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Robi Axiata subsidiary Axentec launches data center in Bangladesh

Axentec PLC, a subsidiary of Robi Axiata Ltd., officially launched Cypher, the country’s first prefabricated certified Tier-IV Commercial Co-Location Data Centre, in Jashore Sheikh Hasina Software Technology Park on Friday.

State Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak inaugurated the data centre.

According to company officials, Cypher brings cutting-edge technology to the forefront, representing a significant leap towards elevating the nation’s digital infrastructure.

The data centre is targeting banks, financial institutions and insurance companies as its potential customers on a priority basis.

Positioned as Bangladesh’s premier data centre, Cypher ensures robust reliability, security, and efficiency in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Strategically located in Jashore’s safest seismic zone with a standard enterprise security, Cypher covers over 16,500 square feet, featuring state-of-the-art equipment.

Cypher offers 2N redundancy & fault tolerance power backup systems, and advanced cooling mechanisms, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.

The data centre pledges an unparalleled uptime guarantee of 99.99 per cent, coupled with military-grade security measures such as biometric access control and round-the-clock surveillance, safeguarding against physical and cyber threats. It also guarantees unmatched resilience and operational excellence, holding the prestigious Tier-IV certification.

Cypher is designed to empower businesses with a secure, reliable, and scalable co-location platform, facilitating seamless adaptation and expansion without compromising performance.

With a commitment to adhering to industry regulations, Cypher becomes a symbol of trustworthiness and reliability in the digital era.

Speaking as chief guest, Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak said data sovereignty and data localisation would help the government take data-driven decisions.

He said a data protection act was in the process of enactment.

“This law will help local data centres grow including Cypher,” he added.

He said data were the next oil and Bangladesh had immense potential to use and process huge data.

He also said the telecommunication act would be reviewed to make it up to date.

Md Adil Hossain Noble, MD and CEO of Axentec PLC, said, “Cypher is a cornerstone in Bangladesh’s smart infrastructure landscape.”

Leveraging the vast experience in managing large-scale data centre operations, he said, Cypher was all set to redefine standards in smart data management and contribute significantly to the country’s technological advancement.

He said security was the first and foremost in the data centre and Cypher would ensure it.

He said telco grade server ensured flawless and seamless operations for 24×7 hours.

Noble said there were many companies still keeping data outside the country including FMCG.

“The government should make sure that no company keeps data outside the country like banks and financial institutions and insurance companies,” he said.

Citing it as a timely initiative, Robi’s MD and CEO Rajeev Sethi said, “Today’s launch of Cypher marks a momentous stride in our journey to be at the forefront of Bangladesh’s smart evolution. As we witness the inauguration of the country’s first certified Tier-IV Commercial Data Centre, it reaffirms Robi’s commitment to spearheading technological advancements. Backed by Robi’s industry leadership, Axentec PLC is perfectly poised to pioneer technological solutions that will propel the nation towards a future of unmatched digital possibilities.”

Rajeev Shethi said data were being deemed to be a new currency in the 4th industrial revolution.

“So it is important to store and manage data in the right manner,” he said.

Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority’s (BHTPA) Managing Director (MD) GSM Jafarullah and other high officials were present at the function.

Axentec, a Robi Axiata Ltd. company, is a provider of innovative solutions, designed to transform business operations and enhance productivity. With a vision to create a smarter and digitally inclusive future, Axentec offers a comprehensive suite of services, including cloud solutions, ICT Solutions, IoT Solutions, and Cybersecurity Solutions. The Financial Express

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