Mr. Andrew Chan, Chairman and CEO of SinoCloud, commented, “By leveraging on Guiyang Zhongdian’s data centre business and local network, the acquisition has allowed us to expand our business in the PRC and enhanced our existing operations in the areas of information technology and communications. We are pleased to have completed integration of the acquisition as evidenced by the positive financial contribution seen in the first two months of 2016.
As we continue to face a highly competitive IT industry, we remain vigilant and will continue to improve on our capabilities in order to diversify our customer base. This will allow us to sharpen our competitive edge to capture the growing market and fulfil our objective of enhancing shareholder value in the long term.”
1 Note: Tier 1 to 4 data centre is a standardized methodology used to define uptime of a data centre. This is useful for measuring data centre performance, investment and return on investment. A Tier 4 data centre is considered as most robust and less prone to failures. Tier 4 is designed to host mission critical servers and computer systems, with fully redundant subsystems (cooling, power, network links, storage etc) and compartmentalised security zones controlled by biometric access controls methods. Naturally, the simplest is a Tier 1 data centre used by small businesses or shops.
Specification of the different tiers: - Tier 1 = Non-redundant capacity components (single uplink and servers). - Tier 2 = Tier 1 + Redundant capacity components. - Tier 3 = Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Dual-powered equipment and multiple uplinks. - Tier 4 = Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Tier 3 + all components are fully fault-tolerant including uplinks, storage, chillers, HVAC systems, servers etc. Everything is dual-powered.