Fiji opens new data centre

21/04/2011

A first of its kind data centre in the South Pacific islands has opened in Fiji last week. The Suva based US$20 million facility will serve as an efficient information technology backbone to the much of the government’s operations, including the secure storage of data.<!--more-->

Built with Chinese government assistance of a US$20 million concessional soft loan, the data centre, when connected to the government’s many departments is expected to drastically reduce processing times for procedural matters, especially in the areas of overseas investments and the awarding of scholarships to students. It will also bring in more transparency in its departmental operations, says the Fijian government.

Interestingly, the government has already announced that the spare installed capacity of the global standard data centre will be thrown open to statutory bodies and public companies.

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