OCBC Bank is the longest established Singapore bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912.
OCBC Bank has built a S$240 million regional data centre designed and customised to its requirements.
The new facility is believed to be the first such purpose-built centre developed and owned by a Singapore bank.
The data centre is designed to support the operational requirements of OCBC Group entities for the next 30 years, the bank said in a statement.
It has been operational since the third quarter of last year and is located on a 0.5 hectare plot in the eastern part of Singapore – equivalent to half the size of a football field – with a built-up floor area of 134,500 sq ft across six storeys.
SAIFOR with the collaboration of its local partner CALSIUS, produced and installed the consoles for the Command Center of this data centre. The chosen consoles are VDS model, with specific features and customizations to meet the special requirements of OCBC. The Command Center is a circular room with a total of 52 operators and supervisors positions. Another great job of SAIFOR and CALSIUS.