Company reveals Data Center plan for Vaivase
Australian international telecommunication company, Peeq, is working to build a Data Center at Vaivase.
The plan was confirmed by Graham Liao, the Executive Trustee of Peeq, during an interview with the Samoa Observer.
Mr. Liao said the Centre will cost between $9 and 12 million.
He said their telecommunication division is working with government to build a tier 3 Data Center (a location with redundant and dual-powered servers, storage, network links and other IT components. It is one of the most commonly used data center tiers, where IT components are powered with multiple, active and independent sources of power and cooling resources) and will house other global carriers.
“We are building a full cyber-security Data Center to cater to the whole Pacific and we will bring customers here – it will build a tier 3 but the highest is tier 4 but it will also be a mix or tier 2 and 3," Mr. Liao said.
“PEEQ will also be relocating our Research and Development from China to Samoa.
“Because of the easy access from Brisbane for me to fly five hours so I am actually moving my head office to Samoa and there are 28 divisions in our company."
He said Samoa is like a "micro-Singapore waiting to happen."
“We seek no funding from the Samoan Government - we are independent - we stand on our own two feet, the policy of our company is if it can’t wipe its own face we don’t do it.
“We are asking for nothing from the Government but a lot of people are finding it hard to believe but we have asked them to provide us with some infrastructure and land where we can build things on and so they have done that.
“It’s a good relationship with the government and they won’t have another burden but some people are daunted by it obviously.”
Mr. Liao also said without the submarine cable it would not have been possible for his company to setup in Samoa.
“Because we need to send a lot of data you couldn’t do it before.
“PEEQ is a diverse group of companies that provide product and services that are utilized everyday.”