Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 4 - Page 15

NEWS NOS opens new data centre to strengthen cloud offering and data services T he most recent NOS data centre is part of the company’s investment aimed at increasing current capacity by 50% by the end of 2018 to improve efficiency and meet the challenges of the digital society. NOS has officially opened the Imopolis II data centre in Carnaxide, a building equipped with the most advanced technology, which will significantly strengthen the support to its businesses and the operator’s business offer in relation to cloud and related services. The data centre covers an area of around 1,000m² and has a floor space of 630m² of technical rooms in which computing systems and data storage will be located. The NOS data centre complex has been the target of continuous investment by the operator to the tune of around €10 million each year. NOS has forecast an increase in 2018 of 50% in the storage capacity of data and related services. According to Jorge Graça, Board Director at NOS and also NOS’ CTO: “The new data centre is the most modern and efficient in Portugal and will increase the company’s capability to support its business activity and to provide service to its business customers in two areas that require data storage and which are seeing exponential growth: cloud and data analytics services. In 2018, NOS will be increasing its installed capacity for data storage and related business services by 50%, with more new generation infrastructure to be announced soon.” ///////////////// Vodafone wins international tender for the Águas de Portugal Group will provide a range of services and applications common to all the operating companies. V odafone Portugal has announced that it will provide data circuit services in the infrastructures of the 13 companies that make up the Águas de Portugal (AdP) Group. Selected through an international public tender, Vodafone will supply the AdP Group’s data network which connects over 120 locations across Portugal and Since all corporate services have great importance for the normal operation of Águas de Portugal, the solution was custom-designed, combining different fixed and mobile access technologies. In addition to being supported on a highly-developed technological infrastructure and a next- generation fibre network which now reaches more than 2.7 million homes and businesses, the solution is based on the 4G network. The project also has the capacity to be scalable to respond to eventual growth in bandwidth, allowing the flexibility required for the development of new AdP Group functionalities and services. At the same time, it ensures maximum reliability and security of data traffic. “Vodafone is once again demonstrating its unwavering commitment to Portuguese business, working daily to develop value- added propositions and offer companies the best means to respond to the challenge of digital transformation,” said Paula Carioca, Vodafone Portugal’s Director for the Business Sector. The companies of the Águas de Portugal Group provide services, directly or indirectly, to around 80% of the Portuguese population in the areas of water supply and waste water treatment. The Group, which also operates in the areas of renewable energy, shared services and international markets, will benefit from technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. INTELLIGENTCIO 15