TWSE Launches Construction of Baqiao Data Center
On June 10, 2013, Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its data center in Banqiao.
The center will be constructed within Chunghwa Telecom’s Banqiao Digital Park and will cover an area of 1,850 ping. TWSE obtained the land in May of 2011, and contracted an architect in August the same year. In August of 2012, the building proposal received a Silver certification for its green building design. Just a few months later in October, it was granted building permissions. The construction of the main structure is expected to be completed on December 31, 2014.
The data center is expected to be operational in December of 2015 after the installation of all facilities, interior decorations, and computer systems.
This new, cutting-edge data center will feature high security and reliability, efficiency in design and management, and a flexible capacity for expansion. The structure itself will be constructed according to green building standards.
Furthermore, with the construction of the data center, TWSE will be able to provide IT related services to entities that trade in its markets. For example, co-location, IDC, and cloud computing services can reduce operation costs and increase the efficiency of IT departments for clients, raising the overall competitiveness of the security market.