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Singtel virtual data centre services supported mission-critical operations in Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

Singapore, 8 September 2010 -- Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today announced it provided virtual data centre services to support mission-critical operations at the recent Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

As the official data centre infrastructure partner of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games, Singtel supplied secure virtual data centre services through the offerings of its business unit, Alatum.  This included environmental management and the physical staging facilities to drive key applications such as games and results management, internet applications and web hosting.

To ensure all systems ran smoothly during the event, Singtel provided disaster recovery and business continuity services, including network and infrastructure diversity.  In addition, a team of Singtel engineers actively monitored systems and infrastructure 24/7 to ensure optimum performance and internet security. 

Ms Lim Bee Kwan, Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee’s Director of Technology, said: “The Singapore 2010 was the most complex IT project for a sporting event ever undertaken in Singapore to date.  So, it was essential for us to work with trusted and experienced partners, such as Singtel, to ensure the smooth operations and success for all competition events.

“Singtel’s virtual data centre services allowed us to put into operation the primary and secondary data centres for the Singapore 2010 in double quick time and the services provided enabled a highly efficient and simplied operation of the infrastructure. With Singtel’s expertise and tremendous technical support, we were confident of delivering a world-class event that would make all Singaporeans proud.”

Mr Bill Chang, Singtel’s Executive Vice President of Business Group, said: “Singtel’s virtual data centre services allowed the Games organisers to avoid heavy upfront investments in ICT infrastructure and maintenance costs, while improving productivity and streamlining business operations.  The operations were run in a highly efficient, secured and reliable framework to support the mission-critical applications and services required during the Games.  Congratulations to the SYOGOC Technology Division on the success of the Games.  They have done this innovatively, through the use of secured and reliable virtual data centre services, with tremendous costs savings.”

“Singtel’s innovations into the virtual data centre arena have brought about new capabilities to empower businesses with agility, security, reliability and huge cost savings in their ICT operations.  This was demonstrated in the successful operations for a world-class YOG event,” he added.

As the Games’ official multimedia services provider, Singtel provided fixed and mobile telecommunications services, high-speed Internet access and leased lines services to support voice and data communications at all 35 competition and non-competition venues.

Singtel also supplied the software for innovative website and mobile applications, such as, social networking applications and a multi-language online chat platform.  A cutting-edge mobile service, Digital Concierge for Singapore 2010 was also developed by Singtel to help athletes and officials keep abreast of the latest results and provided them with interesting information on Singapore while on the move.  Singtel, together with the Olympic Broadcast Services, also provided webcasts of the Games to a global audience.

Mr Chang said, “Through the innovative use of ICT, we aimed to enhance the Games experience for athletes and spectators.

“Singtel is proud to have played a vital role in making the inaugural Youth Olympic Games a success and showcasing Singapore’s capabilities and talents on the world stage.”