Centralized Operation of Multiple Data centers
The Secom Group provides secure and safe services in various fields, primarily security. To handle information and telecommunications operations within the group, Secom Trust Systems Co., Ltd. was launched in 2006 through the merger of Secom Trust Net (“former Secom Trust Net”), which handled cyber security for the Secom Group, and Secom Information Systems (“former Secom Information Systems”).
Secom Trust Systems provides ICT services such as information security and major disaster countermeasures, using technological and service capabilities cultivated through the construction and operation of Secom Group’s systems to provide secure, robust networks. One of these ICT services is data centers, which are used to offer data center services to customers and as a platform for Secom Trust System’s cloud services.
The company centrally operates data centers in multiple locations and the core element in this configuration is the ring network.
Network Expansion to Cope with Increase in Hubs
The installation was carried out in three phases. During the initial phase, the construction of a new building onsite at the data center Tokyo No. 2 DC, which was provided by former Secom Trust Net in 2010, served as an opportunity to connect the previous data center with the data center Tokyo No. 1. DC, which is used as an inhouse services platform by former Secom Information Systems.
he second phase was conducted in connection with the conversion of AT TOKYO Corporation into a subsidiary of SECOM CO., LTD . in 2012. The occurrence of the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent rolling blackouts in the year following completion of the new data center building drove a surge in needs for housing company servers in data centers and backup services in line with business continuity plans (BCPs). As part of these efforts, the data center of the newly consolidated AT TOKYO Corporation was connected with the Tokyo No. 2 DC.
The third phase was the connection with the new data center in Osaka. “We use the Osaka data center as the disaster recovery (DR) hub,” explains Ryo Ohashi of Secom Trust Systems .The two companies provide services that play a vital role during disasters, such as the SECOM Safety Confirmation Service and the Real-Time Disaster Information Service for responding to major disasters. The companies have established a system that allows services to be provided from Osaka to ensure service provision capability even in the event of disaster damage to Tokyo from an earthquake or other event. They also provide the Secom Digital Data Storage Service and other services that use the Osaka data center to backup data stored by customers at the Tokyo data centers.
- Ryo Ohashi
General Manager, Cloud Services Department, Information Security Services Division
Secom Trust Systems Co., Ltd.