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Pacnet addresses burgeoning demand for data centre services in AP

Anuradha Shukla | Aug. 1, 2011
Invests in a Data Landing Station in Hong Kong

Pacnet is expanding its hosting and co-location infrastructure to address the ever increasing demand for data centre services across the Asia Pacific.

The company has invested in a new carrier-neutral Data Landing Station (DLS) in Hong Kong, with direct high-speed connectivity into Pacnet's pan-Asian subsea cable network.

Pacnet's EAC-C2C subsea cable is Asia's largest privately owned subsea network, which provides customers with high capacity, low latency connectivity across Asia and the United States, with multiple resiliency options.

This DLS will feature state-of-the-art Tier III data centre facilities that are touted to support 800 high power density racks. Pacnet says this new facility is scheduled for completion by December 2011.

"We are building this capability in Hong Kong to serve Asia's growing appetite for cloud services. More enterprises are tapping into the cloud paradigm to realise economies of scale as they expand across the region, and Hong Kong is well-positioned as a data centre hub to support this," said Bill Barney, chief executive officer of Pacnet.

"The new DLS will extend Pacnet's technological leadership in IP services, as the accelerating adoption of cloud and the unprecedented boom in digital content drive up demand for data centre resources in the Asia Pacific."

Green facility

The two-storey facility will be built within the site of Pacnet's EAC-1 CLS in Tseung Kwan O, according to the company that notes this DLS will be the first of its kind in Hong Kong to attain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

LEED is an internationally recognised certification programme for meeting green building performance standards.

"Increasingly, customers are demanding high-speed connectivity alongside co-location services. By locating the new data centre on the site of our Cable Landing Station (CLS), we are able to deliver high-speed connectivity and the network redundancy to support their growing business demands," said Barney.

"The big shift into the cloud is also evolving quickly, and we need hosting and network infrastructures that are not only reliable, but also energy efficient to support this business transformation."


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