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Pacnet includes IaaS in cloud portfolio

Veronica C. Silva | Oct. 14, 2011
Virtual Private Server gives customers enterprise-grade servers at lower costs.

Asia's Pacnet has recently introduced a new Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution in its portfolio of cloud computing services in the region.

The telecommunications service provider said the Pacnet Virtual Private Server (VPS) is their answer to their customers' requirement to have a server infrastructure in place without the high upfront costs.

Pacnet said its VPS solution is a high-performance, high-resiliency IaaS solution at enterprise grade but at lower costs. Customers even have the option to avail themselves of the service for flexible terms of six, 12, 24 or 36 months.

Pacnet said its VPS also offers the same high-performance and high-resiliency as traditional physical servers. But aside from costs, Pacnet noted that customers also require reliability and security in their server infrastructure.

"Pacnet VPS, our new IaaS service which is part of our broader cloud strategy, extends high-end computational, storage and networking assets to customers that require access to scalable, advanced server infrastructure, without the need for huge, upfront capital investment," said Chris Wilson, senior vice president, product strategy and management, Pacnet.

First adopters

Pacnet noted that among their customers, Australian businesses were first to embrace cloud computing. As such, they are also the first to recognise the value of Pacnet VPS, said Deborah Homewood, chief executive officer, Pacnet Australia & New Zealand.

"Their (Australian businesses ) adoption of Pacnet VPS goes beyond just looking for cost savings as they realise that the service, along with our network and hosting infrastructure, allows them to minimise downtime, support their business continuity and disaster recovery plans, as well as host new services in a safe and secure environment," added Homewood.

Pacnet VPS was first made available in Australia, but it will also be available in other Asian locations at a later date.

Pacnet VPS leverages Pacnet's extensive IP VPN network, and was built from industry-leading virtualisation software, servers, storage equipment, and platforms.

Customers can choose from four configurations (small, medium, large, and extra large), and Microsoft Windows Server Standard or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Other options include integrating Microsoft Business Application software licences and backup services in the package. 


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