Pacnet has officially opened its new data centre in Tianjin, China (TJCS1) to address growing demand for data centre and managed services in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
This was announced by the provider of integrated technology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region yesterday.
The new facility provides Software-defined Networking (SDN) capability to give full network control to its customers to self-provision bandwidth on demand based on their business needs, the company said in a statement
The facility is strategically located in the Gaocun Science & Technology Innovation Park of the Tianjin Wuqing District in China.
Developed by Pacnet's equity joint venture in China, Pacnet Business Solutions (PBS), and the Tianjin Wuqing government, TJCS1 is capable of hosting 2,000 racks.
"We are excited to launch one of our largest data centre facilities in the rapidly developing city of Tianjin. The facility further reaffirms our capabilities in meeting data centre needs of both domestic enterprises, and multinational corporations in the world's fastest-growing economy," said Carl Grivner, Chief Executive Officer of Pacnet. "Today's opening of TJCS1 also positions Pacnet as an innovator in the data centre industry in China, enabling the delivery of SDN solution in China."
"The launch of the TJCS1 data centre facility is a key joint initiative by Pacnet and the Tianjin Wuqing Government supporting the development of the Tianjin Wuqing District into a leading technology hub in Northern China," said Zhang Yong, Secretary of Wuqing District Committee of the CPC, at the launch ceremony. "To date, the District has attracted over US$1.9 billion in investment capital and is home to over 1,400 enterprises."
TJCS1 is connected to the Beijing data centre of China International Data System (CIDS) via Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN), an industry-first service.
Pacnet's data centres span across key cities in China including Tianjin, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai.
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