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Pacnet introduces first carrier neutral data centre facility

Anuradha Shukla | Nov. 3, 2010
Launches Hong Kong Data Landing Station

SHENZHEN, CHINA, 03 NOVEMBER 2010- Pacnet has unveiled the Hong Kong Data Landing Station (DLS), the first carrier neutral data centre facility of its kind in the Asia Pacific region.

The 3,300 sq ft Tier III data centre has been established for the delivery of direct, high-speed connectivity to Pacnet's pan-Asian subsea cable network. As it is a carrier-neutral facility, the customers of Hong Kong DLS have the flexibility of choosing the domestic carrier of their choice to deliver domestic connectivity to and from the DLS.

 First of a series

 This facility is the first of a series of DLSs that will be launched across the Asia Pacific region as part of Pacnet's data centre strategy, according to Bill Barney, chief executive officer of Pacnet.

 The company is leveraging the power, space and network connectivity of its cable landing facilities and turning them into data centres. Barney added that Pacnet is delivering a unique breed of connected data centres to address the growing market demand for robust co-location facilities linked by high speed and low latency connections.

 Pacnet is all set to deliver an enhanced suite of cloud computing services to the market and its DLS will be at the heart of its cloud computing strategy. Apparently, the company wants to tap the booming Asia Pacific data centre services market, which, according to Frost & Sullivan, is expected to grow from US$7.1 billion in 2008 to US$10.7 billion in 2011.

 Flexibility to expand

 Noting Pacnet's full ownership of both the DLS and the network infrastructure, Barney said this capability will allow it to offer customers the convenience of a single point of contact for co-location and connectivity needs.

 Located at Tseung Kwan O, the facility also offers the flexibility to expand as business demands grow. Part of Phase One of Pacnet's data centre strategy, the Hong Kong DLS is the latest addition to the more than 92,900 sq ft of data centre space that Pacnet has all across the world.

 Customers at the Hong Kong DLS can leverage direct connections to EAC-C2C, Asia's largest privately owned subsea network, and thus benefit from high capacity, low latency connectivity across Asia and the United States.

 Because Pacnet owns this network, it ensures rapid network scalability to meet customers' "just-in-time" capacity requirements. The company is also offering a full suite of managed services at the DLS to support customer requirements.







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