By Pacnet

Pacnet today announced the launch of its Hong Kong Data Landing Station (DLS), the first carrier neutral data center facility of its kind in the Asia Pacific region with direct high-speed connectivity into Pacnet’s pan-Asian subsea cable network.

“Our Hong Kong DLS is the first of a series of DLSs that will be launched across the Asia Pacific region as part of our data center strategy. By leveraging the power, space and network connectivity of our cable landing facilities and turning them into data centers, we are delivering a unique breed of connected data centers that will meet the growing market demand for robust co-location facilities linked by the highest speed, lowest latency connections available,” said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer of Pacnet. “Our DLSs will also be at the heart of our cloud computing strategy as we prepare to deliver an enhanced suite of cloud computing services to the market.”

According to Frost & Sullivan, the Asia Pacific data center services market is expected to grow from US$7.1 billion in 2008 to US$10.7 billion in 2011, at a compound annual growth rate of 14.6%.

“Pacnet’s DLSs are unique in that we bring data closer to the network. Additionally, Pacnet’s full ownership of both the DLS and the network infrastructure allows us to offer customers the convenience of a single point of contact for co-location and connectivity needs, and a partnership which affords the flexibility to expand as business demands grow,” Barney added.

Located at Tseung Kwan O and part of Phase One of Pacnet’s data center strategy, the Hong Kong DLS is about 3,300 square feet Tier III data center and is the latest addition to the more than 92,900 square feet of data center space that Pacnet has globally. Through direct connections to EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately owned subsea network, customers at the Hong Kong DLS are able obtain high capacity, low latency connectivity across Asia and the United States, with multiple resiliency options. Pacnet’s ownership of this network also guarantees rapid network scalability to meet customers’ “just-in-time” capacity requirements. In addition, Pacnet is also offering a full suite of managed services at the DLS to support customer requirements.

The Hong Kong DLS also features a high power density of up to 8 KVA per cabinet, meeting the power requirements of today’s high density servers. Other standard features of the Hong Kong DLS include fully redundant power and cooling systems, advanced fire detection and suppression systems as well as state-of-the-art security access systems. As a carrier neutral facility, the Hong Kong DLS offers customers the flexibility of choosing the domestic carrier of their choice to deliver domestic connectivity to and from the DLS.

About Pacnet

Named “Company of the Year for Excellence in Growth” by Frost & Sullivan in 2009 and “Best Wholesale Carrier” at the Telecom Asia Awards 2009, Pacnet is Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider, formed from the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps to and from each of the landing countries, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean and delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of capacity between Asia and North America. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of industry leading IP-based solutions for carriers, large enterprises and SMEs. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: