Pacnet expands Sydney facility, eyes new sites
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 10-May-2012
Pacnet is expanding its CloudSpace data center in Sydney to meet growing demand in Australia. Frost and Sullivan expects the Australia data center services market to grow from US$447 million in 2010 to $1.2 billion in 2017, at a compounded annual growth rate of 15.1%.
"In addition to upgrading our current facilities, we are also looking at new geographies as part of our plans for our next phase of CloudSpace data center expansion," said Bill Barney, CEO of Pacnet.
The second phase of expansion to the Sydney CloudSpace1 data center, first launched in February 2011, will add up to 700 racks and 3 MW of power to the facility when completed. This capacity complements that from four other data centers that Pacnet operates in Australia. These CloudSpace Tier III facilities are designed to meet the power, performance and efficiency requirements of content-driven and multi-site organizations.
Earlier this year, Pacnet launched its fourth CloudSpace data center in Hong Kong. The two-storey facility is built within Pacnet's cable landing station in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, adjacent to its first CloudSpace facility.
Pacnet has a network of 23 data centers across the Asia Pacific region, including its pioneering CloudSpace facility in Singapore. It also owns and operates EAC-C2C, a 36,800km Asian submarine cable network, and EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean.
The communications provider launched its Virtual Private Server (VPS), an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product in Australia last August.