Pacnet opens 2nd cloud data center in Hong Kong
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 22-Mar-2012
Hong Kong and Singapore-based connectivity and data hosting service provider Pacnet today launched its second cloud data center in Hong Kong.
The two-storey facility, dubbed Hong Kong CloudSpace2 (HKCS2), is a Tier III data center facility located at Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate. It features a high-power density, which delivers up to 10kVA of power per cabinet.
Similar to its first CloudSpace data center Hong Kong CloudSpace1 (HKCS1) located 100 meters away, HKCS2 is fully operated by Pacnet and was built within the site of one of Pacnet's wholly-owned cable landing stations.
Both HKCS1 and HKCS2 have direct access to Pacnet's EAC-C2C subsea cable network. Pacnet's EAC-C2C subsea cable network connects into Hong Kong via six diverse paths to maximize redundancy among the subsea cables landing into Hong Kong.
"Hong Kong's high level of international network connectivity, reliable power supply and low risk to natural disasters are key factors that have contributed to our decision to invest in building HKCS2 [...] data center, here," said Bill Barney, CEO of Pacnet.
"Hong Kong, which now hosts four of our data centers, is also a strategic location within our network of connected data centers across Asia as it is centrally positioned in the region and highly connected through our EAC-C2C subsea cable network, making our facilities here an essential part of any businesses needing a robust, Asia-wide data center infrastructure," Barney added.
"The Government is committed to promoting Hong Kong as the locale of choice for setting up data centers in the Asia Pacific region, and developing Hong Kong as a hub of technology cooperation and trade. We are glad that Pacnet has chosen Hong Kong as part of its data center expansion plan," said Daniel Lai, government CIO, Hong Kong. "We will continue to facilitate the setting up of data centers here in Hong Kong."
Pacnet's launch of HKCS2 adds up to a total of 22 data centers in Asia, four of which are CloudSpace facilities.