Pacnet to convert cable landing facilities into world class data centers across Asia
Pacnet recently announced plans to convert its Cable Landing facilities across key markets in the Asia Pacific region into Data Landing Stations (DLS). This is in a move to meet growing market demands for data center co-location, managed hosting and value-added services.
Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer, the telecommunications provider, explained, “Over the past few years, we have seen exponential growth in the demand for data center hosting services and customized applications. Yet, the cost of power, real estate, maintenance and connectivity makes it challenging for existing players to upgrade and new players to enter into the data center space. Pacnet’s cable landing facilities across Asia are equipped with massive power, space and capacity; therefore, it is a natural step for us to move forward in building DLS facilities to support immediate demands in the marketplace.”
“The data center services sector is expected to continue to see promising demand over the next couple of years. Data center operators however struggle with the high cost of operations which have increased exponentially in recent times,” said Jayesh Easwaramony, Research Director, Frost & Sullivan, “Power costs can often account for more than 50 percent of the overall operational expenditure (OPEX) of a data center, while real estate pricing could also seriously inflate costs.”
Mr Barney continued to explain that according to a recent Frost & Sullivan report, the data center co-location and managed hosting services market in the Asia Pacific region has been going strong for almost 10 years. It has been growing in tandem with the rise in business and internet subscribers, and an internet-savvy population that demands rich content, collaboration and web applications.
“To meet the growing market requirements, Pacnet is in a unique position to leverage our own cable landing facilities towards building a network of Terabit data transport and hosting centers next to our subsea fiber infrastructure which will enable us to offer the fastest data and content transmission available in the region,” Mr Barney added.
Ownership of the cable landing facilities also gives the telecommunications provider full operational and design control in customising all solutions in accordance with customer requirements, including the ability to deploy services into the market at record-speed.
The conversion of its cable landing facilities into DLS facilities will enable Pacnet to further expand its existing telecommunications portfolio of co-location and managed service applications and support secure high-speed transport of large content for enterprises and content delivery networks.
The telecommunications provider owns and operates cable landing stations in major markets throughout Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. The current plan is to launch three DLS facilities in 2010, with additional sites launched in 2011. Locations and details for Phase One will be announced in the coming weeks.26.02.2010