Pacnet launches Hong Kong cloud data centre

22 March 2012 |


Asian provider Pacnet, has launched its second cloud data centre in Hong Kong.

The Tier 3 Hong Kong CloudSpace2 (HKCS2) facility is located on the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate and features a high power density and spans two storeys.

“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, our latest, state-of-the-art CloudSpace data centre, here,” said Bill Barney, CEO at Pacnet.

Pacnet’s Hong Kong CloudSpace data centres are located 100 metres apart, within one of the company’s wholly owned cable landing stations. This provides direct access to Pacnet’s EAC-C2C subsea cable network, which the company claims will offer high-capacity, low-latency international connectivity to customers.

EAC-C2C connects into Hong Kong through six diverse paths, and is claimed to offer the most number of redundant routes among the subsea cables landing in Hong Kong.

The launch was welcomed by Hong Kong’s government which has been actively promoting the municipality as the locale of choice for setting up data centres in the Asia Pacific region.

“We are glad that Pacnet has chosen Hong Kong as part of its data center expansion plan. This reaffirms our status as the prime location for data centres in the region,” said Daniel Lai, BBS, JP, Government CIO, Hong Kong.

HKCS2 is Pacnet’s 22nd data centre in the Asia-Pacific region, four of which are CloudSpace facilities.