Pacnet expands PEN to US

19 February 2014 | Sophie Donoghue


Pacnet’s enabled network (PEN) which was developed with Vello Systems has been launched in the US.

First launched in November last year in Australia, Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong, the Asian service provider Pacnet has now expanded its services in the US due to the success in Asia.

“Pacnet leverages Vello Systems software to enable our network to offer highly differentiated cloud provisioning services to customers on demand, in minutes,” said Jim Fagan, president of managed services at Pacnet. “As a result, PEN has received so much interest in Asian markets that we have now elected to expand the offering to the US market as well.”

PEN enables both enterprise and carrier customers to cost-effectively create a virtual, integrated and inter-continental data centre. The network also allows customers to customise their networks based on performance and quality of service requirements. It uses Vello’s connectivity exchange technology and offers on demand network bandwidth.

“This is the first large-scale next-gen application delivery platform based completely on open-standards-based software, making it extremely disruptive in terms of both today’s business models and technology,” said Karl May, CEO of Vello Systems.

Last month, Pacnet announced that US vendor Ciena had upgraded its trans-Pacific link connecting the US west coast to Japan.