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Press Release -- March 8th, 2011
Source: Pacnet
Tags: Merger, Submarine Cable

Pacnet Simplifies Data Backup and Storage with New Cloud Service

Pacnet DataVault automates secure online data protection for businesses

HONG KONG, 8 March 2011 – Pacnet today announced the launch of Pacnet DataVault, a new cloud-based data storage service which simplifies data backup and storage for today’s growing businesses.

“With rapidly growing amount of emails, documents and images that businesses generate today, many customers are now grappling with the complexities that accompany the need to back up swelling data archives in order to ensure business continuity as well as to meet regulatory requirements,” said Chris Wilson, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Management, Pacnet. “Pacnet DataVault, the latest offering in our suite of cloud computing solutions, delivers the automated data backup solution demanded by today’s businesses that allows them to forget about data backup tasks, and focus on running their business.”

Through a simple installation of the Pacnet DataVault client software onto the user’s computer and an Internet connection, data from the computer can be set up to be automatically backed up into the “cloud” and onto Pacnet DataVault servers. By hosting the backed up data in the cloud, the data is not only protected off site, but this also enables the user to access the data anywhere and anytime.

Pacnet DataVault utilizes advanced military-grade encryption supporting either managed 448-bit Blowfish encryption, or privatekey encryption to ensure that the user’s data is securely transferred and stored.

While backups can be automated, Pacnet DataVault also offers users the flexibility to schedule backups, as well as enable the ability to back up to a local device such as an external hard disk drive. Users can also choose to back up only new files or files that have changed, or entire data volumes.

With a “pay-as-you-go” pricing model, deploying Pacnet DataVault is simple and cost-effective as there is no high initial capital expense that is often associated with acquiring hardware-based backup solutions. Customers are also able to scale up their storage requirements on demand in 5GB increments.

Pacnet DataVault is powered by Mozy™, the industry-leading online backup service from EMC Corporation. The solution is available now in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand and will be available across other Pacnet locations later this year.

About Pacnet

Named “Company of the Year for Excellence in Growth” by Frost & Sullivan in 2009 and “Best Wholesale Carrier” at the Telecom Asia Awards 2009, Pacnet is Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider, formed from the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps to and from each of the landing countries, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean and delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of capacity between Asia and North America. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of industry leading IP-based solutions for carriers, large enterprises and SMEs. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit:

About Mozy

Mozy is the world’s most trusted online backup service for consumers and small businesses with more than one million customers, 70,000 business users and 75 petabytes of information stored at its multiple data centers around the globe. Mozy was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2007 and is now operated as part of Decho Corporation, an EMC company. More information can be found at

For more information, please contact:

Roland Lim


Tel:       +852 2121 2975


Genevieve Li


Tel:       +852 2121 2728


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