Key contractors appointed to construct new facility which
will be ready for service in December 2011
HONG KONG, 8 September 2011 – Pacnet today announced that it has commenced construction of its latest Data Landing Station (DLS) in Hong Kong which will boost its data center hosting capabilities with direct high-speed connectivity into its regional subsea cable infrastructure.
Engineering consultancy Meinhardt was appointed to lead the design, and the main contract for the construction of the DLS was awarded to data center construction specialist, New Tech. Other vendors awarded supply contracts include Emerson, which will provide critical power systems to the DLS.
The Pacnet Hong Kong Data Landing Station will be the first facility of its kind in Hong Kong to attain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, an internationally recognized certification program for meeting rigorous green building performance standards. The two-storey facility will be built within the site of Pacnet’s EAC-1 CLS in Tseung Kwan O.
This new state-of-the-art Tier III data center facility will be capable of supporting 800 racks and a total IT load of 3 MW in its initial phase, adding to Pacnet’s growing data center capabilities in Hong Kong, which includes the company’s first DLS launched in Hong Kong in November 2010.
“Our DLSs in Tseung Kwan O are unique data center facilities in Hong Kong, with direct access to our subsea cables as well as terrestrial connectivity,” said Wilfred Kwan, Chief Technology Officer, Pacnet. Customers are recognizing these advantages and our second DLS here in Hong Kong will enable us to meet the growing demand, while enhancing Hong Kong’s position as a strategic location in our regional data center expansion plans.”
Pacnet’s DLSs are carrier-neutral data center facilities directly connected to Pacnet’s EAC-C2C subsea cable, Asia’s largest privately-owned subsea network. This provides customers with high-capacity, low-latency connectivity across Asia and the United States, with multiple resiliency options through Pacnet’s EAC-C2C and EAC Pacific cable systems.
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, and delivers unique high-speed data hosting solutions through its network of data centers which include the industry’s first Data Landing Stations. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.
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