CHARLOTTE, NC and AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (Oct. 3, 2017) – Peak 10 + ViaWest today announced that its Brookwood data center in Hillsboro, Ore. was selected by Hawaiki Submarine Cable as its US point of presence. The cable will stretch more than 14,000 km across the Pacific Ocean and will be the first carrier-neutral, low-latency, fiber-optic connection between the continental U.S., Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and American Samoa, carrying up to 43 Terabits per second.
“We are thrilled that Hawaiki Submarine Cable chose our Brookwood data center as the termination point for its highly-anticipated cable system,” said Chris Downie, CEO for Peak 10 + ViaWest. “We are committed to delivering new and industry-leading interconnection services to our customers, enabling fast, secure and reliable connections to their operations, partners and end users across the globe. We’re extremely proud to offer this new capability.”
Peak 10 + ViaWest customers will have direct access to the Hawaiki cable using a simple cross connect. Also, the cable will provide access to international telecom carriers. These benefits will be available to customers in any of the 40 Peak 10 + ViaWest data centers across the country, leveraging the company’s 100 Gigabit network backbone. In addition, customers in other Hillsboro-area data centers may access the Hawaiki cable via metro cross-connects on the Coastcom Hillsboro Data Center Fiber Ring.
“Oregon is the home of hyperscale cloud computing on the US west coast, and Hillsboro is the fiber optic hub where the networks of all major cloud computing companies and internet service providers converge and interconnect,” said Randy Neals, president of business development for Hawaiki Cable North America. “Hawaiki selected Peak 10 + ViaWest because of its long experience in the Hillsboro market.”
“The New Zealand business community is excited for all that the Hawaiki cable will provide,” said Tim Groser, New Zealand ambassador to the United States. “With faster links and seamless connectivity to the rest of the world, New Zealand’s economy is sure to benefit from our direct fiber connection to the Peak 10 + ViaWest Brookwood facility.”
About Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, is the owner and developer of the Hawaiki submarine cable system (Hawaiki). Hawaiki is a carrier-neutral submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Oregon, on the U.S. west coast. For more information, visit www.hawaikicable.co.nz.
About Peak 10 + ViaWest
Peak 10 + ViaWest is a powerful combination that helps organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. Its 4,200 customers trust it to deliver hybrid IT infrastructure solutions spanning colocation, interconnection, cloud, managed solutions and professional services. Peak 10 + ViaWest’s robust suite of assets span 20 domestic and international markets and is comprised of 40 highly-redundant data centers, 2.7 million square feet of data center space, 13 cloud nodes and more than 10,000 cross connects. These capabilities, coupled with over 1,000 dedicated employees, underlie the steadfast reliability of its solutions. For more information on Peak 10, please visit www.peak10.com. For more information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com.