Leading MNCs and Enterprises Tap on the Data Center to Expand Their Business in the Region
Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated network and technology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, today officially opened Cloudspace II (SGCS2), the first data center design in Singapore to be recognized with Uptime Institute’s Tier Certification of Design Documents. The US$90 million facility is one of Pacnet’s flagship data centers built to help meet the rapidly growing demand for interconnected, advanced data and managed services in the Asia-Pacific region. Leading multinational companies and local enterprises such as Acclivis Technologies and Solutions (Acclivis) have already committed to deploying in SGCS2 to expand their business.
The eight-storey, 155,000-square foot standalone facility, strategically located in Paya Lebar, was built to Tier III criteria and received certification of the design documents by Uptime Institute on 4 December 2013. The facility is also designed in accordance with the BCA Green Mark scheme – the equivalent to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the US Green Building Council.
“With Singapore firmly entrenched as a dynamic financial hub, the Infocomm Development Authority’s recent push to develop into a big data hub translates into a rising need for data center services,” said Mr Giles Proctor, Vice President of Data Center Construction and Operations at Pacnet. “We are excited about launching Singapore’s first data center with Tier III Design Certification from the Uptime Institute, and continuing to grow along with the Lion City in the years ahead.”
The new flagship data center not only provides customers with colocation and connectivity services, it also offers them access to Pacnet’s managed services, including Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) and Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN). Available in the first quarter of 2014, PEN is an industry-first Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform that will allow customers in the SGCS2 to manage networking services virtually and build high performance and cloud-ready networks that are cost-efficient, reliable, flexible and scalable.
Pacnet SGCS2 opening ceremony. From left: Jim Fagan, President for Managed Services at Pacnet; Marcus Cheng, CEO at Acclivis; Carl Grivner, CEO at Pacnet; Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore; Giles Proctor, Vice President for Data Center Construction and Operations at Pacnet
Officiating the Opening Ceremony of SGCS2 today, Ms Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said, “Singapore is committed to being Asia’s preeminent place for doing business. New data centres that assist companies to anchor themselves in Singapore to reach half the world’s population are always welcome here. We are therefore pleased that Pacnet has chosen to base its latest state-of-the-art facility in Singapore.”
“We congratulate Pacnet on achieving the first milestone in the Tier Certification process with its Tier III Design Certification. This Design Certification proves that Tier III concepts may be applied in Singapore—an established data center epicentre with unique characteristics,” said Mr Thomas Baehr, Senior Director of APAC Development of Uptime Institute. “During the Certification process, Uptime Institute reviews each and every element of the engineering solution, which must stand up to this rigorous analysis.”
“As demand for our enterprise cloud offerings increase, Cloudspace II would enhance our existing data center infrastructure to meet the needs of our clients looking to accelerate their adoption of cloud solutions,” commented Mr Marcus Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Acclivis. “We are particularly looking forward to leveraging Pacnet’s robust subsea cables to give our customers greater flexibility and control to enterprise data and cloud applications as we expand in the region.”
SGCS2 is designed to comply with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) technology risk management guidelines which address a range of potential security threats. The SGCS2 facility has undergone a threat vulnerability risk assessment (TVRA) to ensure it meets the security requirements of the financial services industry.
The newly opened data center is carrier neutral and is directly connected to Pacnet’s submarine cable networks. It boasts fully redundant power and cooling systems, advanced fire detection and suppression systems, as well as a latest-generation security access system.
With the addition of the facility, Pacnet is currently operating 455,000-square feet of data center space across 14 cities in the region – all of which are connected by Pacnet’s high speed network.
To learn more about how Pacnet obtained the Uptime Institute’s Tier Certification of Design Documents, read Pacnet Vice President of Data Center Construction & Operations Giles Proctor’s blog here.
About Pacnet Pacnet is Asia-Pacific’s leading provider of integrated technology solutions for carrier and enterprises in the region. Ownership of the region’s most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers in key markets including China, India, Japan and the United States. Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network and value-added data center services, its assets and experience in the region have helped Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including Fortune 500 companies. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in the Asia-Pacific region and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.
About AcclivisHeadquartered in Singapore, Acclivis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DeClout Limited that is listed on the Catalist Board of the SGX-ST.
Building on our strengths from our traditional business, companies now look to Acclivis for cloud services to achieve greater cost efficiency and scalability in their business operations. By collaborating with strategic partners, Acclivis aims to build a robust cloud eco-system, delivering value across the family of cloud solutions and giving customers the agility, flexibility and control they need to drive business performance and growth.
By using Acclivis as a single point of contact, customers are spared the hassle of dealing with multiple vendors in their adoption of cloud services. Additionally, customers can expect a consistent level of service across all countries that they operate in. For more information, visit www.acclivis.com.sg