Pacnet, a provider of colocation, connectivity and managed hosting services in the Asia-Pacific region, has officially opened Cloudspace II (SGCS2), an eight-storey, 155,000-square foot standalone data center facility with Tier III Design Certification from the Uptime Institute, strategically located in Paya Lebar, Singapore.
The US$90 million colocation facility is one of Pacnet’s flagship data centers built to help meet the rapidly growing demand for interconnected, advanced data and managed hosting services in the Asia-Pacific region. Multinational companies and local enterprises such as Acclivis Technologies and Solutions (Acclivis) have already committed to deploying in SGCS2 to expand their business.
Pacnet’s managed hosting services
The new flagship data center not only provides customers with colocation and connectivity services, it also offers them access to Pacnet’s managed hosting services, including Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) and Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN).
Available in the first quarter of 2014, PEN is a 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.
Financial services industry
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 colocation facility 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.