Pacnet, a leader in integrated and full-service network and data center solutions, has engaged in a new partnership as well as received an Internet Data Center license that allows the company to grow its service footprint in Asia.
U.K.-based data center services provider Virtus Data Centres recently announced a partnership with Pacnet to provide a connectivity solution between Virtus data centers in London and the Asia-Pacific region.
The data center fiber optic cable connects Virtus' London facilities to the largest network in the Asia-Pacific region, which spans more than 28,800 miles (46,420 km) across China and 12 other Asian countries.
"Working with Pacnet helps Virtus to meet the needs of our multinational customers and expand our ecosystem of services," stated Virtus CEO Neil Cresswell. "Pacnet is in a unique position to provide multinational enterprises with a wide array of services for connectivity, managed data, hosting, colocation and content delivery in Asia and we are looking forward to working with them to support our customer's [sic] needs in the region."
The partnership between the two organizations allows Virtus customers to access 18 Pacnet-operated data centers in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as directly connect with all major Internet exchanges.
In addition, Pacnet's equity joint organization, Pacnet Business Solutions, recently received an Internet Data Center license that permits the company to provide data center network services in Chongqing, China. The IDC license was awarded to the service provider by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Pacnet is the first company backed by foreign investments to receive permission to operate in Chongqing.
The license increases Pacnet's data center network and service footprint in the region. The company also offers data centers and network points of presence in Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Xi'an.
Pacnet Business Solutions CEO Henry Lam said the new license gives the service provider the opportunity to integrate its services within China.
"Chongqing is the most important megacity in Southwest China and a very important hub for Pacnet's data center network not only throughout China, but also the rest of the Asia-Pacific region," Lam said.