Pacnet has opened its new data center in Tianjin, China to address demand for data center and managed services in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
The Tier III, 226,000-square-foot facility provides Software-defined Networking (SDN) capability to its customers to self-provision bandwidth on demand based on their business needs.
Customers will also benefit from direct access to domestic exchanges, Points of Presence (PoPs) and diverse carrier networks within China.
Located in the Gaocun Science & Technology Innovation Park of the Tianjin Wuqing District in China, the new facility is capable of hosting 2,000 racks.
Pacnet’s data centers in China are located in Tianjin, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai.
“The facility reaffirms our capabilities in meeting data center needs of both domestic enterprises, and multinational corporations in the world’s fastest-growing economy,” said Carl Grivner, chief executive officer of Pacnet.
Gartner says China’s data center capacity will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3 percent through 2016.
IDC says the total China internet data center services market will reach $3.9 billion in 2017 from $1.7 billion in 2012, growing at a CAGR of 25 percent.
The new data center is connected to the Beijing data center of China International Data System (CIDS) via Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) that leverages SDN to deliver bandwidth configurable by customers.
Zhang Nianlu, CEO of China International Data System, said: “We are well-equipped to provide high-quality and professional outsourcing services to government agencies, financial institutions, aviation companies, power utility organizations, multinational companies and large-scale manufacturers.”