Pacnet picked as government data centre supplier

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 04 August, 2014

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Asia-Pacific ICT provider Pacnet has been appointed to the Australian Government Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel.

The inclusion into the list will allow Australian public sector organisations to use Pacnet’s Tier III data centres in Sydney and Melbourne, connected to the company’s network infrastructure.

Organisations will also be able to deploy the Pacnet Enabled Network service platform, which uses software designed networking (SDN) technology to let users self-provision and configure network resources on demand.

“Participation in this initiative will provide Australian agencies with broad exposure to our data centre infrastructure and managed services,” Pacnet CEO for Australia and New Zealand Nigel Stitt said.

Pacnet said its support for AWS Direct Connect allows government agencies to leverage its network and data centre infrastructure to establish dedicated private network connections for hybrid cloud computing environments.

To be eligible for inclusion to the panel, data centre suppliers must have facilities located in Australia, boast a power usage effectiveness of 1.9 or less and and a capacity of 1 million voltage-amps.

Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore and operates interconnected data centres in 14 APAC cities. The company also owns and operates around 46,000 km of subsea cable fibre.

Image courtesy of Sean Ellis under CC

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