PacnetDid you know that China leads APAC in data center services demand?  The country accounts for roughly 30 percent of data center white space in the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan), according to the latest research from the market research and analysis arm of DatacenterDynamics, DCD Intelligence (DCDI).  DCDI further states that although the rate of growth overall across the region has slowed in comparison to previous years, China has continued to show the highest rate of growth in terms of white space in the region at 24%.

Chongqing mirrors this growth, advancing at an annual rate of 12%.  The Software and Information Services industry in the city is forecasted to reach $350 billion by 2017, with e-commerce volumes exceeding $250 billion.  It is no wonder, then, that Chongqing has become a very attractive location for multinational companies.

Pacnet’s equity joint venture in China, Pacnet Business Solutions (China) and China Telecom Corporation Chongqing (China Telecom) recently announced a strategic alliance to advance data center and cloud development in Chongqing.  The announcement was made at an agreement signing ceremony attended by Zhao Gang, Chief Engineer of the Chongqing Economic and Informatization Commission as well as representatives from both Pacnet and China Telecom.

This partnership builds on the companies’ June 2013 Master Service Agreement (MSA) to provide IPVPN, Internet and data center services in China to global enterprises, carrier customers and cloud service providers.  As part of the partnership, China Telecom will establish new Points of Presence (PoPs) in Pacnet’s Tier III Chongqing data center, CQCS1.  Combining Pacnet’s 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region with China Telecom’s extensive network reach, the partnership provides CQCS1 customers with low latency, reliable bandwidth and diverse connectivity to critical business hubs.

Upon receiving its Internet Data Center (IDC) license by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in 2013, Pacnet is currently the only foreign invested company licensed to provide data center network services in the city of Chongqing.

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