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Lightspeed News Digest

Welcome to the latest edition of Lightspeed News Digest, an informative e‑newsletter from Pacnet that brings together in one place all the Pacnet news you can use.
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Pacnet Insights

Pacnet CEO Discusses Big Data in Chongqing
Pacnet CEO, Carl Grivner was a guest speaker at the 6th International Trade in Services (Chongqing) Summit, where he discussed the importance of Big Data and its role as a catalyst for growth in Chongqing, China. According to Forrester Research, Big Data business in China could reach $806 million by 2016. Nowhere in China is the promise of Big Data more evident than in the city of Chongqing. The city’s double-digit annual growth has prompted the Chongqing Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Council to exploit the value of Big Data and cloud computing by forming an agglomeration of new service offerings in e-commerce, Internet services and mobile applications. Clustered services reduce the costs of production, while attracting more suppliers and customers into the marketplace.

Pacnet News

Pacnet Opens Tier III Data Center in Tianjin

Pacnet has officially opened its new data center in Tianjin, China (TJCS1) to address growing demand for data center and managed services in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. The Tier III, 226,000-square-foot facility provides customers with world-class colocation, connectivity and managed services backed by 24x7 expert, multilingual customer service and on-site remote hands support. In addition, the new facility provides Software-defined Networking (SDN) capability to give full network control to customers to self‑provision bandwidth on demand based on individual business requirements.

New Australian Government Contract Wins

Last month, Pacnet won two major government contracts in Australia. In New South Wales, Pacnet is one of the first providers of network services at the state government’s new data center in Silverwater (GovDC). Under the agreement, Pacnet will activate a Point of Presence (PoP) at the facility, and will host an Internet gateway at GovDC, enabling NSW Government agencies to connect easily to Pacnet’s Sydney CloudSpace Data Center and other third-party data centers.
At the same time, Pacnet has built upon its relationship with the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) to provide mission-critical networking capabilities and services to the volunteer organisation. Under a 36-month contract extension, Pacnet will continue to maintain a Layer 3 MPLS network at 145 sites across Victoria
, enabling staff to maintain contact during emergencies.
Pacnet was also 
recently appointed to the Australian Government Data Center Facilities Supplies Panel.

Awards and Compliance

Pacnet Receives 2014 Global Carriers Awards

Pacnet receive
d two awards from the 2014 Global Carriers Awards, Project of the Year and Asian Wholesale Carrier of the Year, in recognition of our innovation and achievements over a 12-month period. 
According to the award organizer: “Competition was extremely tough in the Project of the Year award category this year and so special mention must go to Pacnet for collecting the prize with its SDN-based Network-as-a-Service platform. As a first mover in the SDN space, the judges were particularly impressed by the speed and execution of the project.”
Pacnet Picks up Green Data Center Award

Datacenter Dynamics has awarded Pacnet the award for “Green” Data Center at the DataCenterDynamics APAC Awards staged last month in Singapore.
The award recognises the innovation and leadership that go beyond the norm within the data center industry in APAC. Pacnet gained the award best on its leadership for driving robust environmental practice in the Asia-Pacific data centre industry.

Pacnet Scores Frost & Sullivan Award

Pacnet has received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2014 Asia Pacific Data Communications Product Line Differentiation Award. The accolade is a testament to Pacnet’s success in creating a differentiated value proposition for its data communications services in the region. This includes Innovations such as the Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN), an industry-first service platform that leverages Software-defined Networking (SDN) to deliver flexible and scalable bandwidth configurable by customers.

About Pacnet

Pacnet is Asia-Pacific’s leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions to major telecommunications carriers, large multinational enterprises and government entities. Ownership of the region’s most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers in key markets including China, India, Japan and the United States. 
Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network and value-added data center services, its assets and experience in the region help Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including Fortune 500 companies. 
Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in the Asia-Pacific region and North America. 
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