Japan-based information delivery platform provider KVH has launched its DCNet data center interconnect offering in Hong Kong.
The company has opened seven DCNet sites in the city and plans to have a total of 12 operational by the end of the year.
DCNet is a data center to data center Ethernet interconnection network that spans Tokyo, Osaka, Yokahama, Singapore and now Hong Kong, and has on-ramps from Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
The network consists of both KVH-owned and third party facilities. The company expects there to be over 100 data centers in the network by early 2015.
The DCNet service is targeted at enterprises seeking to ensure business continuity and data center diversification, as well as cloud service providers seeking to sell their services to other DCNet participants.
Customers are able to subscribe to either a 1G or 10G Ethernet port, offering bandwidths of between 100Mbps and 10Gbps. KVH plans to offer a 100Gbps service in 2015. The service is available on what the company calls a “pay-as-you-grow” basis.
“We are excited to grow our ecosystem of DCNet sites in Hong Kong, a key strategic market for KVH and the home to one of the world’s most dynamic financial markets,” KVH VP of product management Machifumi Kashiwagi said.
“With DCNet now providing an international data center gateway to customers in Hong Kong, KVH is in a much better position to broaden the scope of services we offer across the region.”