Pacnet opened its Tier III data center in Chongqing, China, bolstering its network in China and adding to its data center footprint in the Asia Pacific region.
The opening follows closely on the heels of several recent developments that have expanded the reach and capacity of Pacnet's network in China and the region.
According to Pacnet, the data center harnesses Pacnet's infrastructure in Asia Pacific as it provides direct access to PoPs in China as well as Pacnet's wholly-owned subsea cable network.
It will serve the company's growing body of enterprise and carrier customers doing business in China and seeking access to one of the world's largest and fastest growing digital populations.
Frost & Sullivan estimates that China's data center services market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 26% per year and will reach $3.2 billion in 2017. In particular, the proliferation of online gaming, social networking, search engines and content providers will spur demand for third-party data centers, according to F&S.
Pacnet has recently announced several expansion plans for China including the launch of new content delivery network (CDN) PoPs and plans for a data center in Tianjin capable of holding 2,000 racks. In addition, Pacnet Business Solutions (China) is the first Sino-foreign telecommunications joint venture to receive licenses to provide IP VPN service across 23 provinces and Internet data centers in China.