PCCW Solutions opens tier III DC in Kwai Chung

Computerworld Hong Kong staff
ComputerWorld Hong Kong

PCCW Solutions, the IT services subsidiary of PCCW, yesterday opens its cloud data center in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, and launched an incubation program to support software development.

Called the Powerb@se MCX10 Data Center, the newly launched Kwai Chung data center is the 10th data center facility for PCCW Solutions in Hong Kong and mainland China. MCX10 is a carrier- and cloud-neutral data center. It covers a total floor space of 202,000 sq ft, with a capacity of over 3,000 racks, and a service level of 99.995% uptime.

The facility is certified with Uptime Institute Tier-III, LEED Platinum, ISO 27001 (info-security management), ISO 20000 (IT service management), ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), and CMMI-SW Level 5 (software engineering).

Cloud hub

Backed by PCCW Solutions' data center network in Hong Kong and backbone connectivity, enterprise users can deploy MCX10 as a disaster recovery site, a business resumption center or a cloud-based disaster recovery site, as well as a hosting and co-location facility.

Touted as a "cloud hub," MCX10 will support a range of cloud services range from infrastructure, platform, software, content to process. The cloud services are offered by PCCW Solutions and its technology partners, including BMC, CommVault, NetApp, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, SAP and VMware.

"To cater to the new demands of application delivery and data management, data center service providers are now taking on a more active role to support the end users, from the traditional role of providing physical data storage facility to offering digital infrastructure and vertical applications for different segments," said George Fok, managing director of PCCW Solutions.

"With the support of comprehensive cloud solutions powered by Powerb@se Data Center, customers can start their digital business and cross-border operations more simply and effectively."

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