Pacnet Business Solutions (China) (PBS), Pacnet’s equity joint venture in China, and China Telecom (News - Alert) Corporation Chongqing (China Telecom) have entered into a strategic partnership to advance data center and cloud development in the city of Chongqing.
As part of the pact, new Points of Presence (PoPs) would be established by China Telecom in Pacnet’s (News - Alert) Chongqing data center, CQCS1, enhancing its capability and helping boost Chongqing as well as the Liangjiang New Area to the forefront of the cloud computing industry in China.
Officials with Pacnet pointed out that the partnership combines Pacnet’s infrastructure in Asia-Pacific with China Telecom’s extensive network reach to provide customers that are colocated in the CQCS1 data center with low latency, reliable bandwidth and fully diverse connectivity to critical hubs throughout an expansive footprint.
CQCS1 meets the power, efficiency and availability requirements of customers with existing operation or expansion plans in Southwest China. Located at the Shuitu Hi-tech Industrial Park, CQCS1 sits within the Liangjiang New Area, an economic zone developed to support the emerging IT and services industries in Chongqing.
CQCS1 is a power-efficient data center designed to minimize the facility’s overall carbon footprint while providing an efficient environment for customers’ hosted equipment. A Tier III+ facility, its power supply and cooling system remain available during maintenance, ensuring customers of uninterrupted access to their hosted equipment for continuous business operation.
“Pacnet is honored to support the Chongqing municipal government in fostering cloud development to meet the growing power, efficiency and availability demands of this emerging telecommunications hub,” said Carl Grivner, chief executive officer of Pacnet, in a statement.
“A significant milestone for Pacnet’s business in China, our strategic partnership with China Telecom enables us to provide low latency and reliable services for customers with existing operations or expansion plans in Southwest China,” said Grivner.
Zhaoqiang, general manager at China Telecom Corporation Chongqing said that the company is pleased to be a part of this strategic partnership and paramount technical initiative.
“The collaboration enables us to combine our extensive network coverage in China with a Tier III data center service delivered by a leading regional data center provider in order to effectively serve the growing cloud communities in Chongqing as well as the rest of the country,” said Zhaoqiang.
Edited by Maurice Nagle