Managed hosting specialist DataPipe is opening a data center in China, the company announced today. The new Shanghai data center follows the opening of a facility in Hong Kong, which launched in December 2005 and was recently expanded. "Many of our clients are expanding their operations in China and are requesting managed services to support this growth," said Robb Allen, CEO of DataPipe. "Shanghai is a regional expansion. We continue to see strong demand for Hong Kong."
DataPipe is based in Hoboken, NJ, and provides managed services to enterprise companies, with many customers in the financial services and pharmaceutical industries. In recent years the company has expanded to add offices and data center infrastructure in London and Hong Kong. In mid-2006 DataPipe received $12 million in private funding to support its infrastructure expansion. It promptly bought data center facilities in Somerset, New Jersey and San Jose, Calif. in late 2006.