Pacnet Opens Data Center in Singapore

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Pacnet SGCS2 opening ceremony included colorful festivities. Pictured from left: Jim Fagan, President for Managed Services at Pacnet; Marcus Cheng, CEO at Acclivis; Carl Grivner, CEO at Pacnet; Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore; Giles Proctor, Vice President for Data Center Construction and Operations at Pacnet.

Pacnet SGCS2 opening ceremony included colorful festivities. Pictured from left: Jim Fagan, President for Managed Services at Pacnet; Marcus Cheng, CEO at Acclivis; Carl Grivner, CEO at Pacnet; Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore; Giles Proctor, Vice President for Data Center Construction and Operations at Pacnet.

Asia-Pacific network provider Pacnet has opened CloudSpace II (SGCS2), which has been recognized with Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification of Design Documents. The $90 million facility is one of Pacnet’s major data centers built to help meet the rapidly growing demand for interconnected, advanced data and managed services in the Asia-Pacific region.

“With Singapore firmly entrenched as a dynamic financial hub, the Infocomm Development Authority’s recent push to develop into a big data hub translates into a rising need for data center services,” said Giles Proctor, Vice President of Data Center Construction and Operations at Pacnet.

The eight story, 155,000-square foot facility is carrier neutral and is directly connected to Pacnet’s submarine cable network. It is strategically located in Paya Lebar. The facility is also designed in accordance with the BCA Green Mark scheme – the equivalent to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

SGCS2 is designed to comply with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) technology risk management guidelines which address a range of potential security threats. The SGCS2 facility has undergone a threat vulnerability risk assessment (TVRA) to ensure it meets the security requirements of the financial services industry.

“We congratulate Pacnet on achieving the first milestone in the Tier Certification process with its Tier III Design Certification. This Design Certification proves that Tier III concepts may be applied in Singapore—an established data center epicenter with unique characteristics,” said Thomas Baehr, Senior Director of APAC Development of Uptime Institute.

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