LeaseWeb Opens Data Center in Pacnet's Hong Kong Facility
A rack inside one of LeaseWeb’s data centers. The company adds its second Asia Pacific data center this year (source: LeaseWeb)

LeaseWeb Opens Data Center in Pacnet's Hong Kong Facility

Service provider continues Asia Pacific expansion push leveraging Pacnet's data center footprint

Hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider LeaseWeb has opened a new Hong Kong data center in a continued expansion into the Asia Pacific market. The company is taking space in a Pacnet facility. Pacnet is also provider of LeaseWeb's Singapore data center.

This is the third new data center location for the Amsterdam-based provider this year, following launches in Singapore and San Jose, California. LeaseWeb is in CloudSpace2, Pacnet’s newest data center in Hong Kong.

Pacnet's 54,000 square foot two-story facility has around 22,000 square feet of raised floor space. Located at Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, it is central to Pacnet's massive submarine cable system.

One of the world’s largest hosting providers, LeaseWeb has 65,000 physical servers under management. Its customer base of 17,500 has historically been predominantly European, but the company has been expanding globally.

“Our data center operating agreement with Pacnet enables us to quickly expand our data center presence across Asia Pacific,” Bas Winkel, managing director, LeaseWeb Asia Pacific, said in a statement. Sydney and Tokyo are the company's two other expansion possibilities going forward.

“The opening of the Hong Kong data center is in response to strong demand from customers across the Asia Pacific region,” said Winkel.

LeaseWeb has a slew of infrastructure services, and is targeting hybrid needs in the region. The company offers virtual and bare-metal, private and public cloud services, dedicated servers, shared hosting, as well as some retail colocation. It also provides managed services, such as backup and service level guarantees, and offers its own proprietary CDN.

Based in Amsterdam, LeaseWeb is part of the Ocom Group. It has several sister companies, including colo provider EvoSwitch, global network provider FiberRing and modular data center player DataXenter.

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