"Digital Realty Trust, a world-wide leader in data center solutions and Savvis announced on November 26, 2013 the launch of a Hong Kong Data Center. The data center will be located approximately 12 miles from downtown Hong Kong and promises to set the standard in ""performance, certification and reliability"", and with 180,000 square-feet of facility space, these promises should become reality.
In a strategic move by the two companies to locate the facility in Tseung Kwan-O Industrial Estate in New Territories as it affords low-latency links to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Also, three submarine cables and seven land-based cabling system converge in the area, providing the data center with local and international links.
""Our Hong Kong facility meets our clients' requirements for a Tier III data centre that has been officially certified by The Uptime Institute, ensuring resiliency and security for businesses operating in this important market,"" said Kris Kumar, Senior Vice President and Regional Head, Asia Pacific at Digital Realty. ""Clients can be confident that from day-one, their data center is built to operate at 99.999 percent uptime, with links to more than 240 communications operators. The facility has been built using Digital's proprietary POD ArchitectureÂ® and is designed to accommodate Telecom, Enterprise IT and Cloud service providers looking for flexible and resilient data center solutions.""
Gery Messer, Managing Director of Savvis, Asia Pacific, elaborated regarding the location: ""Hong Kong serves as the gateway for the vast majority of global financial firms, media companies and consumer brands seeking entry into mainland China, the launch of the Hong Kong facility represents a significant milestone in Savvis' strategy of expanding to meet the demands of global businesses requiring a secure, reliable and consistent IT-service experience across the regions in which they operate.""
According to a recent survey conducted by international research firm Vanson Bourne for Savvis, by 2015, Hong Kong will surpass the global average with 80% of companies outsourcing IT infrastructure (including colocation, managed hosting and cloud environment).
Digital Realty last week also opened a new Tier 3 data center in Melbourne, its second in the Australian city where National Australia Bank is one of its tenants.
This joint venture is only a sign of what is to come in the future of how and where your company's data is stored. Check back to datacenters.com for further news in this exploding industry."