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April 16, 2014

Pacnet Enables Hybrid IT Environment Deployment with AWS Direct Connect

HONG KONG – Pacnet today announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect, giving customers the opportunity to leverage its network and data center infrastructure to establish dedicated private network connections to build and manage hybrid cloud computing deployments

The AWS Direct Connect service with Pacnet will allow customers the ability to dynamically manage application workloads across the AWS cloud and their private IT environments.  Customers hosted at Pacnet’s Tier III data center facilities in Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo, as well as through any network Point-of-Presence (PoPs) across the Asia-Pacific region utilizing Global Ethernet International Private Leased Line (EIPL) and MPLS-based Global IP VPN service will be able to get high-performance, secure, and cost-efficient access to AWS.

“Our support for AWS Direct Connect, together with the commercial launch of Pacnet Enabled Network, provides enterprises with ability to match their network usage to their compute and storage, creating  even greater value in a hybrid IT cloud computing environment,” said Jim Fagan, President of Managed Services at Pacnet.  “Our industry-leading network and data center assets work with AWS Direct Connect, providing customers a seamless virtual Asia Pacific data center architecture platform.”

AWS Direct Connect with Pacnet at a glance: key customer benefits

  • Higher performance: Dedicated private networks provide high-speed access to the AWS cloud with AWS Direct Connect, resulting in a more consistent network experience and improved performance
  • Lower cost: Delivers lower overall network cost as customers can save on public Internet connectivity
  • Hybrid IT environment: With AWS Direct Connect and the Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN), customers can seamlessly and dynamically map their network usage to high bandwidth-intensive workloads and applications hosted in Pacnet’s data centers connected to AWS cloud.

Customers can rapidly deploy high-performance private networks to AWS Direct Connect from metro, national and international locations, with scalable bandwidth options from 50 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and can access multiple resources on AWS Direct Connect via multiple virtual connections (VLANs) over a single Ethernet service and provision connectivity on a dedicated port and a per VLAN basis.

About Pacnet|
Pacnet is Asia-Pacific’s leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions to major telecommunications carriers, large multinational enterprises and government entities.  Ownership of the region’s most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers in key markets including China, India, Japan and the United States.  Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network and value-added data center services, its assets and experience in the region help Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including Fortune 500 companies.  Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in the Asia-Pacific region and North America.  For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.