SYDNEY, 31 July 2014 – Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated technology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, today announced that it has been appointed to the Australian Government Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel.
Pacnet’s Tier 3 data centre facilities in Sydney and Melbourne can provide redundancy for Canberra’s geographically diverse public sector organisations. Supporting local disaster recovery and data sovereignty requirements, Pacnet’s robust network infrastructure offers not only low-latency connectivity across Asia Pacific, but also wide domestic reach with a number of Points of Presence in Australia’s capital cities. With 24×7 remote hands support and network operations centres (NOC) that have full failover capabilities for mission critical equipment, these facilities are capable of serving inter-capital disaster recovery scenarios between Sydney and Canberra, and Melbourne and Canberra.
Under the appointment, government agencies will also be able to deploy the Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN), an industry-first service platform that leverages Software-defined Networking (SDN), to self-provision and configure their network resources on demand within minutes, controlling performance and quality of service requirements under a flexible pricing model and robust SLAs. With Pacnet’s support for AWS Direct Connect, government agencies can leverage its network and data centre infrastructure to establish dedicated private network connections to build and manage hybrid cloud computing deployments.
“We are very excited to be included in the Australian Government Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel and view this as a tremendous accomplishment in the Australian market,” said Nigel Stitt, CEO – Australia and New Zealand, Pacnet. “Participation in this initiative will provide Australian agencies with broad exposure to our data centre infrastructure and managed services. Australian government agencies will now have the opportunity to become better acquainted with our technology such as PEN and its very strong value proposition in supporting security sensitive departments with large-scale network infrastructure.”
The Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel offers government agencies a more scalable and flexible method to meet a wide range of requirements, including the option for departments to enter service contracts to procure supplies from facilities located in Australia. In order to qualify for the Panel, vendors must have data centre facilities located within Australia and feature PUE of 1.9 or less and a capacity of 1 million Voltage-Amps.
Pacnet has been an established ICT service provider to the Australian Federal Government since 2002 and has provided connecting infrastructure for several government departments for the past 12 years.
Pacnet is Asia-Pacific’s leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions to major telecommunications carriers, large multinational enterprises and government entities in the region. Ownership of the region’s most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fibre and connectivity to interconnected data centres across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centres in key markets including China, India, Japan and the United States. Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network and value-added data centre services, its assets and experience in the region have helped 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.