The OpenStack cloud platform is gaining momentum around the world, according to Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack vendor. In an announcement earlier this month, Mirantis says it has become the largest provider of OpenStack products and services for the telecommunications industry, with a customer list that includes the likes of AT&T and Orange. Also identified as customers were Pacnet, headquartered in Hong Kong, and China’s Huawei.
(The Hosting News) – Pacnet today announced that The Techno Group, one of Australia’s leading systems integrators, has signed on to the Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) for running its disaster recovery operation and addressing customers’ business demands. PEN is a fully automated software-defined network (SDN) that allows The Techno Group to self-provision bandwidth in minutes, based on its individual business needs.
Hong Kong-based Pacnet, which operates a large datacentre network in Asia Pacific, the US and Europe announced a strategic partnership with China Telecom Thursday that will see both companies jointly expand and develop datacentres for cloud solutions in the city of Chongqing, a rapidly growing municipality in the southwest of China. Under the partnership, China Telecom will initially establish a point of presence in one of Pacnet’s tier III datacentre in Chongqing. But the partnership will see both parties collaborate on cloud, datacentre and networking infrastructure over the long-term.
HONG KONG – Pacnet 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.
Pacnet has launched into full availability its cross-continent software-configurable network connectivity services called PEN (for Pacnet Enabled Network). The company launched a pilot version of the services in Asia Pacific in November, and on Tuesday, along with announcing PEN’s coming out of beta it also said it had expanded the services to the US. Pacnet is one of the largest carriers and data center service providers in Asia Pacific. PEN now spans data centers in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the US.