Chongqing: The Big Data Star of China

According to Xinhua Insight, “with a population of 1.3 billion, a rapidly expanding economy and rising rates of Internet and smartphone use, China generates an immense amount of data annually.”

According to Cisco’s May 2013 Visual Networking Index (VNI), from a global perspective, “two major factors contributing to the growing need for network services in China as well as the APAC region as a whole include annual global IP traffic will surpass the zettabyte threshold (1.4 zettabytes) by the end of 2017” and “global IP traffic will increase threefold over the next five years”.  To handle this growth and demand, companies are turning to highly networked data centers for better communications infrastructure and bigger pipes to handle the copious amounts of data as well as advanced analytics.  To add to this factor, Chongqing is growing at a rate of 12 percent annually.

Companies like Pacnet are enabling regions in China to grow and are paving the way for global companies to do business in China.

Last March, Pacnet opened its Chongqing data center ¾ bringing a world-class communications infrastructure to the Southwest China region.  Pacnet’s Tier III data center in Chongqing is built on its unrivaled APAC infrastructure, combining direct access to its Points of Presence (PoPs) in China and wholly owned subsea cable network.  This self-managed facility provides 2,000 racks of carrier-neutral colocation to providers and businesses in the region, offering flexible and customized data center solutions to meet the expanding business requirements of multinational organizations across the globe.

The city of Chongqing understands the importance of companies like Pacnet and what they provide China.

Pacnet’s Business Solutions in China (“PBS”) was recently awarded an Internet Data Center (IDC) license by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) to provide data center network services in Chongqing, China.  This award expands Pacnet’s data center network footprint in China, which also includes data centers and network Points of Presence (PoPs) in Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Xi’an.  This new license reiterates MIIT’s goals to strengthen and monitor the IDC market fostering a healthy development of the Internet industry in China.

To learn more about Pacnet’s offerings that enable companies to do business in China, click here.

To view Pacnet’s profile on Data Center Discovery click here.

New Report Predicts CAGR 16.35% for European Colo/Hosting Market

A new report from Research and Markets is painting a rosy picture for the European Colocation and Managed Hosting marketplace through 2016.  The Research and Markets report forecasts growth in the sector at a solid CAGR of 16.36%

Big winners are expected to include the current crop of market leaders:

  • AT&T
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • Equinix
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Rackspace Inc.
  • Savvis Inc
  • Verizon

Also tagged in the report were:

  • Abovenet
  • BT Global Services
  • Cervalis
  • Cogent
  • Computer Science Corp.
  • CoreSite Realty Corp.
  • Datapipe,
  • Dupont Fabros Technology
  • Global Switch Holdings Ltd.
  • GoGrid
  • Hosting.com
  • IBM Corp.
  • Internap
  • Interxion Holding
  • NaviSite
  • Sabey Corp.
  • Sungard Availability Services
  • Telecity Group
  • TeleHouse

Market drivers include:

  • Increasing complexity of network infrastructure
  • Virtualization
  • Rising infrastructure maintenance costs
  • Need for greater infrastructure efficiency

Good news all around for the European Colo and Hosting Market!