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Pacnet announces the beta launch of the Pacnet Enabled Network

November 06, 2013
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Pacnet has announced the beta launch of the Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN), an industry-first service platform that leverages software-defined-networking (SDN) to deliver flexible and scalable bandwidth configurable by customers.

Powered by Pacnet’s innovative Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) model, PEN delivers scalable bandwidth and software-enabled intelligence, allowing customers to dynamically provision bandwidth in minutes, based on their business needs. PEN users are able to create a virtualised cross-connected environment leveraging Pacnet’s wholly-owned network of data centers and telecommunications infrastructure for unrivalled coverage of financial and business centers across Asia-Pacific.

PEN offers customers the ability to self-provision bandwidth, manage and monitor network usage and account information in real-time. The platform utilises OpenFlow, an open-source technology, for high-performance network management, providing seamless connectivity to a hybrid cloud service environment, giving customers the flexibility to choose their cloud vendor.

As enterprises continue to rapidly embrace cloud computing to meet their business needs, the-increasing volume and complexity of data traffic place severe strains on networks that are based on traditional hierarchical architectures. PEN puts Pacnet at the forefront of industry efforts to meet the networking challenges prompted by the growth of cloud computing, offering customers scalable bandwidth that adapts to their networking requirements, integrating software-enabled intelligence with Pacnet’s unsurpassed network of wholly-owned data center and undersea cable infrastructure.

PEN offers customers access to major multiple or large carriers and data centers through the Pacnet network, and creates a virtualised cross-connected environment. This means customers can provision a network from the Pacnet Hong Kong data center to their on-premises facilities in Australia.

With a full launch expected in the first quarter of 2014, PEN is at the center of Pacnet’s transformation into a “next-gen” provider of cloud, data center and telecommunication services, increasing options for customers and generating additional synergies with other existing Pacnet managed services offerings.



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