Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) Delivers Scalable Bandwidth and Software-enabled Intelligence to Take Networking into Cloud-Computing Age
HONG KONG, 4 November 2013 – Pacnet today announced the beta launch of thePacnet Enabled Network (PEN), an industry-first service platform that leverages software-defined-networking (SDN) to deliver flexible and scalable bandwidth configurable by customers, heralding a major advance in the capabilities of enterprises and carriers to build high-performance and cloud-ready networks.
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 virtualized 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 is a quantum-leap for the industry that catapults networking into the cloud-computing age,” said Jim Fagan, President of Managed Services at Pacnet. “With the region’s most extensive coverage of data centers and subsea cable network, Pacnet has the capabilities to execute and deliver next-generation tools to help our customers stay on top of their networking needs in the demanding world of cloud.”
PEN offers customers the ability to self-provision bandwidth, manage and monitor network usage and account information in real-time. The platform utilizes 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.
PEN at a glance: key customer benefits
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 virtualized 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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