PCCW Solutions unveils Powerb@se MCX10 Data Center
Oct 8, 2014
PCCW (SEHK: 0008) – HONG KONG, October 9, 2014 – PCCW Solutions, the IT services flagship of PCCW Limited, today officially opens its Powerb@se MCX10 Data Center in Kwai Chung, its 10th data center facility in Hong Kong and mainland China, to meet the growing demand for cloud and data center services.
The Powerb@se MCX10 Data Center, as a cloud hub, will support a full spectrum of cloud services – ranging from infrastructure, platform, software, content to process – offered by PCCW Solutions and its technology partners, including BMC, CommVault, NetApp, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, SAP and VMware, offering flexibility to fulfill the customers' changing business requirements.
The Powerb@se MCX10 Data Center has received the Uptime Institute Tier III Certificate1 and the LEED Platinum Certificate2. Backed by PCCW Solutions' extensive data center network in Hong Kong with full resilient backbone connectivity, customers will find the MCX10 an ideal place to build a disaster recovery site, business resumption center or cloud-based disaster recovery site, in addition to a hosting and co-location facility. The MCX10 is a carrier and cloud neutral data center, covering a total floor space of 202,000 square feet with service level of 99.995% uptime.
Dr. George Fok, Managing Director of PCCW Solutions, said, "To cater to the new demands of application delivery and data management, data center service providers are now taking on a more active role to support the end users, from the traditional role of providing physical data storage facility to offering digital infrastructure and vertical applications for different segments. With the support of comprehensive cloud solutions powered by Powerb@se Data Center, customers can start their digital business and cross-border operations more simply and effectively."
In addition, PCCW Solutions officially launches the Enterprise Solutions Superstore Alliance3 (ESSA) Incubation Program to demonstrate its commitment to supporting the social enterprise development. The incubation program aims to facilitate technology start-ups to realize their potential in software development and assist them to grow by offering cloud resources, office space and facilities at MCX10 as well as technical support and business consultation provided by PCCW Solutions' technology experts. This will enable the start-ups to focus their resources on R&D activities at a lower cost. The incubatees may also host their applications on the ESSA platform to reach out to their target customers.
Currently, there are about 10 start-ups under the incubation program. The incubatees have developed wide-ranging innovative applications, such as a cloud-based platform which helps NGOs identify talents and raise fund, a cloud-based solution to improve elderly care in the aspects of diet management and medication, and a cloud-based brand protection and authentication solution for customers to identify genuine products.
Appendix 1 – Powerb@se MCX10 Data Center fact sheet
Appendix 2 – ESSA Incubation Program – Incubatees details
1 The Uptime Institute is an unbiased, third-party data center research, education, and consulting organization focused on improving data center performance and efficiency through collaboration and innovation. Uptime Institute Professional Services is the only firm licensed to rate and certify designs, constructed facilities, and ongoing operations against the Uptime Institute's Tier Classification System and Operational Sustainability criteria. For details: http://www.uptimeinstitute.com. (Source: Uptime Institute's website).
2 The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is intended to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently. For details: http://www.usgbc.org/.
3 The ESSA is a cloud platform which aggregates applications developed by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and PCCW Solutions. The applications are delivered via Software-as-a-Service model to support enterprises' operations such as customer engagement, ERP, finance and supply chain management.
Dr. George Fok, PCCW Solutions' Managing Director (5th from right), and technology partners officiate the opening of MCX10 Data Center.
Dr. George Fok, PCCW Solutions' Managing Director (center), and the incubatees of ESSA Incubation Program.
MCX10 Data Center facilities.
About PCCW Solutions
PCCW Solutions is the IT and business process outsourcing flagship of PCCW Limited, which also holds interests in telecommunications, media, property development and investment, and other businesses.
Responsible for a growing number of large-scale IT projects in the public and private sectors, PCCW Solutions holds a wealth of experience and expertise and is viewed as a major industry player in Greater China. To learn more about PCCW Solutions, please visit www.pccwsolutions.com.
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008) is a Hong Kong-based company which holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses.
The Company holds a majority interest in HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider. HKT meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.
PCCW also owns a fully integrated multimedia and entertainment group in Hong Kong, which includes a highly successful IPTV operation, now TV. As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW offers a range of innovative media content and services across four delivery platforms - fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile.
Also wholly-owned by the Group, PCCW Solutions is a leading information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing provider in Hong Kong and mainland China.
In addition, PCCW holds a majority interest in Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, and overseas investments including the wholly-owned UK Broadband Limited. To learn more about PCCW, please visit www.pccw.com.
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