News Feed Item

KVH Launches "DCNet" to Connect the Leading 100 Data Centers in Asia

KVH Co. Ltd., Asia’s leading information delivery platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, today announced it is launching “DCNet,” KVH’s new burstable data center to data center interconnection service that will link 100 data centers across Asia in 2014. With service availability in July 2014, DCNet offers pre-wired carrier-grade elastic Ethernet connectivity between not only KVH’s data centers but also many other industry leading data centers in the region providing customers with a greater choice in where they collocate and with whom they connect.

Data centers serve an increasingly critical role for enterprises, cloud platform providers, and service providers, and they are at the center of the technology evolution. The increase in both the number of data center facilities as well as the adoption of data center related services is driving increases in data center to data center traffic by approximately 26%1 annually, reaching 530 exabytes of traffic in 2017. This traffic growth is creating a need for cost effective and rapidly scalable data center connectivity solutions that connect different data centers, internal IT, and network infrastructure across multiple sites to customers and business partners located in different data centers and possibly across multiple geographies.

DCNet will reach 100 data center facilities in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Singapore and Hong Kong. The service will also be supported with on-ramps from the United States via CoreSite, a U.S. provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center solutions, with data centers stretching from Silicon Valley and Los Angeles to Chicago and New York. Available as a point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and multipoint-to-multipoint service, DCNet delivers bandwidth from 100Mbps to 10Gbps across a pre-wired eco-system of facilities, with a 100Gbps service becoming available in Q1, 2015. This service is a replacement of more expensive point to point primary networks and is designed to meet an enterprise’s connectivity needs for business continuity planning (BCP), diversification of data center sites, and expansion of data center usage. DCNet is also attractive to service providers and cloud platform providers that require connectivity to multiple data center sites with broad geographic coverage and want to avoid the complexity of negotiating and managing many individual network contracts.

Key characteristics of DCNet are as follows:

Simplified pricing with bandwidth on demand: DCNet is available as either a burstable or fixed bandwidth service. The burstable DCNet service has standard per megabit bandwidth rates for Metro DCNet and International DCNet connectivity, and customers need only to subscribe to a port at a low monthly fee. The service is a “pay-as-you-grow” model with usage based billing, providing customers with a very low entry point for connectivity, reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), and the ability to opt for new data centers as and when their business grows. The fixed bandwidth DCNet service provides guaranteed bandwidth between sites and is for those customers that understand their traffic requirements and seek high performance with limited variability in bandwidth throughput.

  • Quick delivery and upgrades: Network provisioning between data center sites is guaranteed to be completed within 2 business days. With cross-connects inside the data center from the customer rack to KVH’s DCNet equipment typically requiring 1 – 7 days to complete, a DCNet connection end-to-end can be ready for use within a week versus the industry standard of six weeks.
  • Simplified operations: DCNet provides one simplified contract for data center network connectivity across multiple facilities and multiple countries without the hassles of complex negotiations, management overhead, and long lead times. KVH can also manage a customer’s cross-connects in the DCNet data centers in which they are connected to further reduce the customer’s burden of network management.
  • Wide coverage: When completely rolled out, DCNet will allow customers to connect to 100 of the leading data centers in Asia thereby seamlessly linking customers with business partners, suppliers, and service providers. These data centers were strategically chosen to include service providers in multiple domains interconnecting cloud and application providers, content distributors, as well as key carrier hubs.
  • Service ecosystem: By procuring just one DCNet port, all members in this ecosystem become just a cross-connect away enabling customers to easily and quickly procure services such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and other cloud-based applications, thereby changing the way customers choose and utilize data center resources.

“KVH’s DCNet is a game changing service as it links the leading data centers in Asia’s major financial cities across many different data center operators into a common virtual data center cloud,” explains Ted Higase, KVH President and Chief Executive Officer. “As IT becomes more service-based, with these services being driven out of data centers, connectivity between data centers for service providers, content distributors, and enterprises becomes ever so more important. DCNet represents a big step for KVH in addressing this demand as well as in offering a usage-based network service that will allow customers to order and activate networks between data centers in an as-needed fashion using SDN (Software-Defined-Network) technology. With DCNet, linking to other data centers becomes just a cross-connect way.”

About KVH
KVH Co., Ltd., established in Tokyo in 1999 by Fidelity Investments, is an Asia Pacific IT Services, Network and Data Center Services Provider delivering integrated solutions and best-in-class service to its customers. As an information delivery platform, KVH owns infrastructure and provides services that enable clients to store, process, protect and deliver their vital business information. KVH provides IT Services, Cloud, Services, Data Center Services, Managed Network Services, and Professional Services.

KVH provides IT Services, Cloud Services, Data Center Services, Managed Network Services, and Professional Services. KVH has a presence in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul/ Busan, and Chicago, and serves over 2,000 customers in broad industry segments such as financial services, manufacturing, media, gaming, and e-commerce. More information on KVH can be found at www.kvhasia.com.

1 Cisco 2013 Global Cloud Index Forecast

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers s...
@DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises - and delivering real results.
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
"We started a Master of Science in business analytics - that's the hot topic. We serve the business community around San Francisco so we educate the working professionals and this is where they all want to be," explained Judy Lee, Associate Professor and Department Chair at Golden Gate University, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Dez Blanchfield joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Dez is a strategic leader in business and digital transformation with 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries developing strategies and implementing business initiatives. He has a breadth of expertise spanning technologies such as cloud computing, big data and analytics, cognitive computing, m...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Kevin Jackson joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert and Founder/Author of the award winning "Cloud Musings" blog. Mr. Jackson has also been recognized as a "Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand" by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post "Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter" (2013) and a "Top 50 C...
Daniel Jones is CTO of EngineerBetter, helping enterprises deliver value faster. Previously he was an IT consultant, indie video games developer, head of web development in the finance sector, and an award-winning martial artist. Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams.
There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, will discuss how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol,...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory? In her Day 2 Keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Aruna Ravichandran, VP, DevOps Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies, was jo...