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KVH Launches "DCNet" to Connect the Leading 100 Data Centers in Asia
|By Business Wire
|May 12, 2014 08:06 AM EDT
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
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
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
“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.”
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
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.
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