Fixed-line operator and ICT service provider HGC Global Communications has set up a hyperscale-focused fibre optic network at AirTrunk's latest hyperscale data centre in Hong Kong.
AirTrunk converted an eight-storey industrial building into a 20+ MW facility hyperscale data centre with a design PUE of 1.35 to support cloud customers ramping up their operations in Hong Kong and the wider region.
HGC's fully meshed and fibre connectivity is available to link the new data centre to other data centres in the city and beyond into the Asia Pacific region. The data centre, which opened its doors in December, can be brought online within four to six weeks, and between two to three weeks for fast track customers, said HSC in a press release.
Structure Research estimates the Hong Kong data centre market to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14%, reaching US$1.7 billion by 2023. A key driver behind this growth is the rise in the leasing of data centre space to hyperscale companies, especially large public cloud operators. Hong Kong to date has one of the highest concentrations of deployments by these players.
Thomas Lee, AVP, Global Carrier Data, International Business of HGC, said: "We have borne witness to rapid mounting demand for data centre to data centre network connectivity services in Hong Kong. The HGC fibre optic grid available at AirTrunk's facility is a solid and robust infrastructure. It has the ability to be tailored to each client's needs, and has a specially designed SLA for hyperscale companies, including large public cloud companies seeking to expand in the region"