Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider LeaseWeb is building out its presence in the Asian market. The company has opened a new data center in Hong Kong as part of its drive to accelerate the expansion of its global footprint.
Operated by LeaseWeb Asia Pacific, the new Hong Kong data center follows the July opening of its data center in Singapore. It's another step in the continuing expansion of the company's IaaS offerings in the Asia-Pacific market.
"The opening of the Hong Kong data center is in response to strong demand from customers across the Asia-Pacific region," said Bas Winkel, managing director of LeaseWeb Asia Pacific, in a prepared statement. "This new location strengthens our offering, providing seamless infrastructure solutions on a global basis, giving our customers a solid platform for growth in Asia. Ultimately, it's about providing more choice in the marketplace, which is good news for customers, especially those who want a global partner that is responsive to their needs."
According to LeaseWeb, it has aggressive expansion plans. That shows in the growth of the company's data centers. This year, LeaseWeb has opened three data centers — one in San Jose, and two in Asia. To date, that means LeaseWeb now has nine data center locations around the world.
The new Hong Kong data center operations are located in CloudSpace2 (HKCS2), Pacnet's most recently-launched Tier 3 data center in Hong Kong. The two-story facility is located at Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate.
"Our data center operating agreement with Pacnet enables us to quickly expand our data center presence across Asia Pacific," Winkel said. "Working with Pacnet provides LeaseWeb with the agility to respond to customer demand across the region -- with Sydney and Tokyo examples of cities we’re looking at next as part of our expansion plans. Coupled with our own state-of-the-art technology and global network, it provides customers with an easy, reliable and cost-effective way of expanding online services globally."