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Business is booming for datacenters in Asia

While some pundits claim datacenter growth is slowing, you couldn't tell by looking at the Asian market
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Written by David Chernicoff on

It's been a busy week for the datacenter business in Asia as no fewer than three new major datacenter sites have been announced or opened their doors. And it's only Thursday.

It's not much of a surprise that the datacenter business in Asia is booming. Not even including India, which is taking its own path into the world of the modern internet, Asia represents the fastest growing sector of connected users and businesses. This week's new datacenter openings reflect a good cross-section of the ways that datacenters are being used worldwide.

In Japan, Oracle announced the availability of a new datacenter designed to support the Oracle Right Now cloud service. Built completely on Oracle engineers systems the datacenter brings the Oracle RightNow Web Experience, RightNow Social Experience, RightNow Contact Center Experience, RightNow Engage, and RightNow Service Experience Platform to Asian customers from a local datacenter, which Oracle said will provide better control and management of the flow of data than running from a datacenter located on the other side of the world.

In China, Pacnet opened a 14,000 square-meter tier 3 datacenter facility that is carrier neutral and can support up to 2,000 high-density, power-hungry racks. The datacenter provides direct access to Pacnet's point of presence in China, as well as their wholly owned undersea cable infrastructure. The datacenter is targeted at enterprise and carrier customers doing business in China, but at this time, Pacnet has not disclosed any information on the tenants of the new facility.

In Singapore, Equinix announced that it would be adding a third datacenter in Singapore; a 385,000 square-foot facility that will support up to 5,000 racks. Targeted at financial and cloud services companies, the datacenter is scheduled to open in Q2 of 2014.

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