PacketFabric, the leading Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform and member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, recently announced that it has expanded its platform to Sydney, Australia. Now available at the Equinix SY4 International Business Exchange (IBX), the PacketFabric platform offers easy-to-consume transpacific capacity with availability from any location on its multi-terabit footprint. This Sydney point of presence (PoP) joins the company’s current fabric, which spans more than 150 locations in 20 metro markets throughout the United States and Europe, and is the first data center in the Asia-Pacific region on the company’s network.
“Extending our unique transport network from the United States to Australia and the Asia Pacific region is an important milestone in our goal to establish a global, secure cloud infrastructure to rapidly and securely share information from point to point,” said Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman of PacketFabric. “The applications across multiple industries, particularly in data-heavy medical science and healthcare, are endless.”
PacketFabric announced a strategic partnership with Hawaiki earlier this year, enabling PacketFabric to offer on-demand transpacific capacity that is available on month-to-month terms from any location its network reaches. To achieve this newest PoP and effectively interconnect Sydney with the United States, PacketFabric is leveraging the Hawaiki Transpacific Cable System, which is the fastest and largest capacity link between Australia, New Zealand and the West coast of the U.S. PacketFabric’s network enables clients to quickly build private networks, reach additional customers and interconnect with a wealth of service providers within its ecosystem. By connecting to PacketFabric in Sydney, clients will gain instant access to PacketFabric’s extensive U.S. network and beyond.
“Our partnership is a strategic, mutually beneficial agreement for both Hawaiki and PacketFabric,” said Remi Galasso, CEO of Hawaiki. “The combination of the PacketFabric platform and Hawaiki connectivity allows customers access to transpacific capacity in the most flexible way. We’re excited to expand the reach of their platform into Sydney.”
“We’re enabling transpacific capacity within easy reach of everyone on our platform,” said Chad Milam, President and COO of PacketFabric. “We’ve created a seamless and easy way for our clients in the entertainment industry, or any industry, really, to securely move data between Sydney and the United States. Creating a virtual connection anywhere on our platform can be done and in just a few minutes, ordered and provisioned immediately through our web portal and RESTful API.”
To learn more about PacketFabric and its solutions, please visit www.packetfabric.com.