STACK Infrastructure, a leading data center company, announced their new Portland campus will join the Wave Business Hillsboro Data Center Ring II network to provide low-latency access to Asia Pacific.
The network will connect the STACK campus to major long haul fibre routes, cloud on-ramps and seven transpacific submarine cables with access to the APAC region.
“Our facilities offer incredible opportunities for scale, and our proximity to the Hillsboro Data Center Ring enables STACK clients to expand their global businesses, particularly in these fast-growing markets,” said Brian Cox, the CEO of STACK.
The Hillsboro Data Center Ring II is a 3,456-strand fibre optic network commissioned and built by telecommunications provider Wave Business to give access to 13 major data centers in the Hillsboro area, including STACK’s existing facilities and its future builds slated for 2021.
“Hillsboro continues to be an exceptionally well-connected, low-latency access point for major international and West Coast availability zones,” said Mr. Cox.
STACK is one of the original data center providers in Portland. The data center company currently operates two facilities in Hillsboro. The new STACK campus, POR03, offers over 60 MW of potential capacity.
STACK cloud and enterprise clients are said to have significant expansion potential via shell, colocation, and build-to-suit options on POR03 and the neighboring campus at PORL1, as well as readily available connectivity via available dark and lit fiber connected to the Ring.
The Data Center Ring will serve several markets in Asia Pacific, including China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Guam, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and American Samoa.
“The backbone of our Hillsboro Data Center Ring II is now complete. This new Ring addresses the increasing demand for high-count fibre driven by new facilities like STACK in the fastest growing data center cluster on the West Coast,” said Patrick Knorr, the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Wave Business.
Wave Business is a leader in fiber connectivity that serves the Hillsboro and Portland regions, as well as numerous other key markets across the United States of America.
“Together the two rings in Hillsboro enable business customers in any of the connected data centers to seamlessly cross-connect and gain access to dense, transpacific capacity to and from key overseas markets on one of seven submarine cable systems,” added Mr. Knorr.
Hillsboro, Oregon in the United States currently serves as an international hub for clouds and enterprises doing business globally. The area is already home to Ring I, with 864 low-loss, single-mode fibre cables connecting six data centers in the region.
STACK recently announced construction of a new 24 MW facility in Hillsboro, slated for completion mid-2021.
This year, two submarine cables were announced to expand capacity in Asia, one by Orient Link and NEC Corporation, and another by Asia Direct Cable, a global consortium of leading communications and technology companies.
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