Digital Island Builds Hong Kong Data Center

NASDAQ-traded Digital Island, Inc. announced that it has set up a Hong Kong Data Center to host and distribute business-critical applications in Asia for corporate clients.

The Hong Kong Data Center is located at Telecom House in the Special Administrative Region’s Wanchai district.

The company said that it chose Hong Kong as location because of the city’s highly developed fiber-optic infrastructure.

All of Digital Island’s Data Centers, according to the company, are housed in ultra-secure facilities maintained by 24×7 on-site personnel. The other Digital Island Data Centers are located in New York, Silicon Valley, Honolulu and London.

“The new Hong Kong Data Center extends Digital Island’s Application Hosting and Content Distribution service into one of the largest potential markets for e-business,” said Ruann F. Ernst, president and CEO of Digital Island.

IDC Research expects the Asian e-commerce market to more than quadruple over the next three years to surpass US$7.5 billion by 2001.

“Digital Island’s Hong Kong Data Center is designed to serve companies in the Asia-Pacific Region with requirements for outbound content distribution, and companies elsewhere that want to penetrate that region,” added Ernst.

Digital Island’s also has Local Content Managers (LCMs) deployed in nine Asian countries, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Australia, to mirror and cache Web sites directly into different markets. LCMs are eventually planned for all countries served by Digital Island, says the company.

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