Release Date 8 Feb, 2017
SUNeVision’s MEGA Campus to Host HKIX’s Satellite Site
SUNeVision Holdings Limited (“SUNeVision”, SEHK Stock Code: 8008), a premium carrier neutral data center service provider in Hong Kong, announced today the establishment of a satellite site of HKIX in MEGA Two, a member facility of SUNeVision’s MEGA Campus.
This satellite site, named HKIX3 site, is part of HKIX’s effort to modernize the infrastructure of its popular Internet Exchange that has been serving the domestic and international Internet community since 1995. By setting up a satellite site in a network-dense environment like MEGA Campus, HKIX can scale out its Internet Exchange to cater for future growth. As a significant portion of the data traffic can be exchanged locally without having to leave these popular data centers with an established ecosystem, HKIX can enjoy greater scalability while offering its participants with a more cost-effective solution.
MEGA Campus has become the major connectivity hub in Hong Kong with the presence of over 150 carriers, 9 subsea cable Points of Presence (POP), and an excess of 10,000 cross connects. HKIX3 site, being hosted in MEGA Campus through MEGA Two with its proximity to HKIX’s core sites, shall serve as the most strategic and cost-effective satellite site of HKIX in town.
HKIX3 site offers significant benefits to MEGA Campus customers who would like to connect to HKIX. Co-locating at a data center with a local traffic exchange means enhanced performance and a one-stop solution with greater flexibility at a lower cost. Customers within MEGA Campus can directly connect to this Satellite site of HKIX within the campus, without the need to order expensive and inflexible local loops. They can even enjoy a more resilient connection to HKIX at HKIX3 site, through its inheriting the “Ring” configuration connecting both HKIX1 site and HKIX1b site (the two core sites) simultaneously via a network along fully diversified physical fibre paths.
“Further to hosting AWS Direct Connect infrastructure in our data centers, SUNeVision is making another effort to enrich our connectivity solutions in MEGA Campus with HKIX3 site. In this era of cloud computing and hyper-connected society, we strive to offer our customers with the most cost-effective connectivity solution within the most important ecosystem in the region,” said Mr. Peter Yan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, SUNeVision Holdings Ltd. “This is not the first time we collaborate with HKIX, whose Research and Education (“R&E”) node has been operating in our MEGA Campus for a long time,” he added.
HKIX3 site is ready to take customer orders and will be launched within a month. It is available to all existing and new customers in MEGA Campus, including MEGA-i in Chai Wan and MEGA Two in Shatin. For more information, please visit www.iadvantage.net/index.php/locations/mega-campus
SUNeVision (SEHK Stock Code: 8008) harnesses the strengths of Sun Hung Kai Properties' (SEHK Stock Code: 0016) principal technology assets including iAdvantage, Super e-Technology, Super e-Network and venture capital investments. SUNeVision has a strong financial position, and its portfolio of data infrastructure and service businesses positions it well for sustained profitability and growth. For more information, visit www.sunevision.com.
Established in April 1995, HKIX (Hong Kong Internet eXchange) is a neutral and professional Internet exchange point based in Hong Kong for faster and cheaper interconnections among different networks on Internet. Owing to its large scale and the high traffic volume it serves, HKIX is considered as one of the largest Internet exchange points in Asia Pacific region. HKIX is owned and operated by the Hong Kong Internet eXchange Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Foundation Limited. Visit www.hkix.net for more information.