In a bid to ride on the cloud computing boom, Pacnet is looking beyond connectivity services and to become a data centre player, according to company executives. At a briefing to announce the launch of its Data Landing Station, Pacent CEO Bill Barney said the industry has seen a shift from a business model based on traditional networks to a software-as-a-service cloud computing platform. The hosted app model will in turn drive the need for more data centres, he noted.
Barney added that Pacnet has been playing in the distributed applications market and is now preparing itself to become a hosted services player. Pointing to the company's 22 data centre sites across the region, Barney added that the telecommunication services provider also has experience in managing data centres. Pacnet previously leased data centres but now operates its own data centres and is building more sites in the region, said Barney.