ViaWest announced that later this year it will begin offering access to the New Cross Pacific subsea cable, the fastest low-latency, fiber-optic cable between the United States and Asia.
Directly terminating in ViaWest’s Brookwood Data Center in Hillsboro, OR, this high capacity subsea cable will significantly reduce the latency between the United States and Asia, delivering up to 80 terabits per second of capacity between the Northwestern U.S. and East Asia in order to improve access to the high-growth region spanning China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea.
“ViaWest is pleased to offer a direct connection to the newest undersea cable of its kind to businesses in the U.S. seeking high speed access to Asia and vice versa,” said Tim Parker, vice president of network services for ViaWest. “Most existing undersea cables are at full capacity. This provides a new, optimized route, or potentially a redundant route, for companies that require additional capacity.”
The NCP cable is expected to serve as the foundation for new bandwidth-intensive services that businesses require today. It is owned by a consortium of seven member companies including a large U.S.-based company and six Asian telecommunications providers. With the U.S. connection point terminating at the ViaWest Brookwood Data Center, the cable will use the latest optical amplifier technology to achieve high performance and reliability in the transmission of multiple wavelength channel signals, on multiple fiber pairs, to mainland China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
“This service is available not only to ViaWest clients but also to those of other Hillsboro-area data centers,” said Bill Cory, regional vice president at ViaWest. “As a member of the Hillsboro Data Center Ring, ViaWest will offer metro cross-connects to the NCP cable from four other data centers on the Ring. Likewise, our access to the Ring enables ViaWest to offer direct access to hyperscale public cloud solutions. Through the NCP cable connection and Hillsboro Data Center Ring membership, we believe that our Brookwood Data Center is among the most connected data centers in the U.S.”
The ViaWest Brookwood Data Center offers more than 140,000 sq ft of raised floor capacity for colocation, cloud computing and other data center services. ViaWest offers super high power density capabilities exceeding 1,500 watts per sq ft and Power Usage Effectiveness ratings of 1.3 at its newest data centers, including the Brookwood Data Center. Additionally, ViaWest delivers a range of solutions that are tailored to each client’s unique needs, including among others:
- Private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, including a dedicated cloud node in the Brookwood Data Center, for premium reliability and low latency
- Compliant-ready solutions for the health care and payment card industries
- Managed bandwidth and other premium network services