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Pacnet PEN Availability Announced

Next geographic rollout planned in Korea and Taiwan

Pacnet has announced the availability of its Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN) in data centers throughout Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and now the United States in response to strong market demand.

The company said that PEN is a fully automated software-defined network (SDN) providing a flexible and scalable service platform that is agile and lowers total cost of network operations.

Jim Fagan, President (Managed Services), Pacnet, said, “The launch of PEN enables customers to build the high-performance and cloud-ready networks needed to overcome networking challenges prompted by the growth of cloud computing. With PEN, Pacnet brings cloud provisioning to the network, empowering on-demand, scalable bandwidth provisioning based on customers’ unique performance and QoS requirements.”

According to Transparency Market Research’s new market report “Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2012 – 2018”, the global market for SDN is expected to reach US$3.52 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 61.5 percent from 2012 to 2018.

This market growth is primarily driven by the increasing demand for cloud services. As a result, today’s businesses are expecting network gear purchased to be ‘SDN compatible’ or upgradeable announced the press release.

As per the release, Pacnet will continue to expand PEN’s availability on a global scale throughout the rest of the year, with the next geographic rollout planned in Korea and Taiwan providing customers with scalable bandwidth, integrating software-enabled intelligence with Pacnet’s unsurpassed network of data centers and undersea cable infrastructure.

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