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Pacswitch Architecture: Unified PoPs in Shanghai

Pacswitch’s global network provides global businesses with fast and reliable SaaS and cloud access from any location in the world. Our Points-of-Presence (POPs) are located in Shanghai, and have been strategically designed to give end-users optimal transfer and processing speeds for Cloud and SaaS applications.

Our HyperScale PoP infrastructure supports sophisticated network and security frameworks and requirements at the cloud-edge as part of a unified PoP architecture. The Pacswitch architecture delivers numerous advantages vs more traditional transport PoPs or even virtual PoPs and is the foundation for a Zero Trust WAN approach. These advantages include:

  • Minimal latency: 180ms from London to HongKong and 20ms from Hong Kong to Shanghai.
  • Supported by Equinix’s SH6 data centers strategically located in the heart of Shanghai to give customers access to some of the fastest-growing markets in the world.
  • Sophisticated services processing that combines routing, switching, compute,
    and storage, leveraging a unified architecture that scales to any number of enterprise customers required to ensure regional or global application performance and security

The Pacswitch Services PoP architecture and global footprint delivers unparalleled connectivity to enterprises wherever their employees and applications reside. It is an ideal foundation on which to deploy advanced functionality that now includes security, futureproofing the digital enterprise.

We decided to add a network Point-of-Presence (PoP) within the Equinix colocation campus located in Shanghai to allow customers to directly interconnect with subsea capacity services worldwide. This strategic deployment provides access to the Pacswitch domestic and global network and helps increase network efficiency for customers.

Redwood City, CA USA – February 10, 2021: Close up of an Equinix headquarters building. Equinix specializes in Internet connection and owns 220+ International Business Exchange IBX data centers.

Technology for the Next Generation

It has always been our goal to serve our enterprise and wholesale customers with extended network coverage. Pacswitch makes it easy for enterprises to consume network and network connectivity solutions delivered as-a-service for a variety of use cases and deployments. We uniquely combine innovative SD-WAN with a global network and a managed service approach to offer excellent customer and application experience.

This partnership with Equinix reflects the strong global demand for world-class network services across China. Our combined service and network capabilities will be of great value to multinationals operating in some of the fastest growing economies globally.

We are thrilled to establish a presence in Shanghai as one of the biggest tech hubs serving a vibrant community of Internet-centric businesses and organizations. We chose Equinix’s facility because it provides a strategic location with expansive, secure and sustainable data centres that are an excellent match to our IP backbone. The addition of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) will further help us to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments for our enterprise clients.