Why locate your Data Centre in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is the world's 9th largest trading economy and one of the world’s leading financial centres. As major service economy, characterized by low taxation, Hong Kong benefits from strong links to mainland China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. The city-state’s business-friendly and free-trade environment has drawn a number of multinational corporations to set up their Asian headquarters in the region.
Hong Kong is increasingly becoming the North Asian telecommunications and data centre hub and is the landing point for a significant number of strategically important submarine cables. World leading broadband penetration and excellent international connectivity, coupled with policy governance focused on innovation provide a strong platform for cloud adoption by Hong Kong’s government and local businesses.
Broadband is used by 90% of households and mobile subscriptions trend above 230% penetration levels.
Forecasts estimate that by 2015 over 50% of businesses in Hong Kong will be using Cloud services.
In 2012, the local government set aside 10 hectares of land for Hong Kong’s data centre development. These strong government ICT initiatives will see Hong Kong remain as a key data centre market in Asia.
Reliable electricity supply of over 99.99% along with being relatively free of natural disasters ranks Hong Kong 6th globally and 1st in Asia in the Data Centres Risk Index 2013.
Over 2012, there was a 45% increase in equipped submarine capacity and 27% increase in activated submarine capacity to strengthen Hong Kong’s SAR’s telecommunications infrastructure, confirming its position as a financial hub by providing higher capacity and resiliency.
Telehouse Hong Kong Data Centres
The Telehouse Hong Kong data centre was the first Telehouse facility opened in Greater China in the year 2000. Since 2011, Telehouse offer additional space in its second Hong Kong data centre – Telehouse Hong Kong CCC (Cloud Computing Complex). In partnership with KDDI Hong Kong, previously established in 1988, with over 25 years of regional experience, Telehouse Hong Kong data centres offer an excellent regional base to facilitate customers’ expansion into Asia Pacific’s high-growth markets.