CWHK Awards 2018: Empowering businesses with interconnectivity

Raymond Tong, executive director and CEO, SUNeVision Holdings

Award: DATA CENTER SERVICES PROVIDER

Winner: SUNeVision

Hong Kong is one of the premier Asian data center hubs. Many local and global enterprises, telcos, ISPs, and cloud service providers have chosen the HKSAR as their data center of choice.

Positioned as a carrier and cloud-neutral data center service provider in Hong Kong, SUNeVision has been voted as the winner in the data center service provider category in the Computerworld Hong Kong Awards for three consecutive years.

Besides the CWHK Award, SUNeVision also received recognition from colocation data center directory Cloudscene. Its MEGA-i data center is ranked as number one in Hong Kong and the fifth largest data center globally on Cloudscene’s Q1 2018 Leaderboard.

“There are over 200 telco carriers, ISPs and other types of service providers interconnected in our flagship MEGA-I data center,” said Raymond Tong, executive director and CEO of SUNeVision Holdings Ltd.

Creating a mega data center network

SUNeVision operates five data centers in Hong Kong, providing around 1,500,000 gross square feet of data center space.

The company’s fifth data center—known as MEGA Plus—went online in Tseung Kwan O last year. The facility was built on the first greenfield site dedicated for data center development by the Hong Kong government, and provides 474,000 gross square feet of data center space. “It is connected by dedicated high-performance fiber to our MEGA-i and MEGA Two data centers, forming a virtual data center called MEGA Campus,” said Tong.

Strong cloud focus

The company’s data centers are built to empower customers in the cloud age. They provide capacity, power density, and connectivity essential to today’s IT infrastructure.

“We have capacity at multi-megawatt levels to serve global cloud service providers,” said Tong. “We also offer connectivity to serve customers, who need to exchange data traffic in the most efficient manner.”

Amazon comes to town

The company’s cloud-focus strategy has prompted global cloud service providers to establish a footprint in Hong Kong. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is among them.

Tong said AWS has provided AWS Direct Connect to SUNeVision’s customers, allowing them to establish a dedicated and private network connection with AWS in SUNeVision’s data centers. This can reduce customers’ network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network performance than internet-based connections. “It provides the most effective solutions for customers to move to cloud,” he said.

Moving forward, SUNeVision will continue to increase space, high-power density, and capacity to meet customers’ expansion plan. The company acquired a land on Ma Kok Street in Tsuen Wan this January. The company will also revitalize and upgrade its two existing data centers MEGA-I and MEGA Two. All these new initiatives are designed to bring scalable and expandable options to meet market needs.

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