PACKETFABRIC EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE AND CONNECTIVITY SERVICES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION WITH NEW POPS IN SYDNEY AND AUCKLAND; HAWAIKI’S CAPACITY BECOMES AVAILABLE FROM 150+ DATA CENTERS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, CULVER CITY, CA, USA – January 22, 2019 – Hawaiki and PacketFabric, the highly scalable Connectivity-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform and member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, have signed a strategic partnership to provision secure, low-latency transpacific capacity on the Hawaiki submarine cable system and extend the reach of PacketFabric’s Software-defined Networking (SDN) platform into APAC.
Launched in July 2018, the Hawaiki transpacific cable is a 15,000 km fibre optic deep-sea, carrier-neutral cable with a design capacity of 67 Tbps. Hawaiki is the fastest and largest capacity link connecting Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and mainland United States.
With this partnership, Hawaiki expands its reach to more than 150 locations on PacketFabric’s network, with instant connectivity to its ecosystem and all global endpoints.
“PacketFabric is a natural partner for Hawaiki and gives us the ability to extend our capacity services to everywhere and everyone PacketFabric reaches,” said Remi Galasso, CEO of Hawaiki. “This means new customers can quickly and easily connect to the Hawaiki cable system, and enjoy greater capacity and diversity across the Pacific.”
Chad Milam, President and COO of PacketFabric said: “Partnering with Hawaiki allows us to extend our disruptive Software-defined Networking (SDN) platform into the fast-growing markets of the Asia-Pacific region, including the creation of new POPs in Sydney and Auckland. Not only can PacketFabric offer customers transpacific capacity, but also the newest and fastest route to Australia and New Zealand through Hawaiki, from any location on PacketFabric’s private and secure network.”
PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between more than 150 premier colocation facilities across 19 U.S. and European markets, and enables simple, cost-effective, and scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal. For more information, visit www.packetfabric.com or connect with PacketFabric on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, is the owner and developer of the Hawaiki submarine cable system (Hawaiki). Hawaiki is a carrier-neutral submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Oregon, on the U.S. west coast. For more information, visit www.hawaikicable.co.nz or connect with Hawaiki on Twitter and LinkedIn.
David Binning for Hawaiki