ViaWest Data Center to offer high speed, low latency, direct network connection to Asia

ViaWest will begin offering access to the New Cross Pacific subsea cable, the fastest low-latency, fiber-optic cable between the United States and Asia, the company said.

Directly terminating in ViaWest´s Brookwood Data Center in Hillsboro, Ore., this high capacity subsea cable will significantly reduce the latency between the United States and Asia, delivering up to 80 terabits per second of capacity between the Northwestern US and East Asia in order to improve access to the high-growth region spanning China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

The NCP cable is expected to serve as the foundation for new bandwidth-intensive services that businesses require today. It is owned by a consortium of seven member companies including a large US-based company and six Asian telecommunications providers.

With the US connection point terminating at the ViaWest Brookwood Data Center, the cable will use the latest optical amplifier technology to achieve high performance and reliability in the transmission of multiple wavelength channel signals, on multiple fiber pairs, to mainland China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan.

The ViaWest Brookwood Data Center offers more than 140,000 square feet of raised floor capacity for colocation, cloud computing and other data center services. ViaWest offers super high power density capabilities exceeding 1,500 watts per square foot and Power Usage Effectiveness ratings of 1.3 at its newest data centers, including the Brookwood Data Center. Additionally, ViaWest delivers a range of solutions that are tailored to each client´s unique needs, including among others:

ViaWest is a leading Hybrid IT Solutions provider offering cloud, network, colocation, compliance services and security solutions, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc. (NYSE: SJR). With 18 years of experience, 30 North American data centers and multiple cloud nodes, ViaWest offers IT and infrastructure solutions that solve business challenges while balancing cost, scalability and security requirements. ViaWest delivers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility backed by our 100% uptime commitment.