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SUNeVision launches new Azure ExpressRoute site in Hong Kong

SUNeVision has added a new Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute site in Hong Kong to give customers both in the city and throughout Asia improved resilience and performance.

The new site leverages the robust connectivity on MEGA Campus and Hong Kong’s position as a regional information hub, according to the company.

With the new Azure ExpressRoute site, data is able to be directly and privately transferred to and from Microsoft Azure within MEGA-i, removing the need to go through public internet.

As a result, security, network and latency performance issues are improved for customers and partners, SUNeVision states.

Following the launch of the new site, enterprises can connect to Azure in MEGA-i through an onsite point of presence (PoP) or through telecommunications partners, managed service providers or cloud exchange platforms already available on MEGA Campus.

Due to the ecosystem of network providers on MEGA Campus, Azure users in Hong Kong and mainland China can establish private access across the regions.

Furthermore, enterprises from other Asian countries including Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei can connect directly at MEGA-i.

SUNeVision extends the direct connectivity with Azure to other data centres on MEGA Campus via dedicated dark fibre network, MEGA Connect.

The company states this move was motivated by the aim to meet the growing demand in cloud connectivity. This has also prompted SUNeVision to launch its own cloud exchange platform this year.

According to the company, this will complement the existing partner ecosystem, where customers can choose from a range of connectivity options for their needs.

SUNeVision chief executive officer Raymond Tong says, “The addition of Azure ExpressRoute on MEGA Campus is a win-win to extend Microsoft Azure reach in the region. It also strengthens our position as a highly connected leading data centre provider in the cloud age bridging Hong Kong with mainland China and other Asian markets.”

Microsoft Azure Networking partner product manager Ross Ortega says, “Microsoft is pleased to deploy a second Azure ExpressRoute site in Hong Kong on MEGA Campus.

"As we continue to see strong cloud demand in the market, we believe Azure customers will benefit with a private network connectivity experience through SUNeVision, one of Asia’s most connected data centre providers.”

SUNeVision is the technology arm of Sun Hung Kai Properties. The company provides carrier and cloud-neutral data centre services.

Essentially, SUNeVision connects providers of telecommunications, cloud, ISP, CDN, OTT from local, mainland China and global with enterprises of different businesses on its Asian data centre ecosystem.

The company states it is committed to supporting Hong Kong as a regional information hub and a strategic gateway to mainland China.