Data centre provider gets $190 million in second round financing

Pihana Pacific, an internet data centre provider, has raised $190 million in a second round of financing, with Goldman Sachs as the lead investor.

The funds will be used to build internet exchange IX and data centres throughout Asia Pacific, starting with Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

IX and data centres provide the facilities for interconnections between carriers telecommunications providers, internet service providers ISP, bandwidth providers, and content providers. This means that industry players can be brought together in the one purpose built co-located facility, and customers can interact with various vendors and partners in the one spot.

The centre of our strategy is our neutrality, says Lambert Onuma, Hong Kong-based chairman of Pihana. The company is not affiliated with any carrier, internet...

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