Hong Kong is Asia’s leading hub in the areas of logistics, financial services and transportation. Several organizations from the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry has chosen Hong Kong to be their operational hub in order to cater to several Asian markets and clients.
Apart from providing access to Asia’s leading ICT markets, Hong Kong itself is a rich market for ICT companies. There are around 3,800 regional headquarters and registered offices of ICT companies in and around the city. Moreover, thousand more businesses are located throughout the entire Greater Pearl River Delta (GPRD) region, making Hong Kong a ready market for all ICT organizations. As Hong Kong is located in the centre of the continent, its location is an advantage for organizations that are looking to manage a centralized hub with access to all leading markets of Asia. Additionally, the abundance of skilled professionals is a major boost to the ICT industries operating out of Hong Kong.
The world-class infrastructure of Hong Kong pitches it as the perfect hub for organizations with an international outlook. The state of the art telecommunication infrastructure makes it an exceptional site for a data centre. In fact,the Penetration of High Speed Optical Technologies Index ranked Hong Kong as the second best in 2011. There are eight submarine and 17 overland cable systems along with eight satellites for external communications. The connection infrastucture would be ramped up with more systems to be installed in 2012 and 2013. The new projects include the Asia Submarine-Cable Express and Southeast Asia Japan Cable. The world-class connection is heavily boosted by the reliable electric supply, which currently provides an excellent guaranteed uptime of 99.99 per cent. Moreover, the strategic central location of Hong Kong also keeps it away from any major natural distaster.
The sophisticated communications system and the high-tech infrastructure, coupled with high-quality workforce and a reliable power system makes Hong Kong an ideal destination for data storage and security. Hong Kong is currently the region’s hub for several logistics, finance and professional services firms – all of which rely on secure and private data storage facilities to operate smoothly. With the help of its robust environment for data protection and privacy, Hong Kong is now being preferred by several organizations for their data centre activities. A lot of these organizations are outsourcing their date storage and management operations to data centre firms operating in Hong Kong.