Chinese colocation services provider 21Vianet recently announced a partnership with California-based data center provider Server Farm Realty. The company looks to provide computing resources to its Chinese customers by using Server Farm Realty's Santa Clara data center, which boasts 3MW of computing power.
Chinese technology companies are clamoring for space in the Silicon Valley data center market. 21Vianet joins Aliyun, the cloud services unit of e-commerce site Alibaba, as another company offering colocation services from Silicon Valley to Chinese customers.
Server Farm Realty will also be able to serve U.S. customers who want to establish a server presence in China through the Santa Clara data center. The partnership also includes the launch of a new Santa Clara data center that will provide infrastructure and services to multinational customers.
21Vianet operates more than 80 China data centers in over 30 cities, totaling about 22,000 cabinets. The company also recently announced the extension of its partnership with Microsoft, enabling it to continue to offer Microsoft Azure in China through 2018.
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