Shanghai, China Data Center Market Showing Signs of Growth

The last two years have seen a flurry of data center activity in China, according to recent press and our own research. Please note the following:

EDC CHINA HOLDINGS 2009 – EDC is designing and constructing data centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, and Kunshan. The company’s goal is to construct and operate a next generation data center network encompassing all of China’s major cities and designated economic zones.

CHINA TELECOM 2009 – CT partnered with NTT to design and construct a data center based on NTT’s and international standards, including TIA, TUI and ASHRAE. The facility is known as the Yuanqu Data Center in Shanghai.

BANK OF EAST ASIA LIMITED 2010 – First locally incorporated foreign bank to open a data center in China. The China Banking Regulatory Commission requires all locally-incorporated foreign banks in China to operate their own domestic data centers before March 2011.

EQUINIX / TELEHOUSE 2010 – Both Equinix and Telehouse enter have entered partnerships with Shanghai Data Solutions Co (SDS). The partnership allows both companies’ customers access to colocation services in China through the SDS data center in Pudong, Shanghai. Each company performed engineering audits and established that the center meets their availability requirements. Equinix plans to open a support office in Shanghai in 2010.

SHANGHAI @HUB (AtHub) 2010 – Consortium of IBM, HP, Intel, Cisco, and Shanghai government form data center services organization to provide shell data center real estate, build-to-suit, and turnkey data center services. The colocation facility will be run by AtHub on behalf of the local government. The Shanghai Municipal Government says the new facility is part of China’s overall strategy to transform itself into the “Asia-Pacific cloud computing center”. CDC Global Services, a business unit of CDC Corporation, will provide data center design and operational management services to the project.

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