Large Data Center Opens in China

A large new data center is open for business in a technology park near Guangzhou, China. China Telecom and Guangzhou Tianhe Software Park have jointly developed Asia-Pacific Information Engine, which opened for business on May 17.

Asia-Pacific Information Engine covers a total area of 16,000 square meters (about 172,000 square feet) and involves an investment of up to $58 million, according to China Tech News. The facility has space for more than 30,000 client host computers and provides 320GB of bandwidth.

Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province in the southern part of China, and was once known as Canton. The city has a population of 6 million.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.