Monday, October 23, 2017


China’s first self-financed data centre revealed



Hub will also be one of the first data centres in Southern China to adopt natural cooling technology.

133,000 sqf of data centre floor will soon make China’s first self-finance and self-operated data centre project as the country demand for cloud services continues to drive the opening of new facilities.

The site will be funded through a joint investment scheme headed by Huade and Guangzhou Nowtop, a big data infrastructure service provider.

The first phase of the Guangzhou (Nanxiang) Cloud Services Data Center, otherwise known as Nanxiang Data Center, is expected to become operational before the end of 2017.

Phase One proposes a total constructed floor area of 71,000 sqf with 1,200 cabinets and 10,760 sqf. for customer requirements.

Phase Two entails a further 64,580 sqf and 1,500 cabinets, with construction starting in the second half of 2018.

“Nanxiang Data Center aims to provide high-speed internet and secure data centre services, along with disaster recovery services for customers whose occupancy rate should reach 70% by the end of 2018,” developers said.

The site has also been designed to use natural cooling technology, which developers said will be one of the first in Southern China to do so.

“This technology will enable Nanxiang Data Center to save up to 30% in energy compared with traditional data centres, thus helping the community to reduce energy consumption and mitigate pollution as well as enhance operational efficiencies.”

The data centre will be used to answer demand for cloud computing technologies which has grown across Mainland China and the Guangdong province where the data centre sits.

Developers said: “The Group believes that with the application of cloud computing on the rise, Nanxiang Data Center will generate new business and profit growth drivers that further strengthen its presence in the big data industry chain and generate satisfactory returns for its shareholders.”

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