ITWorld: China’s big data center build-out
China is building numerous large data centers to keep up with a growing population and increased business activity.
Apparently, China is building data centers like crazy. In a great article by IDG News service reporters Michael Kan and James Niccolai, it appears the country is building dozens – or even hundreds – of large data centers to support the needs of its people, estimated be nearing 500 million. China also wants to be the place overseas firms look to when they expand in China and elsewhere in the region.
In fact, Google is banking on the Asian region. In September 2011, the company announced it will build three data centers in that region, at a reported investment outlay of $200 million. The trio of new data centers in the Asia-pacific region will represent Google’s first fully-owned facilities in the Asia-pacific region. The data centers will be located in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong on land Google has already acquired (and you can read more about that here, in a blog I wrote earlier this year).
More of the ITWorld article from Beth Bacheldor