LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Telehouse, the global data centre provider announced today that it will open its second data centre in the city of Shanghai, China on the 1st November 2013. Telehouse Shanghai Jinqiao is located in the Jinqiao district of the Pudong New Area of Shanghai, home to the illustrious Finance and Trade Zone.
Telehouse has six data centres in Greater China, covering Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, with two large facilities in each city totalling 75,000m2 of colocation space, now making Telehouse the largest global colocation provider in the region.
Established in conjunction with well-reputed local system integrator Shanghai Data Solutions, the brand new data centre provides 5,800m2 of customer colocation space within a 12,950m2 six- floor facility, making it one of the largest housing facilities in Shanghai. Offering shared, caged and open colocation space, the Shanghai data centre provides power to rack from 2kVA to high density hosting options.
In a market dominated by state-owned carriers, Telehouse Shanghai Jinqiao provides an alternative as a carrier neutral facility with access to a number of key telecommunication providers within China in multiple routes and with two meet-me-rooms. The Tier 3 facility was designed to meet the uptime and security needs of the nearby financial institutions and mission-critical multinationals, with 99.999% power supply guaranteed. Additionally, the Shanghai data centre is the first Telehouse colocation facility to implement a highly comprehensive security system comprising of facial recognition, x-ray inspections and the latest building management system.
Telehouse’ parent company KDDI, the Japanese telecommunications and system integrations provider will be operating and maintaining the facility through its network operations centre including remote hands, monitoring and reporting through its multilingual staff.
According to DataCentre Dynamics the Chinese data centre market is forecast to grow at a 20 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the next five years, driven by its booming economy and insatiable demand for new technology.
Moreover, the Chinese government is investing heavily in innovation and technology development, especially cloud technology, to increase data centre capacity and to promote new innovations. With a fast developing population, the large consumer base is driving growth in the key ICT service, telecoms/media and finance sectors, all of which are integral to data centre market development.
Hiroshi Kobayashi, Managing Director of Telehouse and KDDI Europe comments, “We are proud to continue our commitment into the investment of the data centre market in Greater China. Our level of reliable infrastructure was recognised by IDC Quan, of which we became the first foreign-affiliated company to win such an award. Along with our Asian group companies CDNetworks and DMX Technologies, China plays a strategic role in our global ICT footprint. With experience in hosting multinationals in fast growing emerging markets, Telehouse is equipped to support the growth of domestic and international businesses in the most populous city in China.”
Telehouse provides global Tier III data centres, connectivity and managed ICT solutions, providing secure and resilient infrastructure for mission-critical IT systems. Established in 1988, Telehouse became Europe’s first carrier neutral colocation provider. Today, the company is at the heart of the Internet and telecommunications infrastructure, serving over 2,000 major corporations worldwide, across a wide range of industries including government and financial institutions. Telehouse is the data centre subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI, a $45 billion Global Fortune 300 telecommunications and systems integration provider. In 2012, Telehouse in conjunction with KDDI launched its own brand of cloud services offering the full portfolio of infrastructure-as-a-service solutions.