Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company Fujitsu has launched its first data centre in China.
The Fujitsu South China Data Centre is located in the Guangdong High-Tech Service Zone for Financial Institutions, the IT company said in an announcement today.
It is South China's first Tier 3 plus data centre and its investors are the Nanhai People's Government of Foshan and Fujitsu. The centre is being managed and operated by Fujitsu South China Technology Services Ltd.
China's first world class data centre
According to Fujitsu, the facility has a gross area of 12,200 sq m and uses earthquake resistant steel and concrete, with one subterranean floor and four above-ground levels. The overall area of the building is over 12,000 sq m and can house 1,000 servers in full operation.
The opening of the data centre is an innovative initiative by the traditionally manufacturing-heavy province of Guangdong to drive advanced manufacturing, modern services and financial services, said Fujitsu in its announcement.
The new data centre eliminates customers' dependence on network operators to provide server hosting, the company added.
"The Fujitsu South China Data Centre will provide customers with co-location and hosting services, managed services, project services and vendor management services," said a Fujitsu spokesperson. "The data centre will not only reduce the pressure on system application for our customers in Asia, it will also act as a back-up location for the Japan-based systems of some companies, providing emergency back-up and data restoration services. This platform will also provide small and medium businesses with secure, stable cloud-based resources."
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