West China's Guian New District pioneers digital economy development

Guian New District's Big Data Development Service Center

2021/9/15 17:20



GUIYANG, China, Sept. 15, 2021 /Xinhua=KYODO JBN/--


Guian New District, the eighth national new area in China, has 15 large and

super-large data centers in the pipeline or under construction, making it one

of the regions with the largest number of super-large data centers in the

world. In the near future, this cloud center surrounded by mountains will also

give impetus to China's project of processing the data from the country's east

in the country's west to accelerate the development of digital China.


With the construction of a new batch of contracted projects, the investment

scale of data center in the new district is expected to exceed 100 billion yuan

by 2025, according to Guian New District's big data development service center..


In the new district, with the clustered data centers have attracted many

leading enterprises in software and information technology services such as

Guizhou-Cloud Big Data and Huawei Cloud Computing. Various cloud services are

being rolled out at a fast clip.


Statistics showed that in the first quarter of 2021, the software and

information technology service industry in Guian New District raked in 2.43

billion yuan, with a year-on-year growth of 114.71 percent.


"Guian New District has become a strong magnetic field for the development of

digital economy. At present, with Tencent Guian Seven Star Data Center as the

center, 12 super-large data centers are planned within a radius of 4 kilometers

and an area of no more than 50 square kilometers, which can carry more than 4

million servers. The average PUE value of data centers is below 1.4, and the

average energy consumption of data centers basically reaches the international

advanced level," said Wang Jun, director with Guian New District's big data

development service center.


On January 6, 2014, the State Council, China's cabinet, approved Guian New

District as the eighth national new district which shoulders three strategic

tasks: building an important economic growth engine in the western region, a

new highland of inland open economy and an ecological civilization

demonstration zone.


Focusing on the three strategic tasks, Guian New District has taken the

development of big data as an important engine for leapfrogging growth. It has

made advance layout, started data center construction, and focused on drawing a

cloud computing blueprint.


In February 2016, Guizhou Province was approved to build the country's first

big data (Guizhou) comprehensive pilot zone. In the big data industry push,

Guian leverages its geological stability, cool climate, rich ecological

advantages and abundant energy to seek rapid development by creating

world-class business environment and attracting industrial leaders.


In 2018, Guian New District was rated as the most suitable city and region for

data center investment by China Data Center Industry Development Alliance. In

May this year, the iCloud (Guian) data center jointly built by Guizhou-Cloud

Big Data and Apple Inc. was officially put into operation.


The data center, which took two years to build, is the first data center in

China that completely uses green and renewable energy. It has also obtained

LEED Gold certification, a global recognition for green level.


Source: Guian New District's Big Data Development Service Center


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