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
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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Caption: Tencent Seven Star Data Center in Guian New Area in west China's Guizhou
Caption: Guian's ecological landscape