IBM through its website made a crucial announcement on Tuesday that it’s working together with Chinese company Range Technology to construct a data center in Lanfang City in Heibei province of China. This data center would exclusively be for cloud computing.
The behemoth data center which has a span of 6.2 million square foot would be the first and largest of its kind for the Asian region IBM sources said.
“This new facility will leverage IBM’s data center innovation and resources to provide a cost-effective solution while providing the flexibility to meet the unpredictable changes in IT demand — whether it is from changes in IT technology or new business models such as cloud computing,” declared Steven Sams who helms the IBM site and facilities services.
This facility is being constructed with an aim to aid companies throughout China with Enterprise wide outsourcing services, smooth business flow and contingency plans. This center will also bestow enhanced cloud computing capabilities to businesses in China.
The tentative date of completion for this project is 2016, the facility will also render pioneering services for Langfang City’s development and would prove to be the foundation for better transportation and web based government services, plus their administration and last but not least the health care products.
International Data Center has compiled statistics which estimate that China’s data center value will grow exponentially over next five years and will reach an additional $ 1.9 billion mark which is far cry from $ 667.1 million that was estimated in 2009.
IBM has been actively promoting cloud based data center endeavors like this across the globe for many years. The prime example of which is recently constructed LEED Gold certified data center in Raleigh, North Carolina USA.
IBM has staked a claim in other Asian territories by opening several cloud computing centers at destinations like Seoul, Hanoi, Tokyo and Beijing.