May 30, 2018

Tencent to launch major data center in Guizhou, China

The launch aims to build Tencent’s data center inside a mountain with disaster-recovery capabilities installed at the hub.

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Chinese tech giant Tencent is all set to launch a major data center in Guizhou, China. As per the launch, Tencent will be building a data center hub equipped with state-of-the-art disaster recovery facilities inside a mountain to store their most valuable data.

Tencent say that their application services need data centers that can store large amounts of data with high security. They claim that with more businesses being added to their folio, building a new data center became essential.

With this launch, Tencent say that they will be covering data center space of about 513,000 sq. meters. They say that this data center will be built within a cave in Gui’an New Area where no staff is required during day-to-day operations.

According to Tencent, the hub is built in what used to be a bomb shelter that has strong privacy and data protection capabilities. This facility, Tencent say, will have facial recognition devices placed at entrances and will leverage AI (Artificial Intelligence) to carry out their daily work.

Tencent claim that the location of the data center is apt since the mountainous landscape and rainy weather are perfect for this industry. They say that this weather allows them to mitigate equipment loss and maintain the facilities for a longer duration.

Industry analysts say that this is move will benefit Tencent in the long run. It will be interesting to see how Tencent make the most out of this data center launch.