Unicom opened its first and largest data center in Hong Kong last week. It is the company’s first in terms of data center locations outside mainland China.
The data center is known as the ICT Global Center and has been under construction since 2014. It has been built over 41,000 square meters of land and is networking over 3,000 servers.
The new data center is considered as the company’s attempt at expanding their international presence as well as furthering Hong Kong’s status as a data center hub for the region. The data center is situated in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate and is 14,900 square meters with a surrounding construction area of 37,000 square meters. The center also has 4000 data racks and Tier III+ certification.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said :
Over the past few years, Hong Kong’s data centre facilities have significantly increased, from a total floor area of over 300,000 square metres in 2012 to 460,000 square metres as of last year.
The ICT Global Center will be providing support for Unicom’s network.