Fujitsu opens first data center in China
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 11-Apr-2012
The Foshan government in China and Japan-based Fujitsu today launched a tier-3 plus data center in South China to provide co-location and managed services to enterprises of all sizes.
Located at the Guangdong High-Tech Service Zone for Financial Institutions, it is the first tier 3 plus data center in South China, and the first data center in China for Fujitsu. The data center is managed by Fujitsu South China Technology Services, with the Nanhai People's Government of Foshan and Fujitsu as investors.
The Fujitsu South China Data Center will provide co-location and hosting services, managed services, project services and vendor management services. The data center is expected to reduce the pressure on system application for Fujitsu's customers in Asia. It will act as a backup location for the Japan-based systems, and provide emergency backup and data restoration services. It is expected to lessen the customers' dependence on network operators to provide server hosting.
Eco-friendly data center design
With 12,000 square meters floor space, the Fujitsu South China Data Center can house 1,000 server racks in full operation. It is built in earthquake-resistant steel and concrete, with one subterranean floor and four above-ground levels.
"Fujitsu data centers around the world follow a unified certification system and operating standard,” said Masayuki Tomimuro, regional CEO of Fujitsu China.
The Fujitsu South China Data Center maintains the same level of security and reliability as other Fujitsu global data centers. With a power supply reliability rate of 99.999%, the data center guarantees 24/7 operations. Its Diesel Rotary UPS needs just 1.5 seconds to start up fully, hence improve operation efficiency by 96% with no chemical wastage and low emissions.
The data center is connected to multiple network operators, which eliminates the risk of network outage. It also uses geothermal techniques to fully utilize the natural environment as a cooling agent, lowering the amount of energy used on air conditioning and the overall amount of electricity used.