China Telecom has launched two internet data centers in Hong Kong and Singapore at a cost of US$25.78 million.
Deng Xiaofeng, chairman and CEO of China Telecom (Hong Kong) International, said these two IDCs will add to China Telecom’s existing 260 IDCs interconnected in 280 cities worldwide, forming a unified network to provide hosting and data storage services and support customers’ growing demand for infrastructure virtualization.
With its global data centers worldwide, China Telecom’s data center space now covers a combined 230,000 square meters, with over 530,000 racks globally connected by 13 land-based fibres and four seabed-based optical cables.
A study by research company IDC in 2009 said that despite the impact of the global economic downturn, China’s IDC market has maintained strong growth, ComputerWorld reports. The total market size reached US$667.1 million, an increase of 22.7% over the previous year.