The newly opened Telehouse Beijing BDA facility has been named as the first foreign-affiliated firm to receive China's 2012 IDC Industry Award for best third-party infrastructure provider at China's largest data center event organized by IDC Quan.
This award commends the most outstanding provider that contributed to the development of China’s data center industry in terms of availability, energy-efficiency and network environment.
Telehouse Beijing BDA, which opened for business on the 1st January 2013, manages a large-scale, 25,000-square-meter colocation data center providing 3,000 racks inside Beijing’s economic-technological development area. This is one of the largest state-level development areas in China, securely located 30 minutes from central Beijing. The facility incorporates a redundant equipment configuration based on the Telehouse global standards, highly energy efficient system, combined with the latest technologies and a rich carrier-neutral environment.
The new Tier 3 data center was designed with the latest energy-efficiency technologies, including specialized hot-aisle/cold-aisle configuration, use of air-side economizers to provide free cooling in winter as well as a hybrid-type free cooling system. These advanced initiatives were cited by the judges as key factors for winning the award.
As well as being one of the most environmentally-friendly facilities in China, Telehouse’s Beijing data center is among the most advanced in terms of connectivity, security, and safety. The facility is built to Seismic Grade 8 to protect against earthquakes; boasts the latest security monitoring and access technologies; and is carrier-neutral, enabling a multi-carrier option, which is rare among Beijing data centers.
Hiroshi Kobayashi, EMEA managing director of Telehouse and KDDI, said, “Opening our second data center in Beijing signifies our commitment to China as a serious ICT infrastructure partner. We are proud to receive this award in recognition of the Telehouse global standards and our efforts towards implementing energy efficient schemes, especially in a market which is forecasted by DCD Intelligence to see total power consumption from data centers increase to 3.8GW by 2015.”
“2013 is expected to be the year that cloud computing really takes off in China. We want to ensure that we play a key role in supporting this growth through our dependable data centers in Shanghai and Beijing. In addition to cloud computing, the financial and media industry in China is aimed to dramatically grow, and that requires highly secure and well-connected data center hubs like Telehouse,” Kobayashi added.
Upon winning this award Telehouse expressed its gratitude to all of its customers, and vowed to continue its efforts to meet their various ICT needs and to continually improve its quality of service in the future.