Telehouse America has announced that it will open its second data center in the city of Shanghai, China on November 1, 2013.

Telehouse Shanghai Jinqiao is located in the Jinqiao district of the Pudong New Area of Shanghai, home to the Jinqiao Export Processing Zone. There are over sixty Fortune 500 companies located near this zone, which is located 30 minutes outside of Central Shanghai.

Telehouse has six data centers in Greater China, covering Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, with two large facilities in each city, totalling 246,063 ft2 of colocation space, making Telehouse the largest global collocation provider in the region.

Established in conjunction with well-reputed local system integrator, Shanghai Data Solutions, the brand new data center provides 139,393 ft2 (12,950 m2) of customer collocation space within a six- floor facility, totalling 1,560 sellable racks and making it one of the largest housing facilities in Shanghai. Offering shared, caged and open collocation space, the Shanghai data center provides power to rack from 2kVA to high density hosting options.

In a market dominated by state-owned carriers, Telehouse Shanghai Jinqiao provides an alternative as a carrier-neutral facility with access to a number of key telecommunication providers. The Tier-3 facility was designed to meet the uptime and security needs of the nearby financial institutions and mission-critical multinationals, with 99.999% power supply guaranteed. Additionally, the Shanghai data center is the first Telehouse collocation facility to implement a highly comprehensive security system comprising of facial recognition, x-ray inspections and the latest building management system.

Telehouse’s parent company KDDI, the Japanese telecommunications and system integrations provider will be operating and maintaining the facility through its network operations center, including remote hands, monitoring, and reporting through its multilingual staff.

“Our ongoing experience in hosting multinationals and in fast-growing emerging markets positions Telehouse to fully support growth of domestic and international business in China’s most populous city,” states Fred Cannone, director of sales and marketing at Telehouse. “The Shanghai market is an area we will continue to see growth for our direct and indirect sales channel.”

According to DataCenter Dynamics, the Chinese data center market has forecasted growth at a twenty percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the next five years, driven by its booming economy and insatiable demand for new technology.

Moreover, the Chinese government is investing heavily in innovation and technology development — especially cloud technology, to increase data center capacity and promote new innovations. With a fast developing population, the large consumer base is driving growth in the key ICT service, telecoms/media and financial sectors, all of which are integral to data center market development.

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