I Squared Capital’s BDx opens Nanjing data centre campus

The data centre market in China is expected to grow by US$55.30 billion during 2021-2025, according to Technavio.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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July 05, 2021 | 9:38 AM BST

I Squared Capital’s BDx opens Nanjing data centre campus

BDx's new Chinese data centre NKG1 in Nanjing, located along the Yangtze River Delta. Source: BDx

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Pan Asian data centre operator Big Data Exchange (BDx) has brought online the first of two data centres that will form its hosting campus in Nanjing, China.

The first facility, dubbed NKG1, has now received the certificate of completion from the Urban and Rural Construction Bureau of Jiangning District, Nanjing City.  It spans across 134,500 sq ft and includes an initial 4 MW of critical power with a PUE of 1.53.

The second data centre, NKG2, is due to be opened before the end of the year and will offer 20 MW to power 277,000 sqf of gross floor area.

Once at full build, the campus located along the Yangtze River Delta and its two buildings will provide 35 MW, according to the operator.

BDx Greater China’s EVP and CEO Bill Gao, said: “We worked through the challenges of completing a major construction project during the peak of the pandemic because customers were anticipating this launch to support an unprecedented surge of growth and capacity requirements.

“The launch of NKG1 enables BDx to have new world-class data centre infrastructure in China. It also lays a solid foundation for BDx to provide OTTs, financial services institutions, and Fortune 500 MNC customers with high reliability, high redundancy and low latency solutions.”

Chinese telecommunications operator CITIC Networks is providing network connectivity into the site.

CITIC Networks’ GM Jiao Gang, added: “BDx carries out international data centre services in the Asia Pacific region. China is the largest IDC region in Asia Pacific, and CITIC Networks, with rich connection resources in China, helps to expand BDx’s IDC business.

“As one of the primary operators approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, we know CITIC Networks will help us provide diversified and resilient connectivity options for our customers require in order for their businesses to scale and excel.”

BDx’s data centre portfolio includes further two sites in Hong Kong, one in Singapore, one in Guangzhou, and one in India.


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