NetEase Inc, a Chinese internet company, began construction of its first large data center on Wednesday in Guian New Area in Southwest China’s Guizhou province.
The data center facility will have a total size of 109 mu (7.3 hectares), and 10,000 standard racks and 100,000 servers are anticipated, respectively.
The physical frame of a data center rack is built of steel and other alloys, and it is used to house electronic servers, cables, networking equipment, cooling systems, and other computing hardware.
The project’s first phase is anticipated to begin testing operations in September, and over the following five years, 5,000 data center racks and 40,000 servers will be built, generating an operational profit of 450 million yuan ($66.7 million).
For the country’s more than 1 billion internet users, the data center facility intends to deliver dependable and stable internet services.
Moreover, the power usage effectiveness value will also be reduced to 1.2 by utilizing green and energy-saving technology. PUE is a measurement used to assess how effectively a data center consumes power. The data center is greener the lower the PUE.
According to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, the size of the computing power industry in the country exceeded 1.5 trillion yuan in 2021, with cloud computing topping 300 billion yuan and internet data center services over 150 billion yuan.