The expansion of the 645,000 square meter data facility for data exchange in South Asia between China and its neighboring countries is on top of the world.
China’s state news agency Xinhua reported that the cloud computing and data center, based on the capital of Tibet, Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and developed by private tech firm Ningsuan Technologies, has entered into a pilot operation. In Chinese) on Sunday.
In the northeast of the Himalayas, Tibet was incorporated as an autonomous region of China in 1950. For decades, the Chinese government has struggled with many Tibetans’ demands for greater religious freedom and human rights in one of their most important areas for national security.
The plateau is now a bridge from China to South Asia under the Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing’s ambitious global infrastructure project. Ninguan, a Tibet-headquartered company with data control centers from research teams in Beijing and Nanjing, is betting on increased trade and investment activity between China and India, Nepal, Bangladesh and other countries that are part of the BRI.
This creates the need for strong IT infrastructure in the region to support the general manager of data transmission, Hu Xiao, Ninguan, which was done in a previous media interview.
While hot days and mottled power supplies in some South Asian regions cause higher costs for running the data center, Tibet, like the more established data hubs in Guizhou Province, is a natural data haven characterized by its temperate climate and low average temperature Thanks to those who are ideal for keeping the server cool.
Construction of the Lhasa data center began in 2017 and is scheduled to be completed around 2025 or 2026, a grand investment that would be around 12 billion yuan or $ 1.69 billion. The cloud facility is estimated to generate 10 billion yuan of revenue each year when it becomes fully operational.
Alibaba’s game also has skin. In 2018, the Chinese e-commerce giant, which has a growing cloud computing business, sealed an agreement (in Chinese) with Ninguan to bring cloud services to industries in the Tibetan region that provide power supply, Finance, national security, government affairs, public security, cyberspace.