Tencent to Invest 2 Billion Yuan in a Cloud Computing Project

Tencent to Invest 2 Billion Yuan in a Cloud Computing ProjectA 2 billion yuan cloud computing project was recently started by Tencent Inc. The cloud computing center has an area of 200,000 square meters and is situated at the Shenshan (Shenzhen-Shanwei) Cooperation Zone.

The computing center utilizes 200,000 computer servers and is divided into two phases and by 2014 a data center will be constructed for Internet and cloud computing that will house 50,000 servers. Once completed the center will be the largest cloud computing center in South China capable of providing service to millions of Internet users.

The center is also the first major project introduced in the Shenshan Cooperation Zone. During the launching ceremony of the project, Shenzhen Party cheif Wang Rong said that this will help promote the provincial government’s decision of promoting the Shenshan Cooperation Zone.

Shenzhen and Shanwei have already set up a management committee that will assist in promoting the development of an area situated 200 kilometers away from Haifeng county in Shanwei city. By establishing the zone, it was considered one of the measures taken by the Guangdong Provincial Government to coordinates development in several different regions.

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