Information tech industry goes into fast track in Hohhot
An artist's impression of the planned data center in the Horinger New Area [Photo/North News Network]
The electronics information technology industry is booming in Hohhot city, capital of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, according to local media reports.
In recent years, it has become known as a driving force in the metropolis and has used its competitive advantages as an industrial hub to support the construction of a new generation of information infrastructure – while accelerating the introduction of various big data and cloud computing infrastructure projects.
The China Telecom Cloud Computing Inner Mongolia Information Park is one of the major projects in the current development of a Horinger data center cluster in the Horinger New Area of Hohhot.
Plans are for the park to be home to 42 data centers and 19 support buildings. Each data center will be able to provide 2,700 racks and have cloud computing capabilities of nearly 36,000 servers.
The Horinger data center projects undertaken by the China Bank of Communications have officially been launched in the Horinger New Area, with an agreement reached online by the Hohhot municipal government and the China Bank of Communications recently.
The project is the fourth ultra-large financial data center in Helinger New District and the first large-scale financial data center to provide real-time computing power guarantees for the Yangtze River Delta and other regions.
The project covers an area of some 326 mu (22 hectares), with a total investment of about 5 billion yuan ($733 million).
A dedicated international internet data channel was launched on July 6 in the new area, representing the first of its kind in the region.
It is expected to boost the efficiency and quality of connections between enterprises in the autonomous region and the rest of the world.
This is predicted to provide strong support for Inner Mongolia's cross-regional and cross-border computing power scheduling, settlements and data applications, as well as for research and development.