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Big Data Exchange to construct Nanjing data center in China

06 Feb 2020

Big Data Exchange (BDx) has announced plans to construct a new data center in Nanjing, China, set for launch in June 2020.

With 3,800 racks available, this facility will cater to local organizations, Chinese OTTs and overseas companies looking to house their IT infrastructures in China.

"Our new Nanjing data center is strategically located in the geographic center of the newly defined Yangtze River Delta, China's richest region and the country's biggest import and export base," says BDx executive vice president and CEO China, Bill Gao.

"Its location and connectivity help BDx form a network hub designed to meet rising internet and cloud exchange demands from international and domestic customers."

Once live, the Nanjing data center will connect to the BDx Global Operating Platform (BGOP) with its unique, fully redundant command and control systems.

Customers in Nanjing will be able to utilise the BDx Single Pane portal to interconnect across the BDx cluster as well as to public clouds and third-party data centers with one click. 

The BDx Global Operating Platform allows local teams to leverage automated modules and offers customers smart hands in Nanjing and every other facility patched into the BGOP.

Additionally, the Nanjing facility will allow Chinese OTTs colocating in Nanjing to access overseas eyeballs from wherever BDx has a data Center or a PoP (Point of Presence).

"We are pleased to present this latest addition to the growing global BDx platform," adds BDx executive vice president and head of global operations, David Kim.

"This Tier 3, purpose-built facility features a state-of-the-art network, power and environmental infrastructure, and security systems. It will be managed by our global service operations center and customer success teams and follows the highest standards of reliability, security and redundancy."

The new data center will add to BDx’s seven other data centers in Nanjing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, and London.

Recently BDx announced global connectivity via the BDx Federated SDN. The platform allows customers to take advantage of global connectivity through major carriers, combining it with BDx Armour for an extra layer of security. The BDx Single Pane portal integrates the customers’ physical and virtual infrastructure into an easily manageable hybrid ecosystem across the BDx cluster into third-party data centers and private as well as public clouds.

All BDx data center and PoPs will be added to HGC International Marketplace with Naa-Services, allowing customers to order center-to-center highway, cloud direct connect services, colocation and other value-added one-stop hybrid IT services on-demand.