Fujitsu has announced the launch of its first data centre in China, the Fujitsu South China Data Centre. Located in the Guangdong High-Tech Service Zone for Financial Institutions, it is South China's first Tier 3 plus data centre. Its investors are the Nanhai People's Government of Foshan and Fujitsu, and it is managed and operated by Fujitsu South China Technology Services Ltd.
Masayuki Tomimuro, Regional CEO of China, said, "As the world's third largest IT services provider, Fujitsu has a proud history in the design, construction and operation of intelligent data centres as well as data centre technology innovation. Fujitsu data centres around the world follow a unified certification system and operating standard. Backed up by 15 years of experience in global data centre services, Fujitsu is well positioned to provide world-class, green data centre expertise for clients seeking a flexible selection of services for their critical business data assets."
The Fujitsu South China Data Centre has a gross area of 12,200 sq m and uses earthquake resistant steel and concrete, with one subterranean floor and four above-ground levels. The overall area of the building is over 12,000 sq m and can house 1,000 servers in full operation.
At the launch, Fujitsu Chairman Michiyoshi Mazuka said o that it is confident of doubling sales in China to 220 billion yen ($2.7 billion) by 2014 on rapid growth in the IT industry in the world's second-largest economy. Mazuka also said Fujitsu aimed to raise sales in China further to 500 billion yen in the near term, but did not give a time frame.