Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) is set to start implementing a plan for a next generation data centre to meet its business expansion needs and its markets' long-term development needs. HKEx has received approval from Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation to acquire an 11,000 sq m site in Hong Kong's Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate for the project.
Under its preliminary plan, HKEx intends to construct a three-storey data centre and IT office space with a total floor area of 143,000 sq ft. The data centre in Tseung Kwan O will consolidate the primary data centres for all HKEx's markets and clearing houses systems, as well as certain IT development and support staff. HKEx currently has primary data centres in two separate locations in Hong Kong and backup centres in three other locations in the city.
Source: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing