Abstract: Beijing is an emerging data center market characterized by relatively high levels of investment in facility infrastructure. Unlike some other established data center hubs, where there is a higher level of technological adoption and innovation, particularly in terms of convergence and outsourcing management, investment in Beijing’s end user-operated data centers is primarily being driven by new-build projects among ICT service providers, government institutions as well as internet/media and financial services firms.
This DCD Intelligence report, published as part of the Data Center Trends & Analysis research service, answers the following questions among others:
- How much data center white space is there in Beijing? How has it grown over the past three years?
- Where are racks located in Beijing data centers when compared to data centers in China and the Asia-Pacific region?
- How are those racks managed?
- What are the primary investment drivers of Beijing data centers?
- What are the top reported costs of Beijing data centers?
- What are the top challenges of Beijing data center operators?
- How fast is the Beijing data center market expected to grow when compared to other major data center hubs?
The information and analysis in the Metropolitan Hub Series: Beijing report are based on DCD’s annual data center census samples from 2011 to 2014 conducted among end-users, service providers and vendors in Beijing and other relevant markets.
For China (PRC), the owner/operator sample base each year is between 100 and 150. In 2014, 25 samples came from Beijing as part of the China Data Center Trends Study.