Hong Kong firm Big Data Exchange (BDx) will be building a data center in Nanjing, China.

Set to launch in June 2020, the facility will be BDx’s eighth data center, the company also has facilities in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, and London.

Bill Gao, CEO of BDx, said: “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.

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


Formerly Hutchison

BDx is a subsidiary of HGC, previously known as Hutchison Global Communications until it was bought by a private equity firm Asia Cube Global in July 2017. The Hong Kong-based telco operates its own data centers via BDx.

HGC is one of Hong Kong’s largest WiFi service providers, running over 29,000 WiFi hotspots in Hong Kong.

The company says the latest data center in Nanjing is designed to Uptime's Tier III specifications, however, there isn't any official accreditation for the facility on the Institute's website.

“We are pleased to present this latest addition to the growing global BDx platform,” David Kim, head of Global Operations for BDx, said.

“It will be managed by our global service operations center and customer success teams and follows the highest standards of reliability, security, and redundancy.”