Windows Azure Cloud Coming to China

Over at Datacenter Knowledge, writes that Windows Azure cloud services are coming to China through 21Vianet. The Chinese company has started construction of a new 42,000 square meter data center in the Daxing District of Beijing capable of holding 5,000 cabinets.

We are excited to announce the addition of this mega data center in Beijing, China,” said Josh Chen, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at 21Vianet. ”We believe this expanded facility will further bolster 21Vianet’s leading market position for hosting and management network services. In addition, we will also utilize this data center to power Microsoft’s premier commercial cloud services. We remain committed to providing our customers with the IT Infrastructure services required to grow their businesses and meet today’s increasingly complex and demanding networking requirements.”

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