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Data center service provider EdgeConneX, has just announced a new partnership with Chayora, a data center provider in China, which will enable the delivery of EdgeConneX’s data center solutions to Chinese and APAC customers.
Chayora has an existing carrier-neutral data center campus serving Beijing and a new campus in Shanghai that is under development. The facilities across the two campuses can jointly scale to over 200MW IT load with access to 100% renewable energy.
Through this partnership, EdgeConneX made an investment in Chayora which will in turn provide the former with data center offerings in Beijing and Shanghai. This will further provide the ability to scale out Chayora’s platform to other major markets throughout mainland China.
“As our customers look for solutions in the APAC region, it’s vital that we include a data center presence and team in China. The investment in Chayora provides EdgeConneX customers with an ideal data center partner that can support their digital infrastructure requirements in China.” said Randy Brouckman, CEO of EdgeConneX.
“At the same time, the EdgeConneX global platform can support Chinese firms that have international requirements. It’s a win-win for customers as EdgeConneX and Chayora can provide a comprehensive data center platform domestically in China and internationally in any global market that can support a full spectrum of hyperlocal to hyperscale deployments.”
Although backed by Swedish Infrastructure Investment Firm EQT, EdgeConneX is however making the Chayora investment after securing earlier funding from Actis, an Asian real estate investment firm and a major shareholder in EdgeConneX.
“China represents the largest and one of the most challenging markets for global digital infrastructure users and through the team we have built in Chayora, we can address all demands, to any scale for the world’s largest data center customers,” said Oliver Jones, CEO of Chayora Holdings.
“We are therefore delighted to bring EdgeConneX in alongside our existing institutional investment partner Actis as the global reach and recognition of the EdgeConneX track record and approach will help accelerate our expansion. We are also excited by the investment deal we have agreed in terms of assured capital availability at ‘China-scale’ to suit the characteristics of our principal market.”
As part of its expansion, EdgeConneX recently announced the construction of its first data center campus in Belgium, located in Ternat. This flagship facility will consist of 4 data halls that can support approximately 20MW of multi-tenant capacity, targeting the needs of hyperscale cloud customers and other service providers in and around the region.