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February 05, 2013

21Vianet Group to Construct Mega Data Center in Beijing

As part of its ongoing commitment to providing its customers with the IT Infrastructure services required growing their businesses and meeting the increasingly complex and demanding requirements, 21 Vianet (News - Alert) Group Inc., has commenced construction of a new data center in the Daxing District of Beijing.

“We are excited to announce the addition of this mega data center in Beijing, China,” said Josh Chen, founder, chairman and CEO of the Company.

Considered the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China, 21 Vianet Group Inc. has decided to build the data center in two phases. The data center will be owned and operated by the company itself.

During the first phase, expected to be fully operational by the end of 2013, the data center is expected to be capable of hosting more than 3,000 cabinets. After completion of the second phase, the data center is expected to house more than 5,000 cabinets and will spread over an area of approximately 452,000 square feet.

Chen observed that the expanded facility will enhance the company's market position for hosting and management network services and also power Microsoft's (News - Alert) premier commercial cloud services. In addition, 21Vianet's proprietary smart routing technology, BroadEx, helps for faster data transmission in a reliable manner.

Currently operating70 data centers located in 33 cities in China, including all of China’s major Internet network access points, each of 21Vianet’s data centers are designed to provide reliability and security. Its hosting services and managed network services provide our customers with superior interconnectivity.

The consistent expansion in data centers and network coverage together with its cloud platform is fast pushing it to the top of cloud computing infrastructure services.

In a move to expand its cloud business, China-based data center service provider 21Vianet Group, Inc. has acquired Fastweb International Holdings, a content delivery network (CDN) services provider in China, for approximately $20 million.

Edited by Carlos Olivera

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