GLP Delivers First Phase of 120 MW Data Centre in Changshu, China
GLP Changshu Southeast Data Centre recognised as a top data centre in China by CDCC
Shanghai, 29 November 2021 – GLP has completed the first phase of development at GLP Changshu Southeast Data Centre, a brand new data centre campus located in Changshu High-tech Industrial Development Zone – one of China’s top development zones – in Jiangsu Province.
The first phase of the 150,000 square meter development was purpose-built for a leading ecommerce company and its development cycle was five months less than the industry average, enabling timely support for the customer’s rapid business growth. At full buildout, the facility is targeted to provide more than 120 megawatts (MW) of IT capacity, providing facilities and added value services to over 300,000 servers.
GLP Changshu Southeast Data Centre won first prize at the Data Centre Technology Awards 2021 organised by China Data Center Committee (CDCC)’s 9th Data Center Summit held on 25 November. It was recognised for its innovative and sophisticated multi-system prefabrication technology which creates an efficient and flexible premium product for customers and occupiers.
Frank Shen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of GLP’s China data centre business, said: "In today’s competitive market, speed to market is crucial. To deliver this project on such a short time scale is a testament to the strength and teamwork of our on-the-ground teams and our ability to work closely with the customer, ensuring all requirements are met in a timely manner.”
GLP Changshu Southeast Data Centre is designed to meet today’s requirement for modern, sustainable data centre solutions. GLP’s proprietary data centre infrastructure management system provides an integrated framework to intelligently link IT and facility management with performance-related meta data to optimize power usage effectiveness and cost efficiency. The development will also be fitted with rooftop solar panels to reduce power consumption.
Teresa Zhuge, Executive Vice Chairman of GLP China added, “Demand for digital infrastructure continues to grow exponentially, fuelled by accelerated cloud adoption. GLP Changshu Southeast Data Centre demonstrates continued customer demand for high-performance, sustainable data centre solutions. GLP has a long-established presence and track record in combining investment and operations expertise to create value for customers and investors and it is on the same strengths we are developing data infrastructure business.”
In China, GLP is one of the largest independent data centre operators with assets that will deliver over 1,400 MW of IT capacity. Our full-service data centre platform is led by a best-in-class team of over 350 professionals with deep domain knowledge across IT, utilities and mobile communications companies.
GLP is a leading global investment manager and business builder in logistics, data infrastructure, renewable energy and related technologies. Our combined investing and operating expertise allow us to create value for our customers and investors. We operate across Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, the U.S. and Vietnam and have more than $120 billion in assets under management in real estate and private equity.
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