We look forward to establishing a long-term and stable relationship with 21vianet through Blackstones experience in the field of global IDC, said Shang Peijun, managing director of Blackstone Asia strategic opportunities
It is understood that under the guidance of the new national infrastructure strategy, the development of the digital economy has entered the fast lane, and the demand for the infrastructure of the digital economy is growing. As the base of digital economic infrastructure, the development of data center is the first to bear the brunt, and construction projects continue to emerge.
The development of IDC in China is still in the rough development stage dominated by new construction. According to the statistics of prospective industry research institute, the number of data centers in China will be about 74000 in 2019, accounting for about 23% of the total global data centers. The number of data center racks in China will increase year by year from 2015 to 2019. In 2019, the number of data center racks will reach 2.27 million, with a compound annual growth rate of 16%. The growth rate is far away It is higher than the world and still has a large development space.
This investment is Blackstones heavy investment in Century Internet. It is the in-depth cooperation between Century Internet and Blackstone in IDC field. It will help Century Internet to further expand its business and meet the needs of resources, technologies and platforms in the process of digital transformation of more enterprises.