GDS Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: GDS) is a leading developer and operator of high-performance data centres in China. The Company’s facilities are strategically located in China’s primary economic hubs where demand for high-performance data centre services is concentrated. The Company’s data centres have large net floor area, high power capacity, density and efficiency, and multiple redundancy across all critical systems. GDS is carrier and cloud neutral, which enables customers to connect directly to all major PRC telecommunications carriers and to the largest PRC and global cloud service providers hosted by GDS in many of its facilities. The Company has a 18-year track record of service delivery, successfully fulfilling the requirements of some of the largest and most demanding customers for outsourced data centre services in China. The Company’s base of customers consists predominantly of hyper-scale cloud service providers, large internet companies, financial institutions, telecommunications and IT service providers, and large domestic private sector and multinational corporations. Find out more about GDS Services here.
Beijing is the political capital and the most important economic hub in China. As one of the biggest international metropolises in the world, Beijing houses headquarters of major domestic enterprises as well as bureaus of MNCs. GDS currently owns four self-built data centres here in operation with an area of 16,669 sqm. The data centres are strategically located in Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area and close to the HQs and key operation centres of many large enterprises, providing convenient access for the customers.
Shanghai is the economic hub of East China and one of the international financial centres of the world. As it plays a pillar role in connecting economic hubs of North China and South China, Shanghai houses both domestic and international enterprises. Seven out of the total eight GDS Shanghai data centres with 47,187 sqm in service are located in Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Data Center Cluster, in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free-Trade Zone, which closes to Lujiazui Finance & Trade Zone in Pudong as well as Shanghai Stock Exchange. With Shanghai being the central and Kunshan a back-up, GDS chooses a unique dual-location data centre layout to offer reliable and secure services to customers in East China.
Kunshan is located in the south of Jiangsu and the north of Shanghai. Based on its unique geographical location, Kunshan is the link between Shanghai and Jiangsu Province. With 6,546 sqm of area in service, GDS Kunshan No.1 Data Centre is located in Kunshan and plays a backup role in GDS' data centre clusters in the Great Shanghai Area.
Guangzhou is the economic and cultural hub of South China, moreover, the third largest city of China. All major important internet companies, financial institutions, large enterprises and multinational corporations set up their bureaus here. GDS owns three data centres with 20,300 sqm of area in service to share the strategic location benefits of South China's economic hubs with data centres in Shenzhen and HK.
Shenzhen is the window and the front field since China has implemented the reform and open door policy. Located in the centre of Pearl River Delta and next to HK, Shenzhen is the financial, manufactural and trade centre of South China. GDS owns five data centres with 28,807 sqm of area in service, which are very close to Futian's central business centre and Hong Kong, and efficient in meeting customers’ demands of large-scale and high-performance data centres.
Chengdu is the economic and cultural hub of Southwest China. With many technological and financial enterprises, Chengdu drives the economic development of the southwest area. GDS owns two data centres located in Chengdu High-tech Industry West Park to cover the largest commercial hub in Southwest China with 14,512 sqm of area, which perform as critical back-up data centres for other data centres located in Beijing, Shanghai & Kunshan and the Pearl River Delta areas.