Chinese video sharing app Kuaishou announced today that it is investing 10 billion yuan to build a data center in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia, which is expected to be operational next year.
The Ulanqab data center is Kuaishou's first self-built hyperscale Internet data center and will be designed by Kuaishou's technical team independently.
The data center will be second only to Tencent and Alibaba in terms of size.
The Kuaishou Ulanqab data center will occupy a total area of about 500 acres and accommodate 300,000 servers. When completed, it will be the largest data center built specifically for "big data and artificial intelligence" in China.
With more than 300 million daily active users since the beginning of 2020, Kuaishou's data processing demand is growing at a rate of more than 10 petabytes per day, according to Kuaishou.
According to Kuaishou CTO, Chen Dingjia, Kuaishou's technology in the areas of IDC, servers, networks and other IT infrastructure enables large-scale technological innovation.
After the project is launched, Kuaishou's technical team will open source the innovative technology to maximize social value.
The Ulanqab Big Data project will also make extensive use of China-made chips, which combine high performance and low power consumption.
In the future, Kuaishou will have a nationwide hyperscale data center layout.