Alibaba Cloud, the biggest cloud service provider in China by market share, today announced the opening of three super data centers in Nantong, Hangzhou and Ulanqab that will add over a million servers.
The data centers will serve the three economic zones of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the Yangtze River Delta, and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau, according to the company.
Till now, Alibaba Cloud has a total of five super data centers including the previous two ones in Zhangbei and Heyuan. The company said it will build more than 10 more super data centers in China in the future.
To date, Alibaba Cloud has deployed hundreds of data centers in 22 geographies around the world, with a total server footprint of nearly 2 million.
The Zhangbei data center is Alibaba Cloud's first operational and self-built large-scale super data center.
It is also by far the largest cloud data center in operation in China, and the overall size of the Zhangbei data center will exceed 1 million units in the future, the company said.
Alibaba Cloud's five super data centers have all adopted self-developed technologies on a large scale, including liquid-cooled server clusters, Shenlong cloud servers, Hanguang 800 chips, the world's fastest 400G optical modules, as well as self-developed network switches and self-developed Panama power supplies.
Earlier this month, Tencent announced the start of services at its largest data center cluster in Qingyuan, Guangdong province, which has the capacity to house more than one million servers.
Tencent said that this is the largest new infrastructure project to date in the entire South China region and uses Tencent's fourth-generation T-block technology.