Telstra and Chayora

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Tianjin-Beijing corridor gets colocation and network connectivity

Chayora Holdings Limited and Telstra International have joined to provide colocation services and network connectivity from Chayora’s hyperscale campus to tbe Tianjin-Beijing corridor, China.

Both organisations aim to enable customers to access a range of datacentre capacity, from retail colocation through to build-to-suit hyperscale capacity with about 300MW available on Chayora’s Tianjin campus.

The Chayora campus is located at the heart of Northern China’s Artificial Intelligence “powerhouse hub”. The Telstra Chayora facility in Beichen (TJ1) aims to serve as a high quality, scalable extension to Telstra’s existing nearby Tier III colocation facility in Tianjin, with up to 3000 racks of capacity available in third quarter of 2020.

The Chayora campus including the colocation facility, will be served by a carrier neutral network, connecting Telstra’s existing locations in Wuqing and Shanghai and providing high performance connectivity, managed by Telstra to Beijing.

At the new facility, all data halls are designed to Tier III maintainable international standards to accommodate the high demand for smaller scale data storage requirements, including high density requirements up to 30KVA/rack at leading edge PUEs of <1.4. TJ1 aims to complement build-to-suit services available to both international and Chinese domestic hyperscale cloud service providers elsewhere on the Chayora campus.

Oliver Camplin-Warner, CEO Telstra International said, the entire campus will be served by a Telstra managed carrier “neutral network with latency to Beijing CBD of <2.5ms round trip”. The plan is for each plot within the campus to be interconnected to each other and to the existing Telstra PBS data centres.

Within the colocation facility customers can also access cross-connects to Telstra’s Programmable Network.

“Telstra aims to adapt and continuously work to deploy technologies [for] our existing infrastructure,” said Camplin-Warner. “That is why we are very proud to be the strategic partner to the new Chayora campus.”

He said the Australian-owned telco has built and currently operates one of the largest subsea cable network in APAC with 30 per cent of the “lit intra-Asia capacity”.

“In addition to this, Telstra has also created a strong in-country footprint across the region due to the scale and resilience of our network,” said Camplin-Warner. “This work has resulted in Telstra being recognised as the number one foreign telecommunications provider in South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines, and one of the few in mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.”

Chayora is based in Hong Kong and has developed hyperscale datacentres and datacentre campuses in China.

Oliver Jones CEO at Chayora said this was one of Chayora’s first steps into multi-tenant facilities.

“The partnership aims to provide an improved standard of service for both international companies operating in China,” he said. “As well as premium domestic cloud and technology service companies given the carrier neutral multi-provider fibre options under Telstra’s network management.”


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