The project is planned to be completed in 2016 and cover about 6.2 million square feet of floor space.
The data center is designed to support IBM's outsourcing and disaster recovery services. Range Technology is collaborating with IBM to construct and run the center: "This initiative plays a critical role in the economic development of China in light of the pressing demand for managed hosting in the areas of cloud computing and mobile devices," said Range Technology's Zhou Chaonan in a prepared statement.
As part of the collaboration, Range Technology will rely on IBM's deep expertise in technology, training, solutions and data center design services for building the center in addition to business applications for the Range International Group. Range Technology and IBM will also work together to provide hosting and operation services.
IBM said that it currently managed 8 million square feet of data center space.