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LG to launch Asia’s largest and greenest commercial data centre

Fri 5 Jun 2015

LG Uplus, the telecom branch of South Korean electronics group LG, will open the doors of Asia’s largest data centre in Seoul this summer.

The new mega facility will have a 165MW capacity with a total floor space of 27,770sq.m spread across 24 computer rooms. It will provide colocation space, managed hosting and cloud services. LG Uplus will also offer availability of high-density servers.

The site is based in Pyeongchon-dong, Anyang, an hour south of the city centre and close to a number of Seoul’s booming tech hubs – target customers for the new LG centre.

According to the company, the first customers have already signed leases for data centre space.

The complete site comprises of an office building and two data centres across seven stories. The total area spans 85,547sq.m and each data centre is equipped with 500 racks mounted with about 50 individual servers.

The new data centre has been awarded a Tier III certification from the Uptime Institute and is expected to have a PUE rating of 1.4, the commercial industry’s lowest level.

“One of the most important factors in running a data centre is energy efficiency, and the Mega Center will show off the highest energy efficiency level among commercial data centres located in metropolitan cities around the world,” added Choi Young-bum, general manager at LG Uplus’ New IDC task force.

“What is also meaningful is that all equipment used at the data centre to maintain a high level of energy efficiency are manufactured in Korea,” said LG Uplus’ general manager.

The data centre will be powered by renewable sources such as solar and geothermal energy. It has also adopted a unique design for cooling, using a wind tunnel running through the middle of the buildings.

The data centre campus is currently around 90% complete and is expected to open towards the end of August.

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