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CyrusOne has Your “Easy Button” for Colocation in China

Take the Fast Path to China. CyrusOne’s new partnership provides access to colocation and carrier-neutral connectivity in 7 Chinese Markets.

China’s data center colocation market can be a daunting challenge for both hyperscalers and enterprises alike. The Chinese market is heavily regulated and a government license to provide data center services is difficult to obtain. Additionally, most data centers in China are operated by telecom companies, with no carrier diversity offered. These factors can combine to be choppy waters for US-based firms to try to navigate.

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CyrusOne Has Invested in Your Carrier-Neutral Solution

CyrusOne has invested $100 million in GDS, the largest carrier-neutral data center provider in China, serving seven markets throughout the country. (GDS does not have ownership in CyrusOne.) This investment was made by CyrusOne expressly to provide North American customers with a service-oriented option in China without being locked in to a single connectivity provider.

Customer-First Partnership
CyrusOne was attracted to GDS by the companies’ similar service-oriented cultures. This is more than an investment, but a true customer-focused partnership. Like CyrusOne, GDS serves a combination of hyperscalers and enterprises, with a strong presence among China’s web giants and other leading firms.

More Than Just Colocation
Critical infrastructure services such as installation services, remote hands, cloud access, and other managed service opportunities. These key services free the people and resources in your organization to focus on your core business functions in your key regions.

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Your Advocates Here and in China

This is not just a referral and a hand-off. You’ll benefit from the strong working relationship between CyrusOne and GDS, providing you support, service, and peace of mind:

  • With such a substantial investment, CyrusOne holds a seat on the GDS board of directors, offering hands-on involvement and visibility into US customer relationships.
  • China colocation specialists located here in the US work directly with you to simplify your process, from sales to installation to service.
  • Customer representatives in China are fluent in English and offer vast knowledge of North American colocation customer needs.

The partnership between the companies is structured to provide experience that mirrors the end-user relationship with CyrusOne in the United States, with similar processes, customer service structure, and speed-to-market opportunities.