Originally published to Data Center POST. 

Chayora Limited, an international infrastructure investor, developer and operator of hyperscale data centre campuses in China, recently announced the launch of their new Chayora Academy in Tianjin, China. The announcement took place during a well-attended lecture at the Tianjin Vocational Institute in China on September 14, 2018. The lecture, introduced by Professor Liu Bin, President of the Tianjin Vocational and delivered by Dean Nelson of Infrastructure Masons, was attended by an audience of over 500 members, including many representatives from the renowned university’s big data and telecommunications faculties.

Oliver Jones, Chief Executive of Chayora, announced this milestone for Chayora after Dean Nelson’s lecture discussing the parallels between Silicon Valley’s development and China’s upcoming explosion of computing power needs driven by the incorporation of advancements like artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, innovations such as driverless vehicles, facial recognition and intelligent robots are key AI developments in process for China as they work towards the goal of leading the world in artificial intelligence by 2025. China has set aside a fund of 30 billion yuan (US $4.5 billion) to accomplish integration of intelligent devices and upgrades in traditional industries. Tianjin alone has already announced investments of 100 billion yuan (US $15 billion) to support the artificial intelligence industry, alongside a separate commitment of 10 billion yuan (US $1.5 billion) to promote intelligent manufacturing. These commitments to widespread and large-scale AI deployment also have Chayora building its first 300MW hyperscale data centre campus with nine individual DC facilities to accommodate international standard DC requirements in the Beichen district of Tianjin.


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