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Active Power deploys 1000 kVA CleanSource UPS at Beijing datacentre

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 17:36 -- Editor

Active Power has deployed a CleanSource 1000 kVA UPS system to 21Vianet, one of the largest datacentre services provider in China.

The system was installed in late February 2013 at the provider's colocation datacentre in Beijing, the largest such facility in the city. The facility hosts mission critical data for a variety of customers, including Internet firms, government entities, blue-chip enterprises, and small to medium sized businesses.

For Active Power, this deployment follows a number of UPS projects for some of the largest, state-of-the-art datacentres in China. In the third quarter of 2012, the company deployed a CleanSource 1000 kVA UPS system at one of the largest modular colocation facilities in China, a new facility located on the country's east coast.

Prior to that, Active Power installed a similar system to a large cloud based datacentre in the Shanxi province in western China.

The China datacentre market shows no signs of slowing down with an estimated 20% compounded annual growth rate over the next five years. Nearly $6bn has been invested in the market over the last 12 months and is forecasted to grow to $7.5bn from 2012-2013.

Beijing in particular continues to experience growth in its datacentre business as end-user white space grew 45% from 2011 to 2012.