Chinese Data Center Giant 21Vianet Expands Into Silicon Valley

ChinaDatacenter Knowledge — California-based data center provider Server Farm Realty has struck a partnership with Chinese counterpart 21Vianet to provide services to customers in the US and China. Initially, 21Vianet is using SFR’s Silicon Valley data center to host customer equipment. Demand for data center space in the Silicon Valley is currently very high, and a lot of it comes from Chinese technology companies.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/06/25/chinese-data-center-giant-21vianet-expands-into-silicon-valley/

21Vianet Jumps as It Joins China Peers in Going-Private Wave

China21Vianet Group Inc. surged the most in eight months in New York after the Chinese data-center operator said a buyout group led by its chief executive officer offered to take the company private. The American depositary receipts advanced 9.7 percent on Wednesday to $21.85, the highest close since Nov. 4. The offer of $23 per ADR from a group including CEO Josh Chen, Kingsoft Corp. and Tsinghua Unigroup International Co. represents a 16 percent premium over Tuesday’s closing level. Trading volume of 4 million shares was five times the full-day average of the past three months.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-10/21vianet-jumps-as-ceo-leads-buyout-offer-of-data-center-operator

21Vianet to Operate Azure Cloud in China into 2018

China.gifMicrosoft and 21Vianet, a provider of carrier neutral data center services in China, have extended their cloud partnership. 21Vianet will continue to offer Microsoft’s cloud in China, including Azure and Office 365 in China for an additional 4 years under the new agreement. 21Vianet acts as an operation entity for Azure, hosting Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure services and Office 365 in its data centers and handling customer relationships. A renewal agreement extends this setup to 2018 and suggests the partnership is bearing fruit for both companies.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/04/02/21vianet-will-operate-azure-cloud-in-china-into-2018/

21Vianet to Operate Azure Cloud in China into 2018

China.gifMicrosoft and 21Vianet, a provider of carrier neutral data center services in China, have extended their cloud partnership. 21Vianet will continue to offer Microsoft’s cloud in China, including Azure and Office 365 in China for an additional 4 years under the new agreement. 21Vianet acts as an operation entity for Azure, hosting Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure services and Office 365 in its data centers and handling customer relationships. A renewal agreement extends this setup to 2018 and suggests the partnership is bearing fruit for both companies.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/04/02/21vianet-will-operate-azure-cloud-in-china-into-2018/

21Vianet Announces US$296 Million Investment From Kingsoft, Xiaomi and Temasek

BEIJING — 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:VNET) (“21Vianet” or the “Company”), a leading carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China, announced today that affiliates of Kingsoft Corporation Limited (HK:3888) (“Kingsoft”), a leading internet based software developer, distributor and service provider, Xiaomi Corporation (“Xiaomi”), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of mobile devices and other electronic equipment and a provider of internet services, and Temasek, a Singapore based investment company, have entered into definitive share purchase agreements with 21Vianet. All shares to be issued in these transactions are newly issued shares of 21Vianet.

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/globenewswire/10110367.htm