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GDA strikes up a friendship with China's "Big Data Valley"

The GERMAN DATACENTER ASSOCIATION will henceforth cooperate with the Chinese province of Guizhou in a friendly manner in the interests of shared prosperity of the data center industry at both locations. This special agreement came in September during a ceremony in Frankfurt.

At the Hotel Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, the Zhongguancun Science Park Innovation Alliance Germany e.V., presented the business opportunities in Guizhou to an interested audience on September 19th.

Guizhou is the central location for data centers in China. Infrastructure technology for data centers is the most important industry there. The cool weather and low seismic hazard make the province an attractive location for storing big data. With massive investment, the province has been driving forward its vision of "Big Data Valley" and "Smart Guizhou" since 2014. 

In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the GERMAN DATACENTER ASSOCIATION and the Information Technology Bureau of Guizhou Province announced the intention to provide friendly support each other in the future. Possible topics could be the further development of the data center industry at both locations or an exchange of training and education. "The future will show, how the friendship with Guizhou will look like in detail," said Harry Schnabel, 1st Chairman of GDA, "in the coming months, we will work out the details together with our Chinese partners."

Unterzeichnungszeremonie der Freundschaftvereinbarung zwischen der GDA und der Kanzlei für Industrie und Informationstechnologie der Provinz Guizhou 
Unterzeichnungszeremonie der Freundschaftvereinbarung zwischen der GDA und der Kanzlei für Industrie und Informationstechnologie der Provinz Guizhou