Hanyang University ERICA, Gyeonggi-do Province -Ansan City-Kakao opens Ceremony for Kakao Data Center Construction
A leap forward as a base for regional innovation and growth through the creation of advanced industrial complexes
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On September 7th, Hanyang University. Gyeonggo-do, Ansan City, and Kakao signed a business agreement in the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Office to build a Kakao Data Center and an industry-academic cooperation facility.
The President of Hanyang University, Kim Woo-seung, the Governor of Gyeonggi Province, Lee Jae-myung, the mayor of Ansan, Yoon Hwa-sup, and the co-CEO of Kakao,Yeo Min-soo, attended the signing ceremony.
According to the agreement, Kakao will spend 400 billion won on the project to build a data center and industry-academic cooperation facility on 18,383 square meters of land around Hanyang University's ERICA campus. The construction design will be completed in the second half of this year, and after adminstrative procedures, such as building permits, contracts and construction will be carried out in 2021 with a completion aim in 2023.
The data center will be built on the site of the Campus Innovation Park Urban High-tech Industrial Complex, which was selected as a pilot project implemented by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of SMEs and Startups, and the Ministry of Education as a national project last year.
The Kakao Data Center is hyper-scale enough to operate more than 100,000 servers, and can store 120,00 servers in the computer building. The amount of data that can be stored reaches 6 EB (exabytes), which is 310,000 times larger than the amount of information in the Library of Congress.
Hanyang University's ERICA campus is planning to build a small-scale high-tech industrial complex, including the Kakao Data Center, as a base for regional innovation and growth.
[Campus Innovation Park]
A business run by The Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and the Ministry of Small and Medium Venture Enterprises to promote the creation of innovative spaces that combine corporate housing facilities, startup support facilities, and housing and cultural facilities on unused sites on university campuses in order to create new jobs for high-quality young people.
*News related to Campus Innovation Park
- University Journal: http://www.dhnews.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=124490
- JoonbooIlbo: http://www.joongboo.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=1382740
Global News Team
Translation by: Lee Hee-jin
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