The first module of the Hainan Undersea Data Center is launched on March 31 in Lingshui Li autonomous county of Hainan province. (Photo by Tang Fei/For chinadaily.com.cn)
The Hainan Undersea Data Center has been running smoothly since its first module was launched on March 31 in Lingshui Li autonomous county in Hainan province, according to the builder, Beijing Highlander Digital Technology Co.
So far, two modules have been deployed, serving two clients, with the third one scheduled to be operating by the third quarter this year.
As the world's first commercial undersea data center of its kind, it connects modules to a shore station using sea cables. Sub-systems such as power distribution, networking and monitoring equipment are all located inside the shore station.