Telstra International and Chayora Enter into Strategic Partnership

Chayora and Telstra have entered a strategic partnership aiming to provide colocation services and network connectivity from Chayora’s hyperscale campus serving the Tianjin-Beijing corridor in China.

The partnership aims to enable customers to access a range of high-performance data center capacity, from retail colocation through to build-to-suit hyperscale capacity with more than 300MW available on Chayora’s Tianjin campus. The Chayora campus is uniquely located at the heart of Northern China’s AI “powerhouse hub.”

The Telstra Chayora facility in Beichen (TJ1) aims to serve as a high quality, scalable extension to Telstra’s existing nearby Tier III colocation facility in Tianjin, with up to 3000 racks of capacity available in 3Q20.

The Chayora campus including the colocation facility will be served by a high-performance, low latency, carrier neutral network, connecting Telstra’s existing locations in Wuqing and Shanghai and providing high performance connectivity, managed by Telstra to Beijing.

At the new facility, all data halls are designed to Tier III maintainable international standards to accommodate the high demand for smaller scale data storage requirements, including high density requirements up to 30KVA/rack at leading edge PUEs of <1.4. TJ1 aims to complement build-to-suit services available to both international and Chinese domestic hyperscale cloud service providers elsewhere on the Chayora campus. The entire campus will be served by a Telstra managed carrier neutral network with latency to Beijing CBD of <2.5ms round trip. The plan is for each plot within the campus to be interconnected to each other and to the existing Telstra PBS data centers. Within the colocation facility customers can also access cross-connects to Telstra’s Programmable Network.