LG Uplus has begun the construction of its second hyperscale internet data center (IDC) in South Korea. This data center will help meet the rising demand for IT and cloud services in the region.
The IDC is a 12-storey Pyeongchon 2 Center in the city of Anyang, south of Seoul. The IDC will have a total floor area of 40,450 sq/m and will be home to over 100,000 servers. It is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2023. The building will use geothermal energy for heating and cooling the office unit, while server rooms will use solar and fuel cell power.
The company’s forward-thinking approach to power the data center building will cut the power usage by 140GWh a year and carbon emissions by 65,000 tons according to LG Uplus. Through this approach,the company is making eco-friendly decisions by tapping into renewable energy sources.
LG Uplus had built its first Internet Data Center back in 1999.
LG’s data center services business grew to $204 million last year. The company is the third largest mobile operator of South Korea.
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