Kakao Inks Deal to Build Data Center South of Seoul | Be Korea-savvy

Kakao Inks Deal to Build Data Center South of Seoul

(image: Korea Bizwire)

(image: Korea Bizwire)

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire)South Korean internet giant Kakao Corp. said Monday it will establish a data center in a city south of Seoul in an industrial-educational cooperation project.

Under a deal with Hanyang University and the Gyeonggi provincial government, the data center will be built on the university’s campus in Ansan, some 30 kilometers south of Seoul, at a cost of 400 billion won (US$337 million).

Kakao Corp., which operates the country’s most-used mobile messenger KakaoTalk, said ground will be broken for the envisioned center next year for completion in 2023.

The data center will house a total of 120,000 servers with a data storage capacity of 6 exabytes, Kakao said. One exabyte equals about 1 billion gigabytes.

A data center serves as a key infrastructure component of the fourth industrial revolution, as it manages an integrated system of servers, networks, storage facilities and network equipment.

The Ansan municipality, also a partner in the deal, said the data center is expected to generate economic ripple effects, including creating 2,700 jobs and inducing approximately 800 billion won of production.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>