ISP Diyixian Plans Greater China Data Centers

HONG KONG (04/19/2000) - Hong Kong-based ISP (Internet service provider) Ltd. today announced it will set up 11 Internet centers, designed to span Greater China, with load-balancing devices and mirroring arrangements to provide companies with high-reliability Internet hosting.

Diyixian will build centers in Hong Kong, Taipei, and Beijing in its first phase, to be completed this month. Later phases will add facilities in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen and Chongqing, according to a Diyixian statement. Together, the centers will house a total of 3,000 server racks.

The centers will provide value-added services including server collocation, Web hosting, traffic management and security.

U.S.-based F5 Labs will provide its Internet Traffic and Content Management (iTCM) products to allow for load balancing among different servers in a single center, as well as mirroring among different centers to provide content more quickly to users in different areas, the statement said.

The Internet centers will be linked by Diyixian's ATM/Frame Relay backbone, which has a capacity of more than 30M bits per second (bps) in China and Taiwan, and multiple 155M-bps connections to tier-one providers in Hong Kong.

Diyixian, in Hong Kong, can be reached online at

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