Telehouse is a subsidiary of KDDI Corporation. KDDI was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
1989: New York Teleport site
1990: London Docklands North
1997: New York 25 Broadway
1997: London Metro
1998: Expanded to Los Angeles
1999: London Docklands East
1999: Paris Voltaire
2000: Asian expansion in Hong Kong & Seoul
2008: Beijing BEZ & Singapore
2009: Paris Magny
2010: London Docklands West
2010: Hanoi & Shanghai Jinqiao
2011: Hong Kong CCC
2011: New York Chelsea
2012: Frankfurt and Moscow
2012: Beijing BDA
2013: Shanghai Zhangjiang
China’s favorite e-commerce giant Alibaba is planning the launch of a cloud region in London, two years after entering the European market with a data center in Frankfurt.
The move was not highly publicized; the company merely updated its website to advertise the future availability zones in the UK and an unspecified ‘Launch Date,’ offering early bird plans and free services to its potential customers.
Among these are three types of elastic compute services from low to high performance web servers, as well as a database hosting service, ApsaraDB for RDS.
It is unclear whether the company is building its own data center in the UK, and the information on its site – promising two nines of availability, dual availability zones and other generic data center characteristics such as CCTV, fiber diversity and 24/7 on-site engineers – gives little clue as to where it could be leasing the space.
Located in the Tseung Kwan O district, Telehouse's Hong Kong Cloud Computing Complex (CCC) is the only Tier 4 certified datacenter in Hong Kong. It is close to the HKEX Data Center (Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and offers high connectivity capacity to local cable landing stations in TKO.
Opened in 1990, it was the first purpose-built colocation data centre in Europe. Telehouse North has been the primary home of the London Internet Exchange since 1994 and continues to be one of the most heavily connected data centres in the world.