KT Corporation: KT Cloud Breaks Ground on 26MW Facility in Seoul, South Korea

Jul 11, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

South Korea's KT Cloud has started work on its new data center in Seoul, South Korea. The cloud company announced that it broke ground on the 26MW data center in Geumcheon District, Southern Seoul. KT Cloud said the data center would be named Gasan IDC. It will also have 10 stories above ground and five stories underground. The facility will also have over 100,000 servers. The facility is scheduled to come online in 2025.

The project will be developed in conjunction with DL Construction. Shinhan Investment will finance the project. The CEO of KT Cloud, Dongsik Yoon, said: "The key to the market is to provide IDCs that can safely operate and manage data in line with the needs of government agencies and domestic and foreign companies. We will fulfill our mission as the undisputed No. 1 operator of IDC by responding quickly to the market through rapid market response. We will implement ESG by realizing green IDC such as global best-in-class energy reduction and introduction of new and renewable energy."

KT Cloud currently operates three cloud zones. One of the zones is in Los Angeles, California, while the other two are in Seoul. The company also noted that it is looking to have up to 100MW extra data center capacity before the end of 2025.