Numbers Today | Small Chinese city attracts tech companies
By Bai Yuanqi
People's Daily app

100 million servers

A fleet of global tech firms - Amazon, Microsoft and China Mobile - are expected to head for one of China’s western cities with massive investment in cloud infrastructure and service by the end of the year.

Zhongwei, a small and poor city in China’s most arid regions of Ningxia, rose to fame by forging close technological and computing connections with various tech giants. 

Its attractions are crystal: the cool environment all the year round meets the rigid conditions of  sensitive equipments, newly-established green-energy-driven infrastructure save huge cost and more importantly central government encourages its tech shift.

The tiny cloud-computing hub is making a fresh comprehensive computing chain that involves over 100 million servers and thousands of professionals.