KT unveils Seoul’s largest hyperscale data centre


South Korea's KT has completed construction on Seoul’s largest hyperscale data centre, KT DX IDC Yongsan.

Located in Seoul’s Yongsan district, the facility is KT’s 13th and boasts and array of environmental credentials. Efficient cooling systems claim to cut cooling costs by 20% and this will contribute towards KT’s target of reducing annual carbon emissions by 26,000 tons.

A source from KT told local media: “It is equivalent to saving 3.85 million trees.”

KT DX IDC comprises seven storeys and six basement levels, covering a total floor area of 48,000 m². It has eight server rooms to accommodate more than 100,000 servers and is the largest facility in the metropolitan area.

According to KT 100,000 servers can store 30,000 times the information stored at the National Library of Korea.

As well as being the largest, the new facility also boasts the fastest data processing speed of 100 Gbps by using its own network and a single line. KT has also connected data centres in Yongsan, Mok-dong, Gangnam and Bundang for greater capacity handling.