Fri. Nov 25th, 2022

Amid heated controversy over the absence of its own data center (IDC) after the Kakao Blackout incident, it has been confirmed that Kakao has decided to invest a total of 1.5 trillion won in the construction of the first and second data centers. However, it is pointed out that the first data center aims to operate from the first quarter of 2024 and the second data center in January 2027, which is not enough to prevent the “second Kakao Blackout” situation until it is operated.

Kakao CEO Hong Eun-taek explains measures to prevent a recurrence at a public press conference on “Disability caused by a Data Center Fire” held at Kakao’s hideout in Pangyo, Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, on the 19th. Yonhap News Agency
Kakao CEO Hong Eun-taek explains measures to prevent a recurrence at a public press conference on “Disability caused by a Data Center Fire” held at Kakao’s hideout in Pangyo, Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, on the 19th. Yonhap News Agency

According to related industries on the 20th, Kakao will push for a project to build its own data center from 2019 and operate the first data center in earnest at Hanyang University Erica campus in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, from the first quarter of 2024. Ansan Kakao’s first data center, which can accommodate 47,379㎡ (about 14,353 pyeong), 4,000 racks (racks, shelves), and a total of 120,000 servers, will be promoted as a top-class data center with △ power redundancy △ 24-hour continuous △ building energy efficiency rating certification 1st grade △ integrity disaster prevention facilities and system. Kakao’s second data center, which will be established at Seoul National University Siheung Campus in Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do, is also in the process of licensing with the aim of operating in January 2027.

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