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Profile: 21Vianet Group Inc (VNET.O)

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21Vianet Group, Inc., incorporated on October 16, 2009, is a carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider. The Company hosts its customers' servers and networking equipment and provides interconnectivity. The Company also provides managed network services to enable customers to deliver data across the Internet through its data transmission network and smart routing technology. The Company provides value-added services, such as content delivery network (CDN) services, virtual private network (VPN) services and last-mile wired broadband services. It offers public cloud services, private cloud and hybrid services. In addition, the Company also offers container-based data center service. The Company's service offerings include hosting and related services, and managed network services.

Hosting and Related Services

The Company provides hosting and related services to house servers and networking equipment in its data centers and connects them through its data transmission network, and offers other hosting related value-added services. The Company offers various hosting and related services, such as Managed Hosting Services, that dedicate data center space to house its customers' servers and networking equipment and provide server administration services; Interconnectivity Services, that allow customers to connect their servers with Internet backbones in China and other networks through its Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), network, or its single-line, dual-line or multiple-line networks; CDN Services, which optimize the speed and security of data transmission by leveraging its distributed Internet infrastructure in China; Cloud Services, that allow businesses to run their applications over the Internet using its information technology (IT) infrastructure rather than having the infrastructure on their own premises; VPN Services that extend customers' private networks by setting up connections through the public Internet, and Other Value-Added Services, including firewall services, server load balancing, data backup and recovery, data center management, server management and backup server services.

The Company's managed hosting services allow customers to lease partial or entire cabinet for their servers. The customers have full control over their server(s) housed in its data centers. It provides different levels of server administration services, including operating system support and assistance with updates, server monitoring, server backup and restoration, server security evaluation, firewall services, and disaster recovery. The Company's interconnectivity services include BGP Network Services, Single-Line and Dual-Line Network Services, and Multiple-Line Network Services. Its private and hybrid cloud services are provided to multi-national corporations or large enterprise customers to meet their needs for private and hybrid cloud services. Its firewall services allow customers to lease its hardware firewalls, which can be configured according to their specific requirements. Its server load balancing services are designed to address the issue by providing load balancing facilities to share the increased traffic and therefore moderate the burden on main servers of its customers. It provides data backup services to its customers to recover any lost or damaged data. Its server management services allow customers to engage the services of its data center staff to handle problems that occur to their servers. In addition, the Company also provides customers with traffic charts and analysis, gateway monitoring for servers, domain name system setup, defense mechanism against distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks, basic setting of switches and routers, and virus protections.

Managed Network Services

The Company's managed network services are offered in the form of bandwidth, which is optimized through smart routing platform and supplemented by its hosting area network and data transmission network. Its managed network services consist of Hosting Area Network Services, Route Optimization and Last-mile Wired Broadband Services. It connects most of its data centers with private optical fibers, forming its hosting area network. Its hosting area network connects the servers housed in its data centers so that data transmission among its customers can be achieved without going through telecommunication backbones or Internet hubs. Its Route Optimization system is a routing platform, which functions as a switchboard automatically selecting the routes and directing traffic through its own or others' networks. It offers last-mile broadband services in select metro areas in China.

The Company competes with China Telecom, China Unicom, SINNET, Dr. Peng, AliCloud, ChinaCache, ChinaNetCenter, Citic Telecom CPC, Great Wall Broadband Network, Baidu and Alibaba.

Company Address

21Vianet Group Inc

1 Jiuxianqiao East Road,Chaoyang
BEIJING   BEJ   100016
P: +8610.84562121
F: +8610.84562619

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