VNET Group

(NASDAQ: VNET)

Founded in 1996, VNET Group is one of the world's most influential cyberspace infrastructure service providers, and a leading carrier-neutral data center service provider in China.

VNET Group is committed to providing industry-leading one-stop customized data center solutions for hyper-large clients, and building an infrastructure operation platform with core customization advantages, hyper-scale data center operational capability and high added value.
  • 30+Cities
  • 50+Data Center
  • 4T +Network Port Capacity
  • 80,000+Cabinets

More open and innovative next-generation Internet infrastructure

VNET Group has been deeply engaged in the data center services for more than 20 years, operating more than 50 data centers in more than 30 cities across China, with more than 80,000 cabinets, network port capacity of 4T  +, and 1T  + high-speed cloud connect, becoming a new engine for clients' digital transformation. Meanwhile, VNET Group is actively promoting a batch of hyper-scale, standardized and green high-capacity data centers in the market, in order to meet the rapid expansion demand of domestic and overseas corporate users.

 

Nowadays, VNET Group has established large-scale data center clusters in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Yangtze River Delta region, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other regions, forming a stable, huge and fully connected digital core base, which not only meets the business deployment of enterprises in Tier 1 cities, but also facilitates the smooth data transition from Tier 1 cities to edge cities. Relying on abundant resources, great capital strength, strong technological innovation ability, efficient delivery ability and excellent operation ability, VNET Group has become a high-quality partner of customized data centers for leading Internet companies, and laid a solid foundation for their business development.

Become a more respected Chinese enterprise in the field of Internet infrastructure

  • Customers

    We take the initiative to provide quality services, constantly create value for clients, and achieve win-win results.

  • Commitment
    Commitment is gold. We always keep our promises, do what we can, and dare to make those commitments that are difficult and challenging.
  • Collaboration

    The common goal of collaboration is to help clients achieve success, and achieve the team value of “1+ 1 > 2” through effective collaboration.

  • Innovation

    Eager to surpass, constantly making use of new knowledge and putting forward more effective or distinguished solutions.


Josh Chen
Founder & Executive Chairman

Josh Chen graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University in 1991. Since 1991, he has focused on the field of Internet infrastructure and new generation of information technology, and become a well-known leader in technology architecture design and product innovation in the industry. He was awarded the “Top 10 Leaders in the Integration of Industrialization and Informatization in China” by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Now Josh Chen is the Founder & Executive Chairman of VNET Group, which is a leading carrier-neutral data center service provider in China and a Nasdaq-listed company (NASDAQ: VNET). He also serves as Managing Director of the Internet Society of China, Director of China Info100, Vice Chairman of China Energy Internet Alliance (CEIA), Vice Chairman of Institute of Internet Industry, Tsinghua University, and Vice Chairman of Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University. Josh Chen uses the pseudonym of Yuandao in the field of blockchain. At present, he serves as the Chairman of Alliance of Blockchain Industry, Z-park; a member of the Technical Committee of Shanghai Blockchain Engineering Technology Research Center, which was established by Fudan University; Vice Chairman of Academic Committee of Blockchain Joint Laboratory of Central University of Finance and Economics. Josh Chen (pseudonym: Yuan Dao) is a famous founder of Token thought and an opinion leader in China's blockchain industry.

Jeff Dong
Rotating CEO of VNET Group

Mr. Jeff Dong currently serves as the Rotating CEO of VNET Group,and has served as president of the Company and chief executive officer of VNET Capital since June 2022. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dong served as the head of the real assets investment department of Taiping Capital Asset Management, a subsidiary of China Taiping Insurance Group, from June 2020 to June 2022. Mr. Dong has extensive experience in real assets investment in infrastructure, TMT and new energy sectors. Mr. Dong's related experience spans more than 15 years, including over a decade serving in various roles at China Investment Corporation, a sovereign wealth fund of China. Mr. Dong received his Ph.D. from Manchester Business School.

Alvin Wang
Member of VNET Group Rotating CEO & Wholesale Business Group CEO

At present, Alvin Wang is the member of VNET Group rotating CEO and Wholesale Business Group CEO. He served as CEO and President of VNET Group from February 2018 to December 2020. Prior to that, Alvin Wang served as Vice President of Tus-Digital Group, which is affiliated to TusHoldings. He also served as a director of Beijing CIC Technology Co., Ltd. and Guangdong TUS-TuWei Technology Co., Ltd. Alvin Wang has nearly 20 years of work experience in the telecommunications industry. He worked for a number of well-known multinational companies (such as Ericsson, where he worked for 11 years), and mainly engaged in corporate strategic planning and implementation, product management and equity investment. Alvin Wang earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Tsinghua University, a master's degree in engineering from Wuhan Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (WRI), and an MBA degree from the Vlerick MBA program of Peking University.

Tim Chen
CFO of VNET Group

Tim Chen joined VNET Group in August 2020 and served as the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of the Group. Since April 2021, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of VNET Group. So far, he has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, M&A and investment strategy. Previously he worked for famous investment banks and private equity companies (such as Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase) for 14 years. Later, he served as Chief Financial Officer at a private logistics company for more than 10 years. He has accumulated profound expertise in business negotiation, complex transaction execution and large cross-functional team management. Tim Chen earned double bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Columbia University in the City of New York.

Liu Qihang
Senior Vice President of VNET Group, CEO of VNET Blue Cloud

With 25+ years of experience in the field of information technology, now Liu Qihang is the CEO of VNET Blue Cloud. Liu Qihang has a profound technical background. In his early years, he was engaged in research on computational models for high-energy physics and data center management when working for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, participated in the construction of high-energy heavy ion physics database when working for Brookhaven National Laboratory of the United States, and engaged in the scientific research software and commercial software development in Japan, the United States and other countries for many years. After returning to China, he joined Sony China to take charge of Sony's new business strategy and planning in China, and joined Microsoft China in 2005. During his nine years at Microsoft, he was in charge of Microsoft's global key account management and sales. Before joining VNET Group, he worked as a senior manager and innovator in various fields, including Lenovo IT services, GM of HP Enterprise Software in China, as well as investment and M&A of start-ups. He has gained rich management experience in multi-cultural and multi-background environment.

History

    In 2021
    Cooperated with Shenergy Company Limited to implement the "data center + new energy storage" integrated innovation project, in order to promote an innovation consortium to achieve carbon peak and carbon neutralization ("30•60" decarbonization goal)
    VNET Group was selected as MSCI China All Shares Index
    VNET Group released its new subsidiary brand "NEOLINK"
    VNET Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hangzhou Iron & Steel Group in Beijing
    VNET Group established strategic cooperation with CHINT Group
    VNET's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Data Center passed the M&O certification with a high score for the first time
    Honor
    VNET's Hangzhou Economic Development Zone Data Center won the National Green Data Center Award in 2020
    VNET's Suzhou High-tech Zone Data Center in Anhui Province won the National Green Data Center Award in 2020
    VNET Group won the "Bay Area Digital Transformation Cornerstone Award" of China's IDC industry
    VNET Group won the "2020 Beijing Energy Efficiency Leader (Data Center) - Advanced Technology Award" and "Cloud Computing Center Technology Award (Talent Award)" at the China Data Center Market Annual Conference 2021
    NEOLINK won the "Top Cloud Connect Awards" at the Cloud Connect China 2021
    In 2020
    Became the data center hosting partner of China Everbright Bank's core banking system
    VNET Group got investments from Blackstone and Goldman Sachs, which are top investment institutions in the world
    Microsoft Power Platform, which is operated by VNET Group, was officially applied in commercial areas in China
    VNET Group was listed as “Top 100 Chinese Internet Companies in 2020”
    17 million new ADS were issued, and the accumulative financing amount of the year exceeded US$ 700 million
    VNET Group was authorized as Alibaba Cloud MSP partner
    Honor
    The 4th China Electronic Information Industry Market Feima Award
    VNET Hybrid Cloud solution was certified as Trusted Cloud
    2020 Data Center Science and Technology Achievements Award - Third Prize
    VNET Group was selected as the “Top 50 China Concept Stocks with the Highest Investment Value in 2020” by the China Concept Stocks Investment Value Report 2020
    Award for the Most Influential Data Center New Infrastructure in China in 2020
    Award of Excellent Carrier-neutral Data Center in China’s IDC Industry in 2020
    Shortlisted for the List of National Green Data Centers (2020)
    Award for Excellence Application in CIO Intelligent Selection Education Industry in 2020
    GIDC Best Service Case - Hybrid Cloud Case in 2020
    Top 10 Influential Carrier-neutral Data Center Service Providers in 2020
    In 2019
    Became the preferred strategic partner of APNIC, and jointly promoted the development of digital economy
    The Microsoft Dynamics 365 operated by VNET Group was officially applied in commercial areas in China
    VNET Group was designated as a cloud base provider by Alibaba Group
    VNET Shanghai-Ring Cloud Data Center was established in Taicang City
    VNET Group and Alibaba signed a memorandum of cooperation, with the intention to carry out the phase 2 construction of cloud computing data center in East China
    Honor
    Best IDC Service Provider in 2019
    Award for Outstanding Contributions to Fintech Innovation in 2019 - Development and Innovation Award
    AAA Credit Enterprise in Beijing
    Award of Excellence for Data Center Scientific and Technological Achievements in 2019
    China Fintech Outstanding Solution Award in 2019
    Fintech Outstanding Supplier
    Automotive Digital Transformation Solution Innovation Award in 2019
    Won the Title of “Reform and Innovation - Ecological and Green Development Contribution Organization”

    In 2018
    Cooperated with CAICT (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology) to establish the Joint Laboratory of High-performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence
    Signed cooperation agreements with Huailai County Government and China Fortune Land Development (CFLD)
    Completed the upgrade and transformation of IPv6 network
    Listed as “Top 100 Chinese Internet Companies in 2018”
    Honor
    “Container-Based Automated Delivery Solution” won the Award of Annual Star Product in the O&M Industry
    China Informatization Most Influential Enterprise in 2018
    China Informatization Customer Most Trusted Product in 2018
    Most Influential Enterprise in China's IDC Industry in 2018
    Best Industrial Internet Solution in 2018
    Industrial Internet Innovation Enterprise Award in 2018
    Best Internet Service Delivery Award
    Best Practice Award for Innovative Products in 2018
    Won the title of Top 100 Chinese Solution Providers in 2018
    Most Valuable Enterprise IT Partner Award
    Leading Enterprise in the Field of Internet
    Digital Transformation Excellent CIO/ Enterprise in 2018
    Top 100 Chinese Internet Companies in 2018
    One of the First Batch of Official Members of China Cross-Border Data Telecommunications Industry Alliance
    In 2017
    Launched the “VNET Switch + High Energy Data Center” into the market
    Obtained ISO 50001 energy management system certification
    Beijing M6 Data Center of VNET Group was shortlisted for the List of National Green Data Centers (The First Batch)
    Honor
    Leading Enterprise in China’s IDC Industry in 2017
    Data Center Annual Comprehensive Management Excellence Award in 2017
    Chairman of VNET Group won the title of “Top 10 Leaders in the Integration of Industrialization and Informatization in China”
    Beijing M6 Data Center of VNET Group was granted the award of “Excellent Data Center in China in 2016”
    In 2016
    Obtained investments from TusHoldings
    Released the Hybrid IT Strategy, and reached strategic cooperation with domestic cloud service providers such as Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud, Baidu Cloud, Kingsoft Cloud, JD Cloud, Tongfang Cloud and HNA Cloud
    Honor
    Most Influential Enterprise in China's IDC Industry in 2016
    Innovative Enterprise in China's IDC Industry in 2016
    Preferred Brand of Hybrid Cloud 2016
    Excellent Cloud Service Operator in 2016
    2015-2016 Most Influential Cloud Computing Enterprise • YunFan Award
    2015-2016 Excellent Cloud Computing Solution • YunFan Award
    2015-2016 Outstanding Contributions to Cloud Computing • YunFan Award
    In 2015
    Cooperated with Tsinghua University and jointly established the Energy Research Institute and Internet Industry Research Institute
    Honor
    Innovative Enterprise in China's IDC Industry in 2015
    Most Influential Enterprise in China's IDC Industry in 2015
    2014-2015 Green Data Center Preferred Brand in China
    2014-2015 Outstanding Contribution Organization in Promoting the Development of Cloud Computing Industry
    China Data Center Independent Innovation Products in 2015
    2014-2015 Data Center Outstanding Construction Unit
    2014-2015 Leading Brand in China • Yunding Award
    China Cloud500 Cloud Service Operators in 2015
    2014-2015 Trusted Cloud Office Application Award

    In 2014
    Acquired the VPN business of DYXnet
    VNET’s virtual cloud host, cloud storage and cloud database were certified as the first batch of trusted cloud services in China
    Obtained 4G license in Hong Kong
    Got investments from Xiaomi, Kingsoft and Temasek
    Honor
    Innovative Enterprise in China's IDC Industry in 2014
    Most Influential Enterprise in China's IDC Industry in 2014
    2014 China Data Center Standardization Demonstration Project - Annual Data Center Innovation Award
    China Industry Informatization - Preferred Service Provider in 2014
    China Cloud Service Solution Innovation Award in 2014
    Award of Most Influential Cloud Service in China in 2014
    2014 China IT User Satisfaction Survey - User Preferred Brand for Data Center Construction and O&M Management
    2014 China IT User Satisfaction Survey - Data Center Customer Service No.1
    In 2013
    VNET Blue Cloud was established
    Honor
    2013 Data Center Efficiency Award
    2013 Data Center O&M Award
    2013 China IT User Satisfaction Survey - Data Center Customer Service No.1
    In 2012
    Obtained the ISO27001/ISO20000 certification
    Signed an agreement with Microsoft to operate Microsoft Azure and Office 365 in China
    Included in the NASDAQ Internet Index
    Honor
    Award of Excellent Carrier-neutral Data Center in China’s IDC Industry in 2012
    Award of Excellent Service in China's IDC Industry in 2012
    Most Influential Enterprise in China's IDC Industry in 2012
    In 2011
    Listed on NASDAQ, Stock Code: VNET
    Honor
    Award of Excellent Carrier-neutral Data Center in China’s IDC Industry in 2011
    Award of Excellent Service in China IDC Industry in 2011
    Most Influential Enterprise in China's IDC Industry in 2011
    2011 China IT User Satisfaction 10-Year Achievement Award
    2011 China IT User Satisfaction Survey - Data Center Customer Service No.1
    In 2010
    2010 China Potential Enterprises listed by Forbes
    Award of Excellent Service in China's IDC Industry in 2010
    Most Influential Enterprise in China's IDC Industry in 2010
    Best Innovative Product Cloud Cube Provider in China’s IDC Industry in 2010
    Most Influential Enterprise in China’s Information Industry in 2010
    2010 China IT User Satisfaction Survey - Data Center Customer Service No.1
    In 2009
    2009 China Potential Enterprises listed by Forbes
    Technology Innovation Award in China's IDC Industry in 2009
    Outstanding Contribution Award in China IDC Industry in 2009
    China Internet Public Welfare Enterprise Award in 2009
    2009 China IT User Satisfaction Survey - Data Center Customer Service No.1
    2009 China IT User Satisfaction Survey- China IT Application Excellent Achievement Award
    In 2008
    China IDC Outstanding Contribution Award in 2008
    China IDC High-quality Service Award in 2008
    Became the sole winner of “Most Reliable Carrier-Neutral Green Data Center Service Provider” Award in China
    In 2007
    Best Contribution Award in 2007
    Excellent CDN Platform in 2007
    In 2006
    Best Industry Contribution Award in 2006
    Best Service Award in 2006
    Best Performance Award in 2006
    In 2001
    Obtained the ISO9002 international quality certification
    In 1999
    Established a large-scale advanced carrier-neutral Internet data center
    In 1996
    The company was established
In 2021
Cooperated with Shenergy Company Limited to implement the "data center + new energy storage" integrated innovation project, in order to promote an innovation consortium to achieve carbon peak and carbon neutralization ("30•60" decarbonization goal)
VNET Group was selected as MSCI China All Shares Index
VNET Group released its new subsidiary brand "NEOLINK"
VNET Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hangzhou Iron & Steel Group in Beijing
VNET Group established strategic cooperation with CHINT Group
VNET's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Data Center passed the M&O certification with a high score for the first time
Honor
VNET's Hangzhou Economic Development Zone Data Center won the National Green Data Center Award in 2020
VNET's Suzhou High-tech Zone Data Center in Anhui Province won the National Green Data Center Award in 2020
VNET Group won the "Bay Area Digital Transformation Cornerstone Award" of China's IDC industry
VNET Group won the "2020 Beijing Energy Efficiency Leader (Data Center) - Advanced Technology Award" and "Cloud Computing Center Technology Award (Talent Award)" at the China Data Center Market Annual Conference 2021
NEOLINK won the "Top Cloud Connect Awards" at the Cloud Connect China 2021
The World’s Most Influential Cyberspace Infrastructure Service Provider