Tencent Holdings’ huge data center in Guizhou province, southwestern China, started its trial operation on May 28. According to the company’s official statement, it will be used to store Tencent’s most valuable data.

Tencent Gui’an Qixing Data Center takes up 470,000 square meters and is expected to store 300,000 servers. It is built into the caves two mountains in Gui’an New Area.

Strict security protocols are taken to guard the facilities. Facial recognition devices were placed at every entrance and infrared detection-enabled security robots will roam the area 24 hours a day.

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Jiefei Liu is a Beijing based tech reporter. She focuses on the union of tech and content creation and loves agriculture. You can write to her at Jiefei@technode.com