The international PC maker Dell, who is on its way of transferring to a services and solutions provider, has announced plans to build two new data centers in China within one year.
Steve Schuckenbrock, president of large enterprise for Dell, said at a press conference in Hong Kong that Dell will keep an open attitude towards acquisitions. Its acquisitions will focus on appropriateness, instead of scale. Schuckenbrock emphasized that Dell will keep investing in the Chinese market and will continue to enlarge its recruitment in China.
Dell previously announced that it will build its second Chinese operation center, integrating manufacturing, customer service and sales, in Chengdu; and promised to invest USD100 billion in China in the next ten years. The investments will be used for purchase, production construction, and recruitment.
Rong Yongkang, vice president for Dell China, told local media that the company will build new offices in Xiamen, where it opened its first Chinese operation center, and it will increase 500 new employees in Xiamen. For the Chengdu operation center, Dell will hire 2,000 to 3,000 new employees before the end of 2011.
Rong revealed that Dell will build data centers in China within one year, in the form of joint ventures to make them be consistent with Chinese laws and regulations. However, Rong did not disclose which company Dell will cooperate with to build the data centers and the detailed investments for the data centers.