NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veteran business journalist Jill Bennett joins Josh Sheng Chen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 21Vianet Group Inc. (VNET) to discuss the company's industry, strategy, financials and positioning.
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Josh Sheng Chen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Josh Sheng Chen is one of 21Vianet's co-founders and has served as the chairman of our board of directors and our chief executive officer since our inception. Mr. Chen has been instrumental to the development and success of our business. Mr. Chen provides vision, overall management, and strategic decision-making relating to marketing, investment planning, and corporate development. Mr. Chen has more than 20 years' experience in the Internet infrastructure industry in China and started his entrepreneur career in 1990 when he was a sophomore at Tsinghua University. In 1999, Mr. Chen founded our business and started the first carrier-neutral data center in China. In 1989, Mr. Chen founded Beijing Taixing Data Engineering Company Limited and in 1991, founded A-1 Netcom Inc., one of the pioneers in the ISP industry in China. Mr. Chen received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in 1991. Mr. Chen is a member of the Tsinghua Entrepreneur & Executive Club, a managing director of the Internet Society of China and a member of Beijing Youth Federation.
About 21Vianet Group Inc.:
21Vianet is the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China. We are dedicated to providing a high level of stability, reliability, security and speed over our Internet infrastructure through our managed hosting services, managed network services and emerging cloud computing infrastructure services. Our customers may locate their servers and networking equipment in one of our data centers and connect to China's Internet backbone through our extensive fiber optic network. In addition, our proprietary smart routing technology, BroadEx, enables our customers' data to be delivered across the Internet in a faster and more reliable manner. We operate in 33 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 1,300 customers. These customers span many industries ranging from Internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to medium- enterprises.
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