BEIJING - April 22, 2011 - The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., the world's largest exchange company, announced that the trading of 21Vianet, China's leading carrier-neutral internet data services provider, commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on April 21, 2011. 21Vianet is listed under the ticker symbol VNET.
"21Vianet is a market-leading company that embodies the fundamental values we have here at NASDAQ: innovation, development and entrepreneurship," said Bob Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer of The NASDAQ OMX Group. "We are thrilled to welcome 21Vianet to The NASDAQ Stock Market and look forward to continuing to grow our presence in the region with respected, forward-thinking companies like 21Vianet."
Josh Chen, 21Vianet's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are very excited to join an extensive list of highly successful technology companies from the United States, China and other global countries that have listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market. This is a landmark event for 21Vianet. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with NASDAQ OMX."
21Vianet is the 55th Chinese IT company to list on The NASDAQ Stock Market, joining global leaders from China, such as Baidu, Ctrip, Netease and Sina, as well as Cisco, Google, Apple and Microsoft from the United States. 21ViaNet won the "Most Influential Company in China's IDC Industry in 2010" award at the 5th China IDC Industry Annual Conference last year.
21Vianet is a leading carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China. The company provides hosting and related services, managed network services and cloud computing infrastructure, improving the stability, reliability, security and speed of its customers' Internet connections through 21Vianet's Internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and networking equipment in one of 21Vianet's data centers and connect to China's Internet backbone through 21Vianet's extensive fiber optic network. In addition, its proprietary smart routing technology, BroadEx, enables customers' data to be delivered across the Internet in a faster and more reliable manner. 21Vianet operates in 33 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 1,300 customers that span many industries ranging from Internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to medium- enterprises.
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