Vianet Group Plc operates as a holding company, which provides real-time monitoring systems and data management services. It operates through the following segments: Smart Zones, Smart Machines, and Corporate/Technology. The Smart Zones segment manages the designing, development, sale and rental of fluid monitoring equipment, data insights and related services. The Smart Machines segment handles the design, product development, sale and rental of machine monitoring equipment, data insights and related services. The Corporate/Technology segment caters to the centralised group overheads along with technology related costs for the Group. The company was founded by Derrick Collin in 1990 and is headquartered in Stockton-on-Tees, the United Kingdom.