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Registration No. 333-

SECURITIES AND EXCHAN GE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

21Vianet Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

M5, 1 Jiuxianqiao East Road,

Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016

Peoples Republic of China

(86 10) 8456-2121

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrants principal executive offices)

2014 Share Incentive Plan, as amended

(Full title of the plan)

Law Debenture Corporate Services Inc.

400 Madison Avenue, 4 th Floor

New York, New York 10017

(212) 750-6474

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of large accelerated filer, accelerated filer and smaller reporting company in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

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CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This registration statement on Form S-8 is filed pursuant to General Instruction E to Form S-8 for the purposes of registering an aggregate of 19,145,437 Class A ordinary shares of the Registrant that have been added to the award pool pursuant to the terms of the Plan.

Previously, an aggregate of 20,461,380 Class A ordinary shares of the Registrant were registered for issuance under the Plan pursuant to the Registrants registration statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-197495) filed on July 18, 2014 (the Original S-8 Registration Statement). In accordance with General Instruction E to Form S-8, the contents of the Original S-8 Registration Statement are incorporated herein by reference, except as otherwise set forth herein.

Pursuant to the terms of the Plan, the maximum aggregate number of Class A ordinary shares authorized for issuance under the Plan shall be increased from 20,461,380 to 21,888,624 (such number, the Maximum Number), which shall increase by a number equal to 15% of number of new Class A ordinary shares issued by the Company from time to time. As a result, the Maximum Number which may be issued pursuant to all awards under the Plan shall increase by 17,718,193 Class A ordinary shares and the total number of Class A ordinary shares added to the award pool shall be 19,145,437.

PART II

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

The following documents previously filed by 21Vianet Group, Inc. (the...


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