NTT Communications Corp. (NTT Com) has announced plans to open two new data centers in Osaka. The Osaka 6 Data Center and Osaka 7 Data Center should be up and running by the end of 2019 and will expand NTT Com’s data-supply capacity in that city 2.2-fold.
Osaka 6 initially will offer 460 m2 of server space in a building that NTT West Corp. has under construction in downtown Osaka. NTT Com plans to expand that capacity to 1,370 m2 and 400 racks. Osaka 7, which will be housed in a dedicated data center building in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, will offer 3,800 m2 of initial server space and 9,500 m2 and 4,200 racks in the future. Both data centers will connect directly to Osaka’s Dojima area, a major interconnection point for ISPs and data center operators. Customers also will benefit from direct connections to other NTT Com data centers in Osaka via the company’s 10-Gbps Nexcenter Connect Metro network. NTT Com expects the new capacity to appeal to major cloud service providers and other hyper-scale operators and enterprises.
“In response to the strong demand for massive data from cloud-service providers and other hyper-scale customers in the greater Osaka area, despite having launched our Osaka 5 Data Center in 2016, we have decided to build two new data centers to further satisfy customers’ needs,” explained Kenichiro Iida, senior vice president, head of cloud services. “Data demands among hyper-scale companies are already robust, but we foresee even more data needs for hybrid cloud services that combine colocation and multi-clouds.”
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