NTT Com to Open Premium Data Center in Hong Kong
TOKYO – NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced on October 7, will open its new premium data center in Hong Kong Tseung Kwan O Data Center, with commercial operation scheduled to begin between January and March 2013.
The new Tier III (Level IV-list) facility will provide multinational customers high quality, high reliability and data services center environment. As the center of NTT Com’s sister Tai Po Data Center, also in Hong Kong, the new data center will meet the special requirements of IT, finance and other demanding operating companies, provided the communication infrastructure.
With 30,000 square meters of land space, the Tseung Kwan O Data Center will become the largest of NTT Com data center outside of Japan, and located on the east side of Kowloon.
The NTT Com-designed facility will be built and operated by NTT Telecommunications Corp. worldwide, specializing in the acquisition and management of data centers worldwide for the NTT Com Group.
NTT Com premium data center will have commercial supply of fully redundant power, cooling systems, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), generators and distribution of possible power outages, and complete systems for fire prevention and damage water. More than 20 KVA of power per rack will be available to meet the growing needs of high density, high temperature servers. The facility is expected to obtain certifications recognized worldwide for safety, efficiency and respect for the environment, including the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for green buildings in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Points Arcstar presence of NTT Communications (TM) Global IP-VPN services and Global e-VLAN will be featured in the Tseung Kwan O in the data center, facilities to enable service interconnections and the backbone to a relatively low cost . Multinational customers may use between NTT Com data connectivity service, which offers a high-capacity backbone network for high speed, no rack frame connection between the basic data centers in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the United together, ensure the backup data quick and faster application performance when multiple data centers are involved.
“This reflects the huge market demand for data centers of high quality, and also reaffirms the edge of Hong Kong as an international financial center and communications,” said Takanobu Maeda, president and CEO of NTT Com Asia. “Our data center in Tai Po, is expected to be fully occupied in the next two years, so this new data center will further enhance our delivery of seamless services, high-performance data center standard.”