Sunday, October 22, 2017

Digital Realty opens first data centre in Japan

Company’s footprint extends now to more than 23 million sqf across 145 buildings in 33 global metropolitan areas.

Digital Realty has opened its first data centre in Japan, in the city of Osaka.

The Digital Osaka 1 data centre has 93,000 sqf of area and 7.6 MW of IT capacity.

The operator has also unveiled plans through the acquisition of a land parcel to build a second facility bringing total capacity in Osaka to 27MW.

Edward Higase, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Digital Realty, said: “We are very excited to open our first data centre in Japan, expand our global network, and provide critical infrastructure for our customers with IT deployments in Osaka.

“Digital Osaka 1 was fully leased prior to the official opening, a reflection of the strong demand in the Japanese market for Digital Realty’s comprehensive data centre solutions.

“The development of our Osaka connected campus will enable us to further expand our world-class data centre platform and support our customers’ rapidly growing demand here and around the world.”

Yoichi Fukuoka, Mayor of Ibaraki City, Osaka, said: “For our city planning and the continuous progress of Saito as a base for research and development, we consider this a very meaningful development.

“Through this opportunity, we hope that Digital Realty will expand its global data centre platform and further advance it worldwide.”