NTT plans a Munich data centre opening later this year



Munich expansion

Earlier this week, the $11bn-turnover firm launched a new global cloud communications division as part of its continuing and extensive restructure.

NTT Ltd has completed the shell of its second building within its Munich 2 (MUC2) data centre campus, with the new building scheduled to go online in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Once fully completed the campus will provide 14MW of IT load for clients. The MUC2 expansion is part of the growth strategy of the recently formed Global Data Centers division of NTT Ltd, which operates one of the largest data centre platforms in the world.

With over 160 data centres in the division spanning more than 20 countries and regions, NTT Group’s clients and partners have access to a “powerful digital ecosystem” with “global reach and local expertise”, says NTT.

Munich is part of the company’s e-shelter data centre brand. “We are constantly expanding and investing in new facilities across our regions,” said Florian Winkler, CEO of EMEA at the Global Data Centers division.

“The Munich area is the economical and digital hub of Southern Germany and a strong economical powerhouse. Our client base in the region is constantly growing and our existing clients have a strong demand for additional data centre capacity.”

Earlier this week, $11bn-turnover NTT Ltd launched its new global UK-headquartered Cloud Communications division, a “centre of excellence” for provisioning cloud communications services.

Previously known as Arkadin, the Cloud Communications division is a critical part to delivering NTT Ltd’s Intelligent Workplace solutions. The division will act as a “trusted advisor” to organisations looking to “accelerate modern collaboration” within their workplace, said NTT Ltd.

The division offers end-to-end tailored services supplementing the group’s consulting and deployment services, thereby enabling customers to realise the full benefit of their investment.

The Cloud Communications division will continue to work closely with its fully owned subsidiary Applicable Limited, a provider of cloud unified communications and enterprise voice services with offices in Bristol, UK; Brisbane, Australia; and Houston, US.

NTT Ltd was created out of the NTT Group last July.