Saturday, November 25, 2017

NTT’s RagingWire Data Centers gathers hundreds to open 230,000 sqf ‘Texas-ready’ data centre

Facility designed to withstand tornadoes links directly to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

RagingWire Data Centers has officially brought online its latest data centre in an event that joined together 500 business and civic leaders under the same roof.

Also attending was RagingWire’s parent company NTT Communications (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group.

The data centre, named Dallas TX1 Data Center (TX1) has a capacity of 230,000 sqf and the company says it has been designed to house computing systems of large enterprises and hyperscale cloud companies within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

The new Dallas TX1 Data Center by RagingWire Data Centers.

The facility has 16MW of power and direct connectivity to cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

TX1 has also been built with fiber connectivity to carrier hotels and more than 120 area data centres and connected properties.

Cooling is down to a waterless cooling system that leverages available outside cool air. RagingWire’s hub is also capable of withstanding an EF3 tornado of 136 mph.

During the opening ceremony, Tetsuya Shoji, president and CEO of NTT Communications, and Doug Adams, president and CEO of RagingWire [picture in the main photo] cut a digital laser ribbon.

The ceremony also counted with the presence of sports legend and business icon Roger Staubach, and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Shelly Slater as the master of ceremonies.

Adams said: “RagingWire’s new Dallas TX1 Data Center is ‘Texas-ready’ and world-class. We expect that TX1 will become a critical data centre hub for large enterprises and cloud companies as part of their global IT deployments.”

Shoji said: “With their patented design, 100% uptime, and superior operations, RagingWire has become NTT Com’s data centre solution in North America and part of our global data centre portfolio under the Nexcenter brand.”

With the opening of TX1, RagingWire’s data centre capacity has been expanded to 1.5 million sqf and 113 MW of power across facilities in Dallas, Ashburn, Virginia and Sacramento.

NTT Com acquired an 80% equity stake in RagingWire in January 2014. RagingWire joined NTT Com family members such as Netmagic Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in India, Gyron Internet Ltd. and e-shelter facility services GmbH in Europe, and an extensive data centre portfolio in Asia, as well as other regions, as part of a global data centre platform totalling some four million square feet.

In February 2017, NTT Com announced its intent to purchase the remaining shares of RagingWire to acquire 100% ownership of the company.