NTT Com, the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group, will launch its Osaka 7 data center inJapan on December 1 – to expand the company’s colocation data center capacity in the Kansai region. Osaka 7 will launch with server space of 3,800m2, top class in the region, and will eventually offer 9,500m2 and 4,200 racks.
NTT.com’s Osaka 7 data center will be fully compliant with strict equipment and operational standards that NTT Com has globally unified under its ‘Nexcenter’ family of data centers. In addition to redundant electric power, air conditioning, connections and strict security, users would benefit from NTT Com’s high-capacity network infrastructure.
From February 2020, NTT.Com’s ‘Flexible InterConnect’ service will enable Osaka 7 colocation data center customers to securely interconnect data centers and cloud services for unified management of access points, bandwidth, security settings, etc. via Nexcenter Connect Metro. This is a “large-capacity, high-speed” network ring connecting NTT Com data centers in the Osaka region.
Campus-Style Data Center
Osaka 7’s seismic-isolation design would minimize the impact on buildings and customer equipment if another powerful massive earthquake were to occur. In addition, Osaka 7 will be located in an area where flooding is uncommon and electric power during disasters would be assured thanks to direct connection to an adjacent substation.
NTT.com Osaka 7 is a campus-style data center. The building’s modular design would help to minimize construction time, enabling customers to launch operations “quickly and cost-efficiently.” Server rooms using cooling wall-type air-conditioning will accommodate ultra-high-heat servers that consume 20kW or more of power, including GPU servers. An advanced high-voltage direct current (HVDC) system will assure reliability and would lower power loss “by some 20%” compared to AC power feeding, according to NTT.com.