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Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS), a global provider of hyperscale data center solutions, has started building on its newest hyperscale data center. This 42,000m2 45MW facility will be built in the Kansai area’s Keihanna Science City. In early 2023, the new data center will be ready to serve Colt DCS clients.
Colt DCS will use cutting-edge cooling technology for their new data center in Japan to ensure maximum efficiency while also helping Colt DCS and its clients meet their sustainability goals.
This carrier-neutral, diversely connected facility will be purpose-built to satisfy the scalable capacity demands of hyperscale and corporate clients seeking large-scale facilities to address rising needs. Following the 2011 earthquake in Japan, many businesses realized the value of having geographically scattered locations, and data centers in Osaka are in high demand as part of disaster recovery plans, according to Colt DCS.
Cementing Its Foothold in APAC
“There has been a surge in cloud service demand throughout Japan, all of which requires carrier-neutral network access in the region, as well as disaster recovery sites,” said Quy Nguyen, Vice President, Global Accounts and Solutions, Colt DCS. “Combined with the fact that the Kansai region of Japan has a population of around 22.4 million, generating enough GDP to position itself at the same level as the Top 20 countries, we expect this facility to be a key site for Colt DCS.”
Colt Data Centre Services provides its data center solutions across Europe and Asia Pacific. They focus on the design, construct, delivery, and operational management of their hyperscale data centers and hybrid cloud solutions. Colt DCS has over 25 years of expertise running 26 carrier neutral data centers in 18 cities, with 24/7 security and local language assistance.
“The acquisition of this site is another stake in the ground for us, demonstrating the momentum of our hyperscale strategy and cementing our foothold in APAC,” said Padraig MacColgain, Vice President, Head of APAC at Colt DCS. “This land was not originally available for purchase by a data center operator due to Keihanna Science City being an area designated for research and development activities. However, we received immense support from the Kyoto Prefectural authorities to help make our acquisition possible and want to thank them greatly for their support.”