Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has announced the opening of a new data center in Osaka Keihanna, Japan. The 45MW data center is one of the largest in Japan, with 42,000m² of space and a designed capacity of 45.9MW. It would cater to Colt DCS’ local and global customers who are looking to expand further in the APAC region.
The new data center incorporates cutting-edge cooling techniques to minimize environmental impact and is in line with the company’s wider ambition of achieving global net-zero emissions by 2045.
Japan would now be one of the world’s leading tech hubs and continues to grow at a vast pace, with Osaka in particular becoming a major center for business and technology companies. The spike in technology investment has led Colt DCS’ customers to enter into this region, particularly those looking to spread their mission-critical operations across multiple sites in the country.
Joint Venture with Mitsui
The Osaka Keihanna data center is carrier-neutral, providing customers with the option to partner with their suppliers of choice. It is located in an area that has a low risk of natural disasters and offers great connectivity solutions, making it easily accessible to customers.
Colt DCS pre-sold 94% of its capacity before the launch of its Inzai Three facility in 2020, and has recently been named Frost & Sullivan’s 2021 Japan Data Center Services Company of the Year. With the launch of Osaka Keihana, Colt DCS has 100MW of IT capacity under management in Japan, with planned growth in excess of 150MW.
Ellen Hall, Fidelity’s Head of Direct Real Estate, said that Fidelity was excited for the official launch of Osaka Keihanna, which is the first development under Fidelity’s joint venture with Mitsui. Takashi Nakai, General Manager of the Financial Business Division of Mitsui & Co, said that the demand for sustainable hyperscale data center services and solutions across Japan is unprecedented, and the new data center would satisfy both the immediate and future capacity requirements of their customers.
The Osaka Keihanna data center represents another progressive milestone in Colt DCS’ expansion strategy. In 2021, Colt DCS was appointed by the joint venture between Fidelity and Mitsui as the exclusive service provider for the design, development, distribution, operations, and customer service management for the venture. The facility would allow Colt DCS to further accelerate its hyperscale strategy in Japan.