KDDI Invests $270 Million to Build New Telehouse Colocation Facilities in Tokyo and Osaka

Telehouse, a large global colocation data center owner operator and a subsidiary of KDDI, a Japanese telecommunications and Global Fortune 300 company, will spend $270 million building two new Telehouse colocation facilities, “TELEHOUSE OSAKA 2” and “TELEHOUSE TOKYO Tama 3”, scheduled to open in August 2015 and February 2016 respectively.

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TELEHOUSE Tokyo Tama 3 is a colocation facility designed to offer 1,300 racks of tenancy space.

Both data centers will offer high-density colocation services enabling the hosting of heavy load IT infrastructure. The facilities will meet the growing demand for housing private enterprise clouds along with public cloud hosting service providers, and media content companies. The new colocation facilities will take the total amount of global Telehouse data center space to 371,000 square meters, provided by 46 carrier-neutral sites across 13 countries/territories and 24 major cities.

The facilities are designed to Tier 3+ data center standards in redundancy and uptime. It will be insusceptible to earthquakes by a long-period absorption structure. In addition, KDDI can provide a combined solution by providing direct access to the KDDI global network along with the colocation facility.

Specifications of Telehouse’s new colocation facilities in Japan include: 

TELEHOUSE Osaka 2 – Located in the center of Osaka city, this colocation facility will offer 700 racks of tenancy space with up to 30kVA (designed) per rack. The technical and operations room will be situated above second floor avoiding the risk of potential flooding. Osaka 2 can be used as a disaster recovery and back-up site for Telehouse’s Tokyo data centers.

TELEHOUSE Tokyo Tama 3 – This colocation facility will be located on the existing Tama data center campus, 30km from the Tokyo city center in a highly guarded surrounding. The five story building will offer Telehouse clients 1,300 racks of tenancy space with up to 42kVA (designed) power supply to racks, with a calculated PUE of 1.31 making it one of the most energy efficient data centers in Japan.