NTT Communications, the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), has announced the launch of its Osaka 5 Data Center in the heart of Osaka, NTT Com’s fifth data center in central Japan’s Kansai Region. The new facility offers approximately 3,500 m2 of server room, equivalent to 1,600 racks.
Osaka 5 Data Center, which has a dedicated for data center building comprising 11 floors, is the newest addition to NTT Com’s Nexcenter data center service – which combines extensive disaster countermeasures and “ideal” network environments to enable NTT Communications’ customers to efficiently accelerate their business development.
The new build is fully equipped for disaster recovery to minimize the impact of any envisioned disaster in Osaka, including earthquake, tsunami or flood in the event of a major tremor in the Nankai Trough.
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In the unlikely event that water were to reach the data center, equipment would continue to operate safely because the electric power equipment, communication facilities, server rooms and other important facilities are located on the second floor or above, over seven meters above ground level.
The building’s seismic-isolation device, which would lessen the impact of strong shaking by the earthquake, is installed on the post beneath the second floor to ensure that it would work properly if water were to enter the building’s first floor. In addition seismic damper, which suppresses the vertical shaking by the epicentral earthquake, is also installed.
Electricity is sourced from separate power substations for extra-highly reliable power supply. The data center facility is connected directly to a large quakeproof communication cable tunnel that is designed to protect cables from damage due to earthquakes as well as road construction.
To ensure that customers have uninterrupted access to a high-quality and low-latency network environment, the Osaka 5 Data Center is connected directly to the NTT Com’s major data center in western Japan, which accommodates Internet exchange (IX), via optical fiber run through cable tunnels.
From this March, a new secure, low-latency data center connection service will enable customers to use NTT Com’s five data centers in Osaka city as if they were one facility. The service will offer up to 10Gbps best-effort circuits or optical fibers.