NTT Expands Its Global Data Center Footprint By 20% in Next 18 Months

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NTT has data centers located in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia, with a significant presence in India. It provides and manages worldwide connected data centers with cross-regional data center networks in major North American markets including London, Singapore, Tokyo, and Virginia. The company continues to expand its global data center footprint by 20% in the next 18 months.

NTT’s data center developments are boosting data center capacity and network connection in all geographies, including:

Data Center Development in Americas

Three new data center campuses in Hillsboro, OR, Santa Clara, CA, and Chicago, IL, as well as expansion in Ashburn, VA, were launched in 2020/21. NTT’s 47-acre (about 190,000m2) Hillsboro complex houses five data centers with a total projected IT load of 126MW, as well as Undersea Connect, a trans-pacific network connection service that connects Hillsboro, Oregon, and Tokyo, Japan, via NTT’s Pacific Crossing (PC-1) subsea cable system.

The Phoenix, Arizona facility, which will be the sixth data center campus in the United States, will open in early 2022. NTT Phoenix PH1 will provide 36MW of IT load capacity to the 240MW complex and is the first of seven planned data centers.

Data Center Development in EMEA

Photo Masaaki Moribayashi, President and Board Director for NTT
“In the next 18 months, NTT plans to increase data center operations by 20% to a total of over 600,000m2 of floorspace in over 20 countries and regions,” said Masaaki Moribayashi, President and Board Director for NTT.

NTT has constructed new data center buildings in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as well as Munich and Frankfurt, Germany, in the last year, maintaining its position as the German market’s leading data center supplier. The new flagship London 1 Data Center, which debuted in December and will expand NTT’s capacity by more than 200 percent when fully operational, will serve the digital backbone of the UK’s financial services, media, and gaming industries. NTT has also spent money on duct and fiber to connect all of its data centers in London.

NTT will expand its available IT load in EMEA by more than 40% over the next two years as it constructs 13 new data center facilities across nine markets in six countries, delivering an additional 115MW of IT load across 50,000m2. NTT will open its first data centers in Madrid and Johannesburg, as well as expanding existing data center interconnections in Vienna, Zurich, London, and across Germany.

Data Center Development in APAC

By the end of this year, Indonesia’s Jakarta 3 will build a 15MW power plant in Bekasi, around 30 kilometers from Jakarta. Clients will be able to connect with IXs and ISPs more simply because to NTT’s skills as a network operator. Furthermore, Cyberjaya 5 in Malaysia has begun providing 6.8MW and plans to add another 6.8MW to the Cyberjaya complex. In Tokyo, a new data center with a capacity of 21MW for IT load has been erected. NTT is exploring expanding in Bangkok (Thailand), the Osaka Metropolitan Area (Japan), and Southern Vietnam in response to high client demand.

Data Center Development in India

The Chandivali campus, India’s first operational hyperscale data center park, will shortly surpass 85MW of IT load when Mumbai 8 goes live. Four new hyperscale data center parks will open in the next 18 months, with two in Navi Mumbai and one each in Chennai and Delhi, adding 133MW of IT load and 50,000m2 of floorspace. In 2021, 10 data centers across India will be interconnected, and submarine cable landing stations will be built in Mumbai and Chennai. This expansion will help NTT maintain its dominant position in the Indian market.

NTT is currently building a ‘MIST’ large-capacity undersea cable connecting Singapore, Malaysia, and India, in addition to expanding its worldwide data center presence (Mumbai and Chennai).

The MIST cable system will span 11,000 kilometers, which is equivalent to flying from New York to Tokyo through the United States and the Pacific Ocean. The project will be finished by the middle of 2023.

The infrastructure combination of a large expansion in global data center capacity and NTT’s standing as a tier 1 global network service provider will offer enterprises with a safe foundation for their full-stack ICT service demands.

Global Data Center Interconnect (GDCI), an integrated global network fabric service that provides a cross-regional data center network and private secured connection to major cloud service providers (CSPs) through a single physical port supporting multiple virtual network services, would expand NTT’s ability to provide a high-speed interconnected digital backbone across its global markets. Cross-regional data center connectivity would also benefit from the expanded submarine cable infrastructure.

“The pandemic has dramatically changed our way of life. People’s quality of life now fundamentally depends on this infrastructure,” said Masaaki Moribayashi, President and Board Director for NTT. “In the next 18 months, NTT plans to increase data center operations by 20% to a total of over 600,000m2 (approx. 6.5M ft2) of floorspace in over 20 countries and regions. In addition, NTT will globally expand approximately 30 connection points of GDCI service in our data centers to optimize the enterprise hybrid cloud environment over NTT’s data centers and network services. NTT has already started construction to add 300MW of IT load to its portfolio. With the completion of new data centers, expanded campuses and high-capacity networks such as the MIST submarine cable, we are building a connected future that will benefit NTT’s clients around the world.”

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