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Global data center, cloud, networking and managed services giant NTT has announced that its Global Data Centers Americas business is now constructing a new data center campus in Phoenix, Arizona. With data center campuses in Chicago, Illinois, Hillsboro, Oregon, and Santa Clara, California, the new Phoenix campus – set to open in early 2022 – will be NTT’s fourth U.S. market since February 2021. It will bring NTT’s total number of data center campuses in the U.S. to seven.
The 102-acre NTT data center campus will be located in Mesa, Arizona, just 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The campus will include seven data centers with a total critical IT load of 240 megawatts (MW) and 1.5 million square feet of space, as well as an on-site dedicated substation. The first data center will have 36MW spread among six 6MW vaults and 126,000 sq. ft. of data floor area, making it ideal for a wide range of installations.
“We are pleased to take this next step in our U.S. expansion plans with a new Phoenix campus,” said Masaaki Moribayashi, President and Board Director for NTT. “We’re continuing to show all of our clients who would like to accelerate their business growth through digital transformation that we’re committed to growing our global portfolio to better serve them and their business goals.”
Phoenix Data Center Market
The Phoenix data center industry is one of the most active in the U.S., and it’s expected to expand much more in the years ahead, according to NTT.
“The number of clients and major providers currently in the region, or set to be there soon, speaks to the fact that Phoenix has become a real data center destination,” said Doug Adams, CEO for the Global Data Centers Americas division of NTT. “We want to have a presence in the markets that make the most sense for our clients – Phoenix stood out as one of those markets, and the city of Mesa, in particular, was the perfect fit.”
Mesa in California is attracting data center providers and high-tech manufacturers from all over the world with more than 1,000 acres of shovel-ready property, a streamlined entitlement process, and competitive Foreign Trade Zone.
“Mesa is becoming one of the nation’s premier strategic hubs for companies like NTT, thanks to our affordable power and robust fiber network,” said Mesa Mayor John Giles. “NTT has made an excellent decision in selecting our Elliot Road Tech corridor as the home for their new data center campus.”
LEED Certification, Cloud Access
The Phoenix campus will be built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Core and Shell requirements, indicating that NTT will be in charge of the complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection system design and construction. Each data center will use less electricity and water as a result of this architecture. LEED is the most commonly utilized green building grading system, and NTT’s dedication to designing and developing efficient data centers is exemplified by its implementation of these standards. For clients that want to reduce their environmental impact even more, renewable energy choices will be available.
NTT’s new data center campus will use air-cooled chillers with airside economizers and will have access to several top public, private, and hybrid cloud providers. Phoenix clients will be supported by highly qualified, in-house professionals in operations, facilities management, security, and shipping and receiving 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Business-ready conference rooms, a break room with a dedicated lounge and food area, hoteling stations with ergonomic workstations, Wi-Fi, and on-site parking will all be available at the data centers.
Global Data Centers is a division of NTT. Their worldwide data center platform is one of the world’s largest. IDC ranks NTT as one of the top three global leaders in the Colocation and Interconnection Services MarketScape, which spans more than 20 nations and regions, including North America, Europe, Africa, India, and Asia Pacific. As a neutral operator, the company offers access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier-one global IP network.