Telehouse: Data Center in Sendai Remains Online
March 17th, 2011 By: Rich Miller
Telehouse said its 21 data centers in Japan continue to operate and have experienced no unplanned downtime in the aftermath of Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami. That includes the Telehouse facility in Sendai, near the area hardest hit by the disasters.
Telehouse is owned and operated by the Japanese telecommunications company KDDI, and includes a global network of 41 data centers in 22 markets across Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Telehouse operates 10 data centers in Tokyo, as well as facilities in in Naha, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya, Oyama, Sapporo and Sendai.
“Our thoughts are with our colleagues, clients, friends and partners during this difficult time,” the company said on its web site. “Due to the effects of the earthquake, there are technical difficulties with connectivity to Japan.”
Telehouse said its data centers are coping with post-earthquake power rationing. “Tohoku-Electric Power and Tokyo Electric Power are implementing scheduled planned power outages,” the company said in a press release. “We want to reassure our community that all Telehouse facilities affected by this 3-hour commercial energy conservation mandate will implement routine self-generating power procedures. All facilities have a minimum 24-hour fuel supply plus regularly scheduled refueling (natural gas and/or diesel) and are expected to continue normal operations.”
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