NTT Communications Plans New Tokyo Data Center

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NTT Communications has announced the start of construction on its Tokyo No. 6 Data Center, a new facility which will begin operations by June 2013.  It will serve as one of the largest data centers in the Tokyo metropolitan area with 22,000 square meters (about 237,000 square feet) of space, capable of accommodating some 3,000 server racks.

This new facility is being built in response to increasing demand envisioned in the Tokyo area and will offer NTT Com’s cloud services to customers in Japan and worldwide through virtualized networks using the OpenFlow standard to enable flexible management of system configurations.

Engineered to Survive Major Earthquakes

Mindful of the huge earthquake and tsunami that his Japan this year,  NTT has engineered the facility with high-level defenses against natural disasters. That includes a seismic-isolation architecture capable of reducing high magnitude earthquakes to one-fifth their maximum force for minimized structural effect. The site is 10 km from Tokyo Bay and 1.5 km from the closest river. Flood-prevention measures protect against rainstorms, tsunami and storm surge.

A 1.2 PUE rating will be achieved by using a water-cooled air conditioner with high energy efficiency, giving the facility Japan’s highest level of power usage effectiveness.

Linkage to NTT Com’s Arcstar Universal One will provide access to cloud services without connection charges and link users to data centers in Tokyo and overseas for flexible system expansion.  When combined with a virtualized network, cloud resources can be extended beyond the data center and data can be transferred easily and on demand to remote locations in case of disaster.

Visit the NTT Com site for the full press release.

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