Japanese Telecom KDDI is investing $270 million to build two new TELEHOUSE data centers in Tokyo and Osaka. Tokyo is expected to open August 2015 while Osaka has an expected opening of February 2016.
These additional facilities will take the total amount of global TELEHOUSE data center space to 371,000 square meters (3.99 million square feet) provided by 46 sites across 13 countries/territories and 24 major cities.
The facilities are in the two most popular data center hubs in Japan. Both facilities will offer high-density colocation services. The company said it is building to meet demand for housing enterprise private clouds as well as public cloud service providers. KDDI looks to accommodate leading multinationals expanding their portfolio in Japan.
The facility in Osaka will be a 20 story building located in the center of the city. Osaka is the second largest economic center next to Tokyo. Many Tokyo-based companies have branches in the Osaka area and it is a popular site for disaster recovery and backup as well. The new data center will offer 700 racks worth of space.
Fellow telecom giant NTT has been building out its footprint in Osaka and Equinix is also in the area. Osaka has seen increased activity following the 2011 earthquake, as it is far south of the area affected.
The Tokyo data center is on an existing high security Tama data center campus, located about 18.5 miles from the city center. The data center will offer 1,300 racks worth of space.
KDDI continues to pump money into the TELEHOUSE colocation brand. "The cornerstone of our Global Strategy is the ICT solutions business, centered on "TELEHOUSE," wrote KDDI President Takashi Tanaka. "We are positioning business in emerging economies and Asian consumer markets as the engine for expanding our scale of operations."
KDDI recently made an approximately $230 million investment in the London Docklands, one of the UK’s most important telecommunications hubs.