Centre Services, a carrier neutral data centre operator, has announced its
latest site acquisition in Osaka, Japan. The Osaka site will house Colt DCS’
first hyperscale data centre in the region with the development of the 30MW
hyperscale facility expected to commence later this year.
a population of 18 million making it Japan’s second largest economic market and
the 12th largest metro
market in the world. Demand from online content providers and managed/cloud
service providers is expected to grow significantly over the next five
years making it a key market for Colt DCS.
region has become a very popular disaster recovery destination for Tokyo-based
companies, as well as multi-nationals with Tokyo-based data centre operations,
and as a result, the location has become the next data centre hub outside of Tokyo.
The Osaka data centre will be Colt DCS’ third hyperscale data centre in Japan,
adding to the existing Inzai campus just east of Tokyo, which
already houses two other hyperscale facilities. The Osaka data centre will also
provide customers access to highly-skilled, bi-lingual in-house staff to manage
its facilities and support customers, a key solution that sets Colt DCS apart
from other providers in the region.
acquisition comes in direct response to the surge in cloud service providers in
Japan that have resulted in a growing demand for data centre providers and carrier neutral network access in
built data centre facilities in the country, we understand the specific needs
of this growing market,” says Richard Wellbrock, Vice
President Real Estate, Colt Data Centre Services.
“The acquisition of
the site and our continued focus and investment in Japan is being driven by our
hyperscale customers who are in need of large capacity requirements and require
reliable and scalable solutions. We are confident that our track record
of building and delivering hyperscale facilities will be able to support the
influx of cloud service providers in the country as they continue to expand
their operations. The Osaka site acquisition is yet another step forward for us
in significantly strengthening our foothold in APAC as well as being testament
that our land banking strategy remains solid”.