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Colt Data Centre Services opens Inzai 3 facility in Japan

Fri 20 Nov 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Colt Data Center Services’ Inzai 3 hyperscale data center in Japan is now live and operational, and it achieved more than 90% pre-letting before the facility had even opened - indicating that demand for data center services is as strong as ever.

“The demand we are seeing within the Japanese market is unlike ever before,” explains Colt Data Center Services head of APAC, Hiroshige Sugihara.

The company owes this rise in demand to Japan’s digital transformation initiatives, led by Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, and the Minister for Digital Transformation, Takuya Hirai.

“Hyperscale, and the scalability and agility it provides, will be essential to foster such widescale growth and we are thrilled to be supporting businesses and Cloud Service Providers in the region with the services they require.”

The 27-megawatt Inzai 3 data center is housed on a campus that includes two other hyperscale facilities. Each data hall spans 1000 square metres and between the three data centers, they deliver 60 megawatts of IT power.

Inzai 3 is also built to counteract seismic activity, such as earthquakes, in the region. The company explains that the data center rests on a system of seismic isolation mechanisms that can isolate the whole building from any seismic shifts and allowing it to move as one, rather than to sway. 

This, according to Colt Data Center Services, means that movement has less of an impact on the facility, thus protecting the building, customer hardware and on-site staff.

“While we are quite proud of our latest hyperscale facility, we are even more proud that we were able to deliver it in a responsible manner by ensuring the health and safety of our staff and contractors involved in the construction,” comments Colt Data Center Services VP global accounts and solutions, Quy Nguyen.

“By completing the site in a safe and timely manner, despite the pandemic disruptions of the last nine months, we are delighted to not only have delivered on our promise to clients, but to our employees and partners as well. We fully expect that demand for our high-quality hyperscale facilities will continue to grow in the Japanese market on the strength of our best-in-class operations and design and delivery expertise," Nguyen adds.

Colt Data Center Services aims to support more multinational businesses and Cloud Service Providers within the Inzai 3 facility in the coming years. The company currently operates 26 carrier-neutral data centers across 18 cities.

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