Earlier this week, NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced that it has begun constructing its latest data center in the Tokyo metropolitan area. This will be the sixth data center that NTT Com will have constructed in Tokyo, Japan. NTT Com decided to build the Tokyo No. 6 data center in response to an anticipated future demand envisioned in the Tokyo area.
NTT Com’s Tokyo No. 6 data center will be one of the largest data centers in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The data center is 22,000 square meters and can potentially house around 3,000 server racks. The Tokyo No. 6 data center will provide cloud services to customers in Japan and around the world, which will be provided through virtualized networks using the OpenFlow standard and other technologies to enable flexible, on-demand management of system configurations.
NTT Comm will be reinforcing the building with Seismic-isolation architecture which can reduce the shock of an earthquake to one-fifth of its maximum force for minimizing the effect on the data center’s IT equipment and critical infrastructure components. The facility will also be using a highly energy efficient water-cooled air conditioner, an energy-efficient rotary UPS, and a cooling system using ambient air to reduce electricity consumption. NTT Comm hopes to achieve a 1.2 Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating.
The No. 6 Tokyo data center is to be fully operational by June 2013.