Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, is expanding its presence in the Tokyo data center market. The company has signed an agreement to acquire an additional plot of land in Tokyo. The new site is strategically located in Greater Tokyo's Inzai data center cluster. MC Digital Realty expects to close on the acquisition in the first quarter of 2020.
"Japan is a high-priority market for our customers, and we're excited to be expanding our footprint in the country," said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein in a statement. "The acquisition of additional land in Tokyo will not only enable us to meet the region's growth in cloud adoption and need for low-latency infrastructure for new technologies such as AI and 5G but will also bring the benefits of our connected campus model to accelerate the business growth of our local customers."
The site is near the five-acre parcel MC Digital Realty acquired earlier this year, which is expected to support the development of a 38-megawatt facility (NRT10). The company has plans to build three facilities on the land parcel, “subject to customer demand.” The first building to be constructed on the new land parcel will be a 36-megawatt facility (NRT11), followed by a 30-megawatt facility (NRT12) and an 18-megawatt facility (NRT13).
San Francisco-based Digital Realty informed that the two parcels would be combined to construct a connected campus. It is expected to deliver more than 120 megawatts of total IT capacity for global and regional customers. According to the company, this will "further solidifies MC Digital Realty's presence in the Inzai data center cluster," one of the highest density areas in Japan. Digital Realty bought its first piece of land in Japan in 2013. It announced the launch of the first, 7.6MW building on the planned Osaka campus in 2017.
"Tokyo is home to a number of leading local and international organizations and remains one of the key data center markets within the Asia Pacific region and around the world," added Mark Smith, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Digital Realty. "We look forward to strengthening our presence in Tokyo to further serve Japan's growing digital economy."
MC Digital Realty is a 50/50 joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and Digital Realty formed in 2017. Digital Realty's global data center leadership and operational excellence, along with Mitsubishi Corporation's local enterprise expertise, helps them provide clients in Japan with a secure, globally-connected, and efficient platform to host their digital assets.