Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced the official opening of the second facility on its Osaka connected campus. The facility, known as KIX11, will be connected via dark fiber to subsequent phases of the Digital Osaka connected campus. This brings together critical data center, network, cloud, and connectivity providers under a single, secure environment.
"The completion of KIX11 marks another milestone in the growth of our platform in Japan and an important step towards realizing the enormous potential of our partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation. Our Osaka connected campus will provide institutional quality infrastructure solutions at the heart of this thriving economic region for both global and Japanese clients," said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein.
According to Digital Realty, the four-story facility is reinforced with seismic isolation systems and will deliver up to 28 megawatts of total IT capacity. The campus covers 247,000 square feet. The new Osaka data center is anchored with a multi-megawatt, multi-year agreement with a leading cloud provider. It is a carrier-neutral facility with multiple carriers on site, providing open access to the Digital Realty ecosystem.
"This is an exciting phase in the growth of the Digital Realty platform in Japan," said Mark Smith, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Digital Realty. "Osaka is a thriving financial and colocation center, and a gateway for international exchanges. The expansion of our Osaka connected campus strengthens our global data center platform and enhances our ability to serve rapidly growing customer demand in the region."
MC Digital Realty has four data centers in Japan—two each in the Tokyo and Osaka metros. The company also owns strategic land holdings in Osaka that will support the development of up to 55 megawatts of additional IT capacity. The data center provider recently bought a 217,000 sq ft land parcel near Tokyo to build a 36MW facility by 2021. The company aims to serve the growing number of Japanese enterprises migrating their digital footprint from on-premise facilities to third-party service providers.