AT TOKYO to open new data center in 2023
Published 25 January 2021
Japanese data center company AT TOKYO announced the launch of a new data center in Tokyo which will commence operations in 2023.
Named Chuo Center #3 (CC3), the data center will be located within Tokyo’s 23 Wards, special municipalities that are at the center of Tokyo’s Metropolitan area. The facility will be approximately 32,000 square meters with five server room floors.
Upon completion, this new urban-type data center will provide businesses in Japan with added value and boost their infrastructure transformation in Japan’s highly digitalised society.
Construction is expected to complete in September 2023, and operation inauguration is expected to be in October 2023.
Japanese data center market: one of Asia’s most valuable
The data center market in Japan is one of the largest in the Asia Pacific region, and according to advisory and intelligence firm Arizton, it is likely to continue growing at a CAGR of over 3% from 2020-2025.
As of 2020, the Japanese cloud services market is estimated to value at around $6 billion. Japan’s long-standing reputation as one of Asia’s main financial hubs means significant investments from the biggest colocation service providers, including AT TOKYO, NTT, and Equinix.
With the country currently still battling COVID-19, digitalisation in Japan has become more crucial than ever. In February 2020, the Japanese government appointed the services of cloud computing giant AWS to build a government cloud infrastructure for human resource and document management.
AT TOKYO currently has six data centers across Japan, with two in Osaka and four in Tokyo.