ESR Cosmosquare OS1 is part of a 96MW hyperscale data center campus being developed in Nanko Kita, Osaka.
ESR Group, an Asia focused Real Estate services and investment company, has started building a 19.2-megawatt data center in Osaka, Japan, with an estimated cost of more than $2 billion.
ESR Cosmosquare OS1 is a portion of the 96MW hyperscale data center campus being built in Osaka’s Nanko Kita over three phases (OS1, OS2, and OS3), within 10 kilometers from the city’s major internet and telecom exchanges.
In accordance with reports from 2021, ESR intended to first construct two new data centers on the property totaling 39MW before renovating the current building to increase the site’s capacity to 78MW. The first of those two new buildings, OS1, would have been announced, but the press statement indicates that the plans have grown to include a total of 96MW, which would most likely be attained by enlarging either the newly refurbished data center or the other new structure.
Currently, the OS1 is expected to be finished in July 2024. It is intended for businesses, data center operators, cloud service providers, and organizations that already offer services in the Osaka CBD as well as those that want to expand their offerings in the area.
Moreover, the OS1 wants to achieve “Gold” LEED NC v4 certification. With an effective cooling system, the building is designed to use less energy and have fewer chillers.
The Japanese data center industry, which includes infrastructure, hosting, outsourcing, and managed services, was worth US$10.7 billion in fiscal year 2021. The market is anticipated to rise steadily over the next few years, reaching US$15.2 billion by the fiscal year 2027, due to the increasing relevance of information technology operations and solutions, according to Statista.
According to Diarmid Massey, CEO of ESR Data Centres, demand for contemporary, environmentally friendly digital infrastructure is rising in Central Osaka. Modern data center capacity, scalability, and flexibility are provided by the ESR Cosmosquare campus to accommodate hyperscalers, colocation operators, as well as the Japanese government’s fast digitization transformation agenda.
Japan’s rising demand for cloud service solutions is being driven by manufacturing, automotive, and financial businesses, as well as healthcare and government services,
In the third-largest economy in the world, the move of IT workloads from on-premise to cloud data centers is accelerating. This is giving businesses and government organizations the chance to innovate and improve resource usage, reliability, security, and energy efficiency.