NTT Ltd. has announced plans to expand its Global Data Centers division in nine locations, including India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Japan’s largest telecommunications company and one of the world’s largest data center providers will provide over 400 megawatts of IT load across all nine markets upon completion of the new data centers.
“Organizations today demand an ever-expanding global platform to reach their growing digital business objectives,” said Masaaki Moribayashi, the Senior Executive Vice President of Services for NTT Ltd.
NTT selected locations to support interconnected ecosystems around ‘the world’s most important business and government hubs’.
“Our data centers will include the latest data center technology for security, reliability and energy efficiency,” added Mr. Moribayashi.
All nine new data centers will be set up for clients to use renewable energy if they choose, as NTT has committed to investing in a sustainable future for the planet.
“We are pleased to leverage our deep construction expertise and the strength of our capital resources to extend our line of data center facilities – with more to come,” said Ryuichi Matsuo, the Executive Vice President for NTT’s Global Data Centers division.
When will NTT’s new data centers go live?
One of the first of NTT’s nine data centers to be completed will be in Mumbai, India, which is expected to go live by this quarter. The Mumbai 7 Data Center will offer a 25MW IT load and will be the third facility in NTT’s Chandivali campus.
Also this quarter, NTT will open data centers in London and Tokyo as well as Oregon and Virginia in the United States.
In the fourth quarter of 2020, NTT aims to open its fifth data center in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. The new Cyberjaya 5 Data Center will have a 5.6MW critical IT load, designed to meet the requirements of hyperscalers and high-end enterprises.
The telecommunications giant also plans to go live with new facilities in Munich, Germany and Chicago, USA.
Finally, in the first half of 2021, NTT will go live with Indonesia’s largest data center known as Indonesia Jakarta 3 Data Center. The new campus in Bekasi, Indonesia will be capable of 45MW of critical IT load once fully developed.
“By increasing our global footprint during this pandemic, we can support our clients as their demand increases for reliable, robust cloud services, cloud communications, digital entertainment and new technology such as artificial intelligence,” said Mr. Matsuo.
In 2019, NTT created their new Global Data Centers division, combining subsidiaries, including e-shelter, Gyron, NetMagic, DPA, Nexcenter and RagingWire.
The nine new data centers by NTT will add to their current 500,000 square metres of colocation space across 160 data centers located in more than 20 countries and regions.
Earlier this month, NTT also announced the launch of a new Private Cloud for Enterprise service in Hong Kong and Singapore today to be a core component of their Intelligent Data Center and hybrid cloud capabilities.