Colt Data Centre Services Acquires Osaka Data Center
by Josh Anderson
London, UK, 4th April 2019 – Colt Data Centre Services has announced via a press release that it has purchased a data center in Osaka, Japan. The Osaka data center will house Colt DCS’ first hyperscale data center within the local prefecture within Japan. Furthermore, the development of a 30 megawatt hyperscale facility expected to commence later this year. Osaka has a population of eighteen million, making it Japan’s second largest economic market and the 12th largest metro market in the world. Demand from online content providers and managed/cloud service providers is expected to grow significantly over the next five years making it a key market for Colt DCS.
The Osaka region has become a very popular disaster recovery destination for Tokyo-based companies, as well as multi-nationals with Tokyo-based data center operations, and as a result, the location has become the next data centre hub outside of Tokyo. The Osaka data center will be Colt DCS’ third hyperscale data center in Japan, adding to the existing Inzai campus just east of Tokyo, which already houses two other hyperscale facilities. The Osaka data center will also provide customers access to highly-skilled, bi-lingual in-house staff to manage its facilities and support customers, a key solution that sets Colt DCS apart from other providers in the region. The site acquisition comes in direct response to the surge inCloud Service Providers in Japan that have resulted in a growing demand for data center providers and carrier neutral network access in the region.
“Having already built data center facilities in the country, we understand the specific needs of this growing market,” said Richard Wellbrock, Vice-President of Real Estate for Colt Data Centre Services. “The acquisition of the site and our continued focus and investment in Japan is being driven by our hyperscale customers who are in need of large capacity requirements and require reliable and scalable solutions. We are confident that our track record of building and delivering hyperscale facilities will be able to support the influx of cloud service providers in the country as they continue to expand their operations. The Osaka site acquisition is yet another step forward for us in significantly strengthening our foothold in APAC as well as being testament that our land banking strategy remains solid.”
About Colt Data Centre Services: Colt provides high bandwidth services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs. Colt enables the digital transformation of businesses through its intelligent, purpose-built, cloud-integrated network, known as the Colt IQ Network. It connects over 700 data centres around the globe, with over 24,500 on-net buildings and growing. Colt is also recognised as an innovator and pioneer in software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV).