Internet Initiative Finishes 50 MW Data Center in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc, one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, has completed its new data center today in Shiroi-city, Chiba Prefecture, and the Shiroi Data Center Campus will begin operations starting May 1st. The Shiroi DCC incorporates a system module-based construction method that allows IIJ to build facilities at a low cost to flexibly respond to demand. This state-of-the-art data center maximizes operational efficiency and reduces operational costs by leveraging IIJ's energy efficiency technologies and the operational experience cultivated at the Matsue Data Center Park since its construction in 2011. As a result of using energy-saving equipment of open-air cooling, etc., the Ministry of the Environment selected the facility for its 2018 Net-Zero-Energy Building Conversion & Low Carbon Promotion Project for Commercial Facilities. The Shiroi Data Center Campus will also drive automated and unmanned data center operations in response to the IT labor shortage and work-style reforms with the help of robot. Experts predict increased demand for cloud services as operational platforms for the explosive growth of digital data due to the 5G, IoT and AI. IIJ continues to expand its server capacity in response to the growing amount of data it handles through its service operations. IIJ will use the Shiroi DCC as a hub for its own services scattered in various locations, while also offering housing and colocation services for enterprises and data center operators. Key features include: The latest…