MC Digital Realty opens second Osaka data centre

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Digital Realty has opened its second facility on its Osaka connected campus, dubbed KIX11, which is anchored by a multi-megawatt, multi-year agreement with a global cloud service provider. 

The facilities will be connected via dark fibre to subsequent phases of the Digital Osaka connected campus, bringing together critical data centre, network, cloud and connectivity providers under a single, secure environment.

“The completion of KIX11 marks another milestone in the growth of our platform in Japan and an important step towards realising the enormous potential of our partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation,” said Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein.

“Our Osaka connected campus will provide institutional quality infrastructure solutions at the heart of this thriving economic region for both global and Japanese clients,” Stein said. 

The four-story facility is reinforced with seismic isolation systems, spans over 23,000 square meters, and will deliver up to 28 megawatts of total IT capacity. 

MC Digital Realty now operates four data centres in Japan – two each in the metropolitan areas of Tokyo and Osaka – and owns strategic land holdings in Osaka that will support the development of up to 55 megawatts of additional IT capacity. 

Also, MC Digital Realty recently announced it has closed on the acquisition of a five-acre land parcel in the Tokyo area to develop a new, 36-megawatt data centre by 2021.  

“This is an exciting phase in the growth of the Digital Realty platform in Japan,” said Mark Smith, managing director for Asia Pacific at Digital Realty.  “The expansion of our Osaka connected campus strengthens our global data centre platform and enhances our ability to serve rapidly growing customer demand in the region.” 

The new Osaka data centre is a carrier-neutral facility with multiple carriers on site, providing open access to the Digital Realty ecosystem.

The facility has also adopted Secured by Design principles, offering customers a highly-secure location able to meet the growing demand for secure and reliable infrastructure.