Colt DCS begin construction on new facility in Japan

Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS) has commenced construction of its next hyperscale data centre with a ground-breaking ceremony in Japan. This 45MW facility will be located in Keihanna Science City, in the Kansai area. The site will be ready to service Colt DCS customers in early 2023.

The carrier-neutral and diversely connected facility will be purpose-designed to meet the scalable capacity demands of hyperscale and enterprise customers looking for large scale facilities to meet growing requirements. Following the 2011 earthquake in Japan, many companies realised the benefit of geographically dispersed sites and so there is a large demand for data centres near Osaka as an integral part of disaster recovery plans. The facility will employ state-of-the-art cooling technologies to ensure high efficiency while supporting the company’s sustainability targets.

“The acquisition of this site is another stake in the ground for us, demonstrating the momentum of our hyperscale strategy and cementing our foothold in APAC,” Padraig MacColgain, vice president and head of APAC at Colt DCS. “This land was not originally available for purchase by a data centre operator due to Keihanna Science City being an area designated for research and development activities.  However, we received immense support from the Kyoto Prefectural authorities to help make our acquisition possible and want to thank them greatly for their support.”

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