NTT plan to build a new data centre campus in Mesa

NTT Ltd. has announced that its Global Data Centres Americas division is building a new data centre campus in Mesa. With recently opened campuses in Chicago and California., the new Mesa campus will be the fourth U.S. market the company has launched in since February 2021, growing its footprint from three to seven campuses.

“We are pleased to take this next step in our U.S. expansion plans with the new campus,” Masaaki Moribayashi, President and Board Director for NTT Ltd, said. “We are continuing to show all of our clients who would like to accelerate their business growth through the digital transformation that we are committed to growing our global portfolio to better serve them and their business goals.”

Located in the Elliot Road Technology Corridor in southeast Mesa, the 102-acre campus will have seven data centres offering a total of 240 megawatts (MW) of critical IT load and 1.5 million square feet of space, along with an on-site dedicated substation. Mesa’s data centre market growth makes it one of the most dynamic in the country, and it’s poised for even more growth in the coming years.

“The number of clients and major providers currently in the region, or set to be there soon, speaks to the fact that this has become a real data centre destination,” Doug Adams, CEO for the Global Data Centres Americas division of NTT Ltd, said. “We want to have a presence in the markets that make the most sense for our clients. Phoenix stood out as one of those markets, and the city of Mesa, in particular, was the perfect fit.”

Mesa is attracting data centre providers and high-tech manufacturers from all over the world with more than 1,000 acres of shovel-ready property, a streamlined entitlement process, and a competitive Foreign Trade Zone.

“Mesa is becoming one of the nation’s premier strategic hubs for companies like NTT, thanks to our affordable power and robust fibre network,” John Giles, Mesa Mayor, said. “NTT has made an excellent decision in selecting our Elliot Road Tech corridor as the home for their new data centre campus.”

The company’s Mesa campus will be built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified specifications for Core and Shell, and the design will conserve energy and reduce water usage at each of the data centres. LEED is the most widely used green building rating system, and building to these standards highlights the company’s commitment to design and develop efficient data centres. Renewable energy options will also be available for clients looking to further decrease their environmental impact.

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