NTT opens 'green' data center for cloud service

Staff writer
06 Jun 2012

NTT Com has opened its first self-designed-and-built green data centers outside Japan in Singapore and Malaysia, spurred by encouraging growth prospects in the Asia Pacific cloud computing market.

A third such data center will be opened in Hong Kong early next year after the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) route there is added this December. Frost & Sullivan has projected that the cloud computing market for the Asia Pacific region, excluding Japan, will grow at a CAGR of 39% from 2010 to 2015.

With more than 3,000 customers globally, NTT Com expects that by 2040, Asia will increase from 20% now to 30% of our global revenues and by 2050, Asia will exceed 40% of global revenues driven by a big outsourcing requirement in the region. Already operating data centers in 13 Asia-Pacific countries, NTT Com's latest facilities, its fourth in Singapore and the third in Malaysia, will support its ongoing expansion in the region.

The data centers will be connected to Japan by the 7,200 km ASE, an ultra-low latency 40Gbps undersea cable system being built by NTT Com, Malaysia-based Telekom Malaysia, Philippines-based PLDT and Singapore-based StarHub. Boasting a total carrying capacity exceeding 15Tbps, the ASE can incorporate 100Gbps optical technology in the future.

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