Accelerates expansion in Japan with leading global cloud service provider
Second Osaka data centre under construction, scheduled to open mid-2019
Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today a multi-megawatt, multi-year agreement with a leading global cloud service provider for capacity at its new Digital Osaka 2 Data Centre. The new facility is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in mid-2019, further expanding the Digital Osaka connected campus.
The four-story facility will be reinforced with seismic isolation systems, will span over 23,000 square metres, and is expected to deliver up to 28 megawatts of total IT capacity. The new data centre will be connected via dark fibre to the previous and subsequent phases of the Digital Osaka connected campus, bringing together critical data centre, network, cloud and connectivity providers under a single, secure environment.
“We are pleased to support the global growth of a leading cloud provider at our new Digital Osaka 2 facility,” said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein. “Our Osaka connected campus will serve the needs of our global and regional clients seeking critical infrastructure solutions, offering close proximity to clouds and networks, seamless interconnection to our growing ecosystem, and scalability in terms of space, power and bandwidth to meet their current and future needs. Osaka contributes nearly JP38 trillion (approximately $352 billion) annually to the Japanese economy, and we are well-positioned to support our customers’ data centre requirements in this thriving economic region.”
Japan’s highly advanced technology sector is expected to experience rapid growth over the next several years. The development of the Digital Osaka 2 facility will enhance Digital Realty’s ability to meet the growing customer demand for comprehensive data centre and colocation solutions in Japan. The next-generation facility demonstrates Digital Realty’s long-term commitment to the Japanese market and builds upon the success of Digital Osaka 1, which was fully leased prior to its grand opening in May 2017.
“Our new Osaka facility represents another milestone in our expansion across the Asia Pacific region and provides us with flexibility to meet the growing business demands of our global customers in Japan,” said Krupal Raval, Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific for Digital Realty. “The significant pre-leasing momentum we have enjoyed on both phases in Osaka is a strong testament to the power of our global platform. Our unique connected campus model helps customers mitigate risk at every phase of the IT journey by reducing the complexity of hybrid cloud adoption and scalability-related challenges. As a result, customers are able to focus exclusively on innovation, advancement and improving their workload efficiency.”
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data centre, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centres located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products.