Colt Data Centre Services has completed construction of Inzai 2, the company’s fifth data centre in Japan. Inzai 2 will be formally operational from today, with the first floor of the facility to be opened for customer use.
Market research indicates that the colocation market in the APAC region will outpace the global average, growing by 16.2 percent to $14.5 billion in 2018. The new facility sits alongside Inzai 1, which was completed in January 2011 as an 8.4MW facility with 4,000 m2 of net white space. A substantial portion of Inzai 2’s capacity has already been contracted in advance of its formal opening today, highlighting the demand for capacity in the region and making it the most successful prelaunch in the company’s history.
“The addition of this facility to the wider Inzai campus is a response to industry demand for facilities that will support the delivery of major cloud services in the region. These service providers need to leverage reliable, well-placed and highly-connected colocation facilities from which to deliver their services. As a carrier-neutral site, Inzai 2 will enhance our Core to Edge strategy, where we intend to connect our data centres together to provide our customers with flexible expansion solutions across our portfolio in the region, access to peering sites, and greater carrier options under a single secure environment,” said Detlef Spang CEO of Colt Data Centre Services.
The facility is designed to meet growing regional demand for colocation and cloud services, as well as support the company’s aggressive growth plans in the APAC region. Based across six floors, the facility boasts ten 500 m2 data halls with storage and office space for customers to host their staff and use as disaster recovery and business continuity planning space. Inzai 2 employs the latest in construction techniques to nullify the effects of any seismic activity in the region. The “super structure” of this building sits on a bed of springs capable of handling 125 tonnes per square metre, isolating the whole building from any seismic activity and suppressing any excess swaying. The result is a substantial reduction in the impact of any movement, protecting the building, customer hardware and staff on-site. The site utilises direct expansion (DX) cooling throughout to ensure reliable and efficient operation in the face of Japan’s variable climate and humidity.
“With Inzai 2, we’ve invested in resilience, reliability and in scalability for our clients. The Inzai campus makes for a strong business continuity option for any cloud service provider and their customers,” Spang added.