MC Digital Realty, a 50/50 joint venture between Mitsubishi Corp. and Digital Realty focused on data center services in Japan, says it has opened KIX13, the fourth facility on the company’s 23,000-square-meter Osaka data center campus. The addition of KIX13 pushes the total IT capacity at the Osaka campus past 70 MW.
The three-story KIX13 is reinforced with seismic isolation systems for resilience against earthquakes. Customers can access institutional-quality digital infrastructure services of up to 21 MW. They also can leverage the ServiceFabric-enabled site for global, open, and secure interconnectivity to the PlatformDIGITAL community of enterprises, cloud and network service providers and other ecosystem members.
“We have been working to create a next-generation interconnection platform that goes beyond the ‘traditional’ data center business to create new business opportunities and value-added services for our customers,” commented Bampo Tezuka, representative director, CEO, MC Digital Realty, Inc. “Our Osaka campus offers flexible scalability, robust power supply capacity suitable for high load servers, and stringent security compliant with international standards. Along with colocation services for enterprises offered within the same campus, we strive to further extend Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL to offer our customers the global data center platform to support their digital transformation needs.”
“The completion of KIX13 takes the MCDR Osaka campus to the next level, offering customers a spectrum of solutions that break down barriers to achieve our goal of creating a global connected-data community,” added Serene Nah, managing director and head of Asia Pacific, Digital Realty. “Acceleration of Data Gravity in Japan is expected to be amongst the highest in the world by 2024. KIX13 not only expands MCDR’s Osaka footprint but also extends the reach of Digital Realty’s world-class data center platform to help our customers in Japan and globally to mitigate the challenges of Data Gravity. It is a major milestone in our vision to be the meeting place for businesses and data and will play a significant role in helping Digital Realty build the world’s largest fabric-of-fabrics.”
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