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Friday, April 27 2012 - 12:00
AsiaNet
NTT Communications Launches New Data Centers in Singapore and Malaysia
SINGAPORE, Apr. 27 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/--

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NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a global leader in providing ICT 
services announced on April 27 the official inauguration of its Singapore 
Serangoon Data Center and Malaysia Cyberjaya 3 Data Center, the former of which 
will serve financial-services companies and similar enterprises that require 
high-power, low-latency networks and stable, secure infrastructure on which to 
build private clouds.

The two facilities, NTT Com's first self-designed-and-built data centers 
outside Japan, are the company's fourth such facility in Singapore and the 
third in Malaysia. They will provide key support for NTT Com's ongoing 
expansion in the fast-growing Asia Pacific region, where the company already 
operates data centers in 13 countries. 

Singapore Serangoon Data Center is located in northeastern Singapore. The tier 
III+ data center offers co-location, cloud services, NTT Com's global network 
services and other related services. Key features are specifically designed to 
cater to companies in the financial, information technology and manufacturing 
sectors. The data center is connected directly to the Asia Submarine-cable 
Express (ASE), NTT Com's new undersea cable offering high-speed, 
high-reliability network environment between Singapore and other Asian 
locations including Japan. The facility hosts 2,500 racks in a total server 
room area measuring 5,000 square meters. Investment in the facility is about 
12.4 billion JPY (approximately SGD 190 million).

Yoshio Chikayasu, CIO of HOYA, a Japanese multinational med-tech company and 
the leading supplier of innovative precision products based on its optics 
technologies, said: "HOYA chose the Singapore Serangoon Data Center's highly 
reliable and flexible network environment to serve as an Asian hub for the 
company's globally shared ICT platform. NTT Com is the ideal partner to help us 
expand our global operations because it provides total ICT services, from 
networks and data centers to clouds and applications, all on a seamless, 
end-to-end, one-stop basis."

"We warmly welcome NTT Communications' decision to construct its first 
self-designed and built green data center outside of Japan here in Singapore," 
said Jayson Goh, Executive Director of Infocomms and Media for The Singapore 
Economic Development Board (EDB). "NTT Communications' latest data center will 
add to the vibrancy of the infocomms ecosystem here and further reinforce 
Singapore's position as a global data management hub.  We are confident that 
NTT Communications will be able to leverage Singapore's IT infrastructure and 
market connectivity, as well as our business-friendly environment, to enhance 
the delivery of services to its clients both in the region and globally."

"I am pleased that NTT Com has chosen Singapore to anchor this premium, 
high-performance data center for the region. This affirms Singapore's position 
as a globally trusted hub for business critical IT services and capabilities," 
said Mr Ronnie Tay, Chief Executive Officer of the Infocomm Development 
Authority of Singapore (IDA), who is also the Guest of Honour for the Serangoon 
Data Center inauguration ceremony. "I look forward to NTT Com leveraging 
Singapore's strengths in infocomm infrastructure, data center capacity and 
large presence of technology players to expand its operations here, including 
through collaborating with our infocomm local enterprises in developing next 
generation ICT solutions."

Singapore Serangoon Data Center has been fully operational since the end of 
February. For more information, please visit 
www.sg.ntt.com/en/business/data-center-services/singapore-serangoon-data-center.html.


The second facility, Malaysia Cyberjaya 3 Data Center, started its operation on 
April 26. It is an ideal as a remote back-up and offshore site due to 
Malaysia's low electricity rates and stable infrastructure. An NTT Com-operated 
annex building will offer customers convenient on-site office space. For more 
information, visit www.my.ntt.com/en/products-services/data-center-services.
 
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SOURCE: NTT Communications Corporation