NTT Communications opens data centre in Hong Kong

NTT Communications has officially unveiled its Hong Kong Financial Data Centre (FDC).

The purpose-built data centre is designed to aid Hong Kong’s goal of serving as Asia’s financial hub and the facility is situated next door to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Speaking exclusively to Capacity earlier this year, Patrick Ng, EVP of the global network business division at NTT Communications, said: “[The FDC] can provide very close proximity services to the financial industry, so together with our capabilities with the outer low-latency network, we provide strong connectivity for investors in Japan and overseas.”

Phase one of the FDC was opened today by president and CEO of NTT Communications, Akira Arima.

“Today the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate houses a cluster of 12 high-tier data centres, occupying a total of 20 hectares of land and the Hong Kong FDC of NTT is the latest addition to this impressive data centre family,” said Susie Ho Shuk-yee, permanent secretary for commerce and economic development in Hong Kong, who was also present at the opening.

“These centres with stringent performance requirements provide valuable support to the business operations and growth of both our local and international enterprises.”

The 70,000m2 development has been divided into two phases and has over 6,000 racks in total.

According to a statement, 80% of phase one has been reserved, and phase two is due for completion in 2015.

In April this year, NTT Communications announced a partnership with the Tokyo Stock Exchange for the launch of its arrownet-Global service.

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