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MC Digital Realty to acquire land in Tokyo for new data campus

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MC Digital Realty, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and Digital Realty Trust, has signed an agreement to acquire an additional plot of land in Tokyo.

The deal, which is due to close in the first quarter of 2020, will see the construction of a new site strategically located in Greater Tokyo's Inzai data centre cluster, in close proximity to the five-acre parcel MC Digital Realty acquired earlier this year, likewise located in the Inzai data centre cluster and expected to support the development of a 38-megawatt facility called NRT10.

"Japan is a high-priority market for our customers, and we're excited to be expanding our footprint in the country," said A. William Stein (pictured), chief executive officer, Digital Realty. "The acquisition of additional land in Tokyo will not only enable us to meet the region's growth in cloud adoption and need for low-latency infrastructure for new technologies such as AI and 5G but will also bring the benefits of our connected campus model to accelerate the business growth of our local customers." 

As part of MC Digital Realty's Tokyo Connected Campus @ Inzai development plan, the first site to be built on the new land will be a 36MW facility - NRT11, followed by a 30MW facility-NRT12 and an 18MW facility-NRT13, each in response to growing customer demand.  

"Tokyo is home to a number of leading local and international organizations and remains one of the key data centre markets within the Asia Pacific region and around the world," added Mark Smith, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Digital Realty. "We look forward to strengthening our presence in Tokyo to further serve Japan's growing digital economy." 

The two plots will be combined to construct a connected campus, expected to deliver more than 120MW of total IT capacity for global and regional customers. 

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