KDDI invests in Japanese data centres

01 September 2014 |


KDDI is to invest $270 million in the construction of two new data centres in Japan for its data centre subsidiary, Telehouse.

The data centres in Osaka and Tokyo are scheduled to open in August 2015 and February 2016 respectively.

Both facilities will be designed to Tier-III data centre standards in redundancy and uptime, according to KDDI.

The facility in Osaka will offer 700 racks and will be used as a disaster-recovery site for its Tokyo data centres. The facility in Tokyo will be based on the company’s Tama data centre campus and will offer 1,300 racks.

The investments are said to help meet the increasing demand for data centre space in Japan’s metro markets.

The move will bring Telehouse’s total amount of data centre space to 371,000 sq m across 13 countries.