Colt Data Centre Services buys new site in Osaka

04 April 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS) has announced the acquisition in Osaka, Japan.

The Osaka facility will act as home for Colt DCS’ first hyperscale data centre in the region, with the development of a 30MW hyperscale site to follow sometime later this year.

The Osaka data centre will be Colt DCS’ third hyperscale data centre in Japan, adding to the existing Inzai campus just east of Tokyo. The Inzai site already houses two other hyperscale facilities.

In addition, the new Osaka data centre will also give customers access to highly-skilled, bilingual in-house staff to manage its facilities and support customers.

"Having already built data centre facilities in the country, we understand the specific needs of this growing market," said Richard Wellbrock, vice president of real estate, Colt Data Centre Services. "The acquisition of the site and our continued focus and investment in Japan is being driven by our hyperscale customers who are in need of large capacity requirements and require reliable and scalable solutions.”

With a population of 18 million, Osaka is Japan’s second largest economic market and the 12th largest metro market globally. As such, demand from online content providers and managed/cloud service providers is expected to increase over the next five years or so.

“We are confident that our track record of building and delivering hyperscale facilities will be able to support the influx of cloud service providers in the country as they continue to expand their operations,” added Wellbrock. “The Osaka site acquisition is yet another step forward for us in significantly strengthening our foothold in APAC as well as being testament that our land banking strategy remains solid."

The site acquisition comes in direct response to the surge in cloud service providers in Japan that have resulted in a growing demand for data centre providers and carrier neutral network access in the region.

In February, Colt DCS announced its entry into the new Indian market of Mumbai with the acquisition of land and plans to build a 100MW IT hyperscale data centre facility in the area