NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and its wholly owned Malaysian subsidiary, NTT MSC Sdn. Bhd. (NTT MSC), announced today (July 4) that NTT MSC will begin construction of the new Cyberjaya 3 Data Center in July. It aims to launch commercial operation of this Tier III-ready facility by June 2012.
Located within Cyberjaya, the Cyberjaya 3 Data Center will join NTT Com’s Cyberjaya 1 and Cyberjaya 2 data centers in meeting the expanding needs of Southeast Asian customers.
The company says it will offer high-quality, low-cost services based on the NTT Com Group’s strict global standards aligned with those of global organizations such as the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), The Uptime Institute, Inc. (TUI) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE).[ Also Read: How Facebook Saves Data Center Energy ]
“By leveraging on the key strengths of Malaysia, we will offer customers a Tier-III-ready data center at a low total-cost-of-ownership.” said Fumitoshi Imaizumi, president and CEO of NTT MSC.
“Malaysia offers cost advantages, well-developed infrastructure, a large talent pool and good governmental support for infrastructure development. Such strengths have propelled Malaysia into the position of one of the world’s top-three outsourcing destinations.”
The facility will feature redundant systems for commercial power supply, cooling, uninterruptible power supply, power generator and power distribution, plus robust systems for fire and flood prevention.[ Also Read: Are CIOs Ready to Live in the Digital Business World? ]
It is expected to be certified under the Green Building Index (GBI), Malaysia’s green rating index for buildings, as an environmentally friendly data center that employs renewable-energy technologies, including solar panels, double-walled structures for improved insulation and recycled rain water.
NTT Com has been offering data center services since 2002 through NTT MSC based in Cyberjaya, the hub of the MSC Malaysia (formerly Multimedia Super Corridor) initiative.
Malaysia’s relatively low incidence of earthquakes, tsunami and other natural disasters, as well as low electricity rates, make this an ideal location for disaster recovery and offshore relocation, the company says.[ Also Read: CIOs – Chief Information (or Ignorant) Officers? ]
It further says customers of the new Cyberjaya 3 Data Center will receive the added benefit of extra-low-latency, extra-reliable services when the Asia Submarine-cable Express connecting Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines and Singapore starts up in 2012.
Customers in Malaysia will enjoy high-speed, large-capacity Internet access via NTT Com’s global IP backbone and Arcstar Global IP-VPN. Service will be supported with abundant POP available at the Cyberjaya 3 Data Center, enabling customers to directly connect to the backbone without access lines or worries about network costs.
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