|By Business Wire||
|June 10, 2014 02:00 AM EDT||
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE:NTT) Group, announced today that it will begin constructing the Osaka 5 Data Center in the heart of Osaka, aiming at commencing operations in the first quarter of calendar 2016. The facility will offer approximately 3,700 m2 of server room, equivalent to 1,600 racks.
This next-generation Osaka 5 Data Center will be the newest addition to NTT Com’s Nexcenter™ brand of data center service. It will provide high quality, cost efficiency and flexibility in cloud and colocation services that customers can use to create hybrid cloud environments connected to cloud infrastructure and virtual networks. NTT Com’s virtual networks incorporate SDN (software-defined network) and Open Flow technologies to enable users to change system configurations flexibly and on demand.
Low-cost operations realized with latest technologies and best practices
NTT Com, leveraging its vast experience and know-how concerning data center construction and global operations, has designed Osaka 5 Data Center with energy-efficient air conditioning systems that incorporate water cooling, end wall injection air conditioning and outdoor-air use to reduce power consumption.
The facility, which also features highly efficient power equipment, theoretically will be capable of a 1.3 Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating, which would be a first in the surrounding Kansai region and one of the highest levels in Japan. PUE is calculated by total power consumption divided by ICT equipment power consumption, so the lower the number the higher the energy savings. Current data centers target PUE ratings of under 1.5.
Compared to similar facilities, construction and operating costs will be reduced by some 30% through use of an existing building foundation, adoption of mega-structure designing to reduce steel consumption while maintaining rigidity, and a highly efficient facility layout.
Optimum disaster-recovery features for business continuity planning (BCP)
Located in the heart of Osaka, Osaka 5 Data Center will be easily accessible from multiple railway stations. Even if public transportation were not available during an emergency, the data center will be within walking distance of many principal areas of Osaka.
The building is seismically engineered to withstand earthquakes equal to the Kobe Earthquake of 1995 or the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. It also is calculated to minimize impact to customer equipment in the case of large vertical movements that are forecast possibly to occur in an earthquake directly beneath the area’s Uemachi fault. Furthermore, the facility is connected directly to a large quakeproof communication cable tunnel that is designed to protect cables during earthquakes, as well as road construction.
The data center site is about six km from Osaka Bay and three km from the Yodo River, safe distances from tsunamis, floods and high tides. In the unlikely event that water were to reach the data center, the electric power equipment, communication facilities, server rooms and other important facilities will be placed on the second floor, seven meters above the ground level.
Electricity will be sourced from two separate power substations for highly reliable power supply. In addition, back-up power and office space of about 430 m2 that comes with communication with server rooms could serve as a BCP base if a disaster were to strike Tokyo or another city where a customer has domestic operations.
Ideal network environment equal to Osaka’s Dojima area
Direct connection of optical fiber will be possible through cable tunneling and proximity to the Dojima area, the Kansai region’s major site for Internet exchanges. Customers will enjoy an uninterrupted, high-quality network environment equivalent to that of the Dojima area.
Osaka 5 Data Center, besides offering access to NTT Com’ high-speed, high-volume Internet backbone and global services such as the Arcstar Universal One virtual private network, also will enable flexible system expansion via interfacing with global data center and cloud services. Connected to Biz Hosting Enterprise Cloud via an SDN-supported colocation connection service, it will allow customers to create integrated hybrid-cloud environments unencumbered by cloud or colocation distances, or the overall system environment.
Looking ahead, NTT Com expects Osaka 5 Data Center to help meet growing concerns in Japan for unexpectedly powerful natural disasters and rising energy costs, which have led to rapidly increasing ICT outsourcing, disaster-recovery countermeasures and cloud computing. In response, NTT Com is adding data centers and expanding related services, especially in Osaka, where a growing number of financial and manufacturing companies are relocating headquarters or using facilities in Osaka to back up data centers in Tokyo.
Construction Overview of Osaka 5 Data Center.
|Location||Nishi-ku, Osaka-city (7 minute walk from nearest station)|
|Building||Total floor space||
Approx. 12,500 m2
|Server room space||
Approx. 3,700 m2 (1,600 racks equivalent)
|Structure and number of floors||Steel, seismic isolation structure with 11 floors above ground|
- Seismic isolation device to decrease at most 80% of seismic
shock on the building
|Maximum load weight||1,500 kg/m2|
|Power equipment||Power receiving||
- 77,000 V extra high tension power
- N+1 redundant configuration
- Static type
|Air conditioning||Air-cooling system||
- Water cooling
- Circuit connection
- Direct connection to disaster-resistant cable tunnel
- Facility access
- Dedicated system to apply online for facility access
|Green ICT||Green measures||
- Extra-efficient air conditioning, outdoor-air cooling and LED
|Green index||PUE: 1.3 (designed value on the assumed conditions)|
|Tier level*||Tier III or above (change to Tier IV available)|
* NTT Com assessment based on Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification Define Site Infrastructure Performance
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers.
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
Jan. 22, 2017 08:30 PM EST Reads: 4,689
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Jan. 22, 2017 07:45 PM EST Reads: 3,861
The proper isolation of resources is essential for multi-tenant environments. The traditional approach to isolate resources is, however, rather heavyweight. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Igor Drobiazko, co-founder of elastic.io, drew upon his own experience with operating a Docker container-based infrastructure on a large scale and present a lightweight solution for resource isolation using microservices. He also discussed the implementation of microservices in data and application integrat...
Jan. 22, 2017 07:15 PM EST Reads: 3,632
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, will explore the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and will give a real live, hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He will examine three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. This is a hands-on session that will require participants to bring their own laptops, and we will provide the rest.
Jan. 22, 2017 06:30 PM EST Reads: 5,016
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Jan. 22, 2017 06:00 PM EST Reads: 1,541
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., and Logan Best, Infrastructure & Network Engineer at Webair, focused on real world deployments of DDoS mitigation strategies in every layer of the network. He gave an overview of methods to prevent these attacks and best practices on how to provide protection in complex cloud platforms. He also outlined what we have found in our experience managing and running thousands of Linux and Unix ...
Jan. 22, 2017 04:15 PM EST Reads: 4,525
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 22, 2017 03:15 PM EST Reads: 1,686
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
Jan. 22, 2017 03:00 PM EST Reads: 1,202
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
Jan. 22, 2017 02:30 PM EST Reads: 2,639
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Jan. 22, 2017 02:30 PM EST Reads: 3,759
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Jan. 22, 2017 02:00 PM EST Reads: 5,823
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Jan. 22, 2017 02:00 PM EST Reads: 5,290
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Jan. 22, 2017 01:45 PM EST Reads: 3,228
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
Jan. 22, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 3,849
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Jan. 22, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 4,392