2021 Press Releases

September 02, 2021

NTT Expands its Data Centre Footprint by 20%

NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers division, a Leader in the 2021 IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Data Center Colocation and Interconnection Services, provides a full stack of ICT services and continues to expand its global data centre footprint by 20% to build a connected future that will benefit enterprise clients and hyperscalers around the world.

NTT has data centres in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia, with a strong presence in India. It provides and operates global interconnected data centres with cross-regional data centre networks in key North American markets such as London, Singapore, Tokyo, and Virginia. Its data centre service expansions provide more data centre capacity and network connectivity across all geographies, including:

  • Americas: 

In 2020/21, three new data centre campuses opened in Hillsboro, OR, Santa Clara, CA, and Chicago, IL, in addition to Ashburn, VA expansion. NTT's 47-acre (approx. 190,000m2) Hillsboro campus houses five data centres with a total planned IT load of 126MW, as well as Subsea Connect, a trans-pacific network connectivity service that connects Hillsboro, Oregon to Tokyo, Japan via NTT's Pacific Crossing (PC-1) subsea cable system. The Phoenix, Arizona campus will be the seventh data centre campus in the United States, opening in early 2022. The first of seven planned data centres on the 240MW campus, NTT Phoenix PH1, will add 36MW of IT load capacity.

  • EMEA: 

NTT has opened new data centre buildings in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as well as Munich and Frankfurt, Germany, in the last year, maintaining its position as the leading data centre provider in the German market. In the United Kingdom, the new flagship London 1 data centre opened in December and, when fully operational, will more than double NTT's capacity to support the digital backbone of the UK's financial services, media, and gaming industries. NTT has also invested in duct and fibre to connect all of its data centres in London.
Over the next two years, NTT will increase its available IT load in EMEA by over 40% as it builds 13 new data centre buildings across nine markets in six countries to deliver an added 115MW of IT load across 50,000m2. NTT will launch its first data centres in Madrid and Johannesburg as well as adding buildings to Vienna, Zurich, London and across Germany, with expanded data centre interconnections.

  • APAC: 

By the end of this year, Jakarta 3 in Indonesia will launch a 15MW power plant in Bekasi, about 30 kilometres from Central Jakarta. Clients will be able to easily connect with IXs and ISPs by leveraging NTT's strengths as a network operator. Furthermore, Cyberjaya 5 in Malaysia has begun to provide 6.8MW, with plans to add another 6.8MW to the Cyberjaya campus. A new data centre with 21MW of IT load capacity has been built in Tokyo, Japan. NTT is considering further expansion in Bangkok (Thailand), Osaka Metropolitan Area (Japan), and Southern Vietnam in response to strong client demand.

  • India: 

With Mumbai 8 going live soon, the Chandivali campus, India’s first operational hyperscale data centre park, will reach 85MW of IT load. Over the next 18 months, four new hyperscale data centre parks will also become operational: two in Navi Mumbai and one each in Chennai and Delhi, adding approximately 133MW of IT load and 50,000m2 of floorspace. Interconnections for 10 data centres across India will also be rolled out in 2021 and submarine cable landing stations are planned in Mumbai and Chennai. This expansion will further consolidate NTT’s number one position in the Indian market.

In addition to the expansion of NTT’s global data centre footprint, NTT is currently constructing a "MIST" large-capacity submarine cable connecting Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia, and India (Mumbai and Chennai). 

The MIST cable system will span 11,000 kilometres, which is equivalent to flying from New York across the United States and the Pacific Ocean to land in Tokyo. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-2023.

The infrastructure combination of such a significant increase in global data centre capacity, combined with NTT's status as a tier 1 global network service provider, will provide businesses with a secure platform for increasing full-stack ICT service requirements.

Global Data Center Interconnect (GDCI), an integrated global network fabric service that delivers a cross-regional data centre network and private secure connection to major cloud service providers with a single physical port supporting multiple virtual network services, increases this capability to provide a high speed interconnected digital backbone across its global markets. The increased submarine cable system will also help to provide cross-regional data centre interconnections. 

Masaaki Moribayashi, President and Board Director for NTT Ltd. said, “The pandemic has dramatically changed our way of life. 

People’s quality of life now fundamentally depends on this infrastructure. In the next 18 months, NTT plans to increase data centre operations by 20% to a total of over 600,000m2 (approx. 6.5M ft2) of floorspace in over 20 countries and regions. In addition, NTT will globally expand approximately 30 connection points of GDCI service in our data centres to optimise the enterprise hybrid cloud environment over NTT’s data centres and network services. NTT has already started construction to add 300MW of IT load to its portfolio. With the completion of new data centres, expanded campuses and high capacity networks such as the MIST submarine cable, we are building a connected future that will benefit NTT's clients around the world.”