TOKYO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ — NTT Communications Corp. (NTT Com) announced on July 22 that it will open premium data centers in Vietnam and Singapore and also launch a new service that enables enterprise customers to quickly establish seamless connectivity between core data centers under a major new strategy to expand business in the fast-growing Asian region.
NTT Com has been enhancing its leading presence for enterprise customers in Asia by adding offices, data centers, network and cloud-based services and a Singaporean outsourcing provider. With these newly announced additions, NTT Com expects to significantly upgrade its world-class ICT solutions and quality of service for enterprise customers, especially multinationals with multi-hub operations in Asia.
New Data Center in Vietnam
The Ho Chi Minh City Data Center will launch as a premium data center in the city center in the third quarter of calendar 2011, joining the Thang Long Data Center in Hanoi as NTT Com’s second data center in Vietnam. It will be designed, constructed and operated by Global Data Service JSC (GDS), a joint venture between NTT Com and the government-owned Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications Group (VNPT), the largest telecom in Vietnam. To ensure stable power supply and air conditioning during long outages, both scheduled and unscheduled, the data center will be equipped with redundant power supply, cooling and network systems. The new facility will enable GDS to offer integrated solutions combining premium data-center and high-quality network resources.
New Data Center in Singapore
The Singapore Serangoon Data Center will begin operating as a dedicated premium data center in Singapore in the first quarter of calendar 2012. The NTT Com-designed facility will be constructed and operated by NTT Worldwide Telecommunications Corp., which specializes in the procurement and management of data centers worldwide for the NTT Com Group. It will fully meet the special needs of multinational IT and financial firms operating high-spec, always-on communication infrastructure. The Singapore Serangoon Data Center will feature fully redundant uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, cooling systems and generators for possible power outages and other issues. Moreover, NTT Com expects the facility to obtain globally recognized certifications for safety, efficiency and eco-friendliness, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a green-building rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and BCA Green Mark, a Singaporean Building & Construction Authority (BCA) program that assures the environmental friendliness of buildings.
Both the Singapore Serangoon and Ho Chi Minh City data centers will incorporate NTT Com’s exacting standards for uniform, world-class data-center services, facilities and operations. The standards currently number some 360 items, the result of ongoing improvements based on performance data, customer feedback, new know-how and latest technologies. NTT Com’s standards are closely aligned with those of globally recognized 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).
New Inter-Data Center Connectivity Service
The Inter-Data center Connectivity Service forms the second pillar of NTT Com’s new strategy for expanding world-class ICT solutions and quality of service in Asia. The service will utilize a large-capacity backbone for high-speed, seamless rack-to-rack connectivity between core data centers in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the United States. Applications for the Inter-Data Center Connectivity Service will be accepted from September.
Direct connection via NTT Com’s backbone network will enable seamless data communication as if the customer were using a single data center. Multiple NTT Com data centers in the Tokyo area already offer high-speed interconnectivity for data backup, application delivery and disaster recovery. With the launch of the Inter-Data Center Connectivity Service, NTT Com customers will enjoy these same benefits across the Asian region. The Inter-Data Center Connectivity Service also will allow NTT Com to rapidly deliver connectivity without having to newly construct networks for each customer.
The service will be offered with guaranteed bandwidth (Type A) or best-effort delivery (Type B). Type B will be uniformly priced worldwide, while Type A pricing will depend on the user’s requirements. “Targeting the fast-growing Asian market, which is expected to account for 40 percent of the global economy in 2030, NTT Com is leveraging world-class quality to offer unrivaled one-stop solutions, from networks to cloud-based services, for customers in this region,” said Katsumi Nakata, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy, NTT Communications. “We help multinational companies establish footholds and grow their businesses in Asia by offering them robust data centers, uniformly consistent network services, an expanding range of cloud services and expert local presence in individual Asian markets. This is why NTT Com is the ideal ICT partner among all global carriers operating in Asia.”