NTT Communications Corporation announced in late November that its third Shanghai data center is now fully operational.
The carrier-neutral China data center offers customers access to connections with multiple local communication providers' networks, as well as to NTT Communications' ArcStar Universal One data network service. ArcStar Universal One enables users to reach 196 countries and regions. The new facility also shares direct links with multiple network providers in China and supports Border Gateway Protocol.
The Shanghai data center, located in the Pudong Development Zone, features an approximately 28,000 square-foot server room capable of holding 1,000 racks. The facility is highly disaster-proof, offering a redundant power supply and communication route to use in the event of an outage. The site is able to provide 10 kVA of high density power provisions per rack.
The new China data center is also highly efficient, reducing NTT costs by 20 percent compared to other facilities in the area. PUE expectations for the site have been set at 1.5.
The demand for advanced, reliable data center services has grown dramatically in China recently, with the local data center market increasing by 20 percent in 2013.