With 2012 expected to be a banner year for cloud computing, NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) has recently announced the completion of a new data centre in Singapore that can cater to the cloud computing needs of regional enterprises.
NTT Com said its new Singapore Serangoon Data Centre is aimed at helping the financial services industry and enterprises that are planning to build their private cloud networks. The data centre is strategically located in Singapore to support enterprises in the region, particularly with NTT Com's other data centres located in Hong Kong and Japan.
The company said its Singapore data centre features high power, low latency networks, and a stable and secure infrastructure ideal for the target market.
"Many of the world's major financial institutions are increasingly shifting their focus to Asia and this has seen the growth of Asian financial hubs, particularly in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo," said Takeshi Kazami, president and CEO, NTT Singapore. "The Singapore Serangoon Data Centre puts NTT Communications in a prime position to support the connectivity needs of the financial sector in Asia."
Kazami added that investing in the Singapore data centre also supports the company's strategy to expand in Asia, "which is expected to account for 40 percent of the global economy in 2030."
The data centre is IPv6-ready with high-density racks of up to 12kVA.
It was built by NTT Worldwide Telecommunications Corporation (NTT WT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Com.
"The Singapore Serangoon Data Center is purpose-built and is designed to be Tier IV ready to serve those mission critical IT systems of multinational corporations. The data centre has received the Green Mark Platinum Award by the Singapore Building and Construction Authority. This certifies the building is environment-friendly, and utilises water and energy efficiently," said Kazunori Tanaka, president and CEO, NTT WT.
The data centre will be fully operational by the end of the month with services to be offered through NTT Singapore, another NTT Com subsidiary.
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