NTT Communications has announced it has opened Hong Kong's first financial data centre.
The company's new Hong Kong Financial Data Centre (FDC) leverages its wide, ultra-low latency networks and close proximity to the data centre operations of regional exchanges, NTT Communications said in a statement on 31 May.
According to the company, the Tier IV ready FDC offers 100 percent uptime service level and unrivalled security measures to protect the mission-critical data assets of enterprises.
Phase One of the FDC was opened on 31 May 2013.
Designed with state-of-the-art and green technology, the FDC boasts utmost redundancy with continuous cooling system, continuous rating generators and compartmentalised infrastructure design. The two phases have over 70,000 sq m of gross floor area and over 6,000 racks in total. In addition to its high capacity, the FDC is also equipped with an eight-tiered security access control, offering a strong value proposition for industry players who are most concerned about their data asset.
During the opening remarks, Susie Ho Shuk-yee, JP, permanent secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology) said: "The Hong Kong Government is committed to promoting the development of high-tier data centres. Today the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate houses a cluster of 12 high-tier data centres, occupying a total of 20 hectares of land and the Hong Kong Financial Data Centre of NTT is the latest addition to this impressive data centre family. These centres with stringent performance requirements provide valuable support to the business operations and growth of both our local and international enterprises."
"By building the FDC, we seized an important market opportunity to play an imperative role in providing a technology infrastructure that helps industry players address their business needs and support their alignment. The fact that 80 percent of Phase One has already been reserved not only illustrates that this is a decision well-made, it also offers testament to our commitment in building Hong Kong as an important financial and ICT hub," said Takanobu Maeda, president & CEO, NTT Com Asia Limited. Phase Two of the FDC is expected to be completed in 2015.
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