March 26, 2009
NTT Com Asia's 10th Anniversary and the Grand Opening of Hong Kong Data Centre
“A new decade. A new perspective of space”
(Hong Kong, March 24, 2009) NTT Com Asia, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, announced today the grand opening of the group’s new data centre building located in Tai Po, Hong Kong. The opening of the data centre marks a new chapter for NTT Com Asia, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary in town. Under the theme “A new decade. A new perspective of space”, the ceremony held at the data centre was officiated by Mr. Chan Yuk Tak, Eddy, JP, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, Innovation and Technology Commission, Mr. Daisuke Matsunaga, Deputy Consulate General, Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong and Dr. Samson Tam, Member of Legislative Council (Information Technology).
Since its establishment in Hong Kong in 1999, NTT Com Asia has been offering world-class telecommunications services to enterprises in Hong Kong and Greater China, and dedicated to fostering ICT industry in the region. Mr. Masaaki Moribayashi, President & CEO, NTT Com Asia Ltd. remarked at the ceremony, “Looking back over the past 10 years, I am deeply impressed by the support of our customers and our people, which is the solid foundation NTT Com Asia built upon and the reason for our continued development. In the days ahead, NTT Com Asia is committed to offering high quality ICT services by investing in developing innovative solutions and staff training to help enhance customers’ business operations and growth.”
“The new NTT Communications Hong Kong Data Centre is the embodiment of the company’s resolution to explore business in Greater China; it also demonstrates our philosophy of perfection and innovation. We made every effort to ensure excellence in the infrastructure design, facility management and operations of the data centre; and we are determined to be a leader in this arena and to be a frontrunner ushering in the new ICT generation.” Mr Moribayashi added.
The main theme of the Opening Ceremony ---- “Space”, highlights one of the most outstanding aspects of the data centre. The 7-storey building has a gross area of up to 212,100 square feet, providing more than 3,000 racks after fully equipped to meet the fast growing needs. Initially, in 2007, NTT Com Asia built a data centre on the first floor of the building, which was then owned by APTT. To accommodate customer demands, NTT Communications made a bold step at the end of 2008 to acquire APTT for 161 million HK dollars, and to upgrade the entire building into the current dedicated data centre.
NTT Communications Hong Kong Data Centre has been built to achieve the Tier III+ infrastructure level. Every aspect of its facilities, including power, cooling, and telecommunications systems are fully redundant to avoid single point of failure and to ensure business continuity. Just one year after its “soft launch”, the data centre has successfully acquired the ISO27001:2005 Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification, which is a testament to NTT Com Asia’s professionalism in managing the safety of customers’ data and equipment.
Apart from the data centre, in the first half of this year NTT Com Asia will launch a series of virtualization solutions ranging from virtual hosting to virtual infrastructure. The solutions will be capable to optimize the utility of servers, power and space to achieve cost effective and environmental friendly purpose.