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NTT Communications Corporation

November 18, 2015

NTT Communications and Emerson Network Power To First Introduce Green Data Center Thermal Management Solution in Hong Kong

New front-flow cooling design increased energy efficiency by over 20% compared with traditional systems

(Hong Kong – November 18, 2015) -- NTT Communications, the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced today the launch of a new data center cooling technology and will debut at its upcoming Hong Kong Financial Data Center Tower 2 (FDC2), which is set to open in December. Being the first to introduce in Hong Kong, the green thermal management solution features a new front-flow cooling system (AHU), which is designed to optimize both energy usage and cost of the data center - increasing energy efficiency by over 20% compared with traditional cooling systems.

The innovative front-flow cooling system, which is a custom air handling and Fay Array CRAH, launched in partnership with Emerson Network Power, the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for information and communications technology systems, is designed to keep power consumption to a minimum while ensuring the data center stays online and is reliable at all time. This ultimately benefits enterprise users that leverage lower energy costs to build a competitive business edge.

“With power consumption accounting for a major operating expense of data centers today, we have recognized that enhancing energy efficiency would be a top priority when we incorporate a high density design within the soon-to-be launched FDC2,” said Taylor Man, Executive Vice President, Cloud Business Division, NTT Com Asia Limited. “We are confident that our new front-flowing cooling system (AHU) will change the way data centers are designed, and help our clients drive business performance by optimizing costs in the long term.” Man noted.

“The ground-breaking front-flowing cooling system is built on the foundation of our 10 years’ partnership with NTT Communications. It is a game changing technology that answers the call for data center energy efficiency and effective cooling for enhanced performance. We are delighted to be the first to showcase this new design in Hong Kong with NTT Communications at the FDC2,” said Por Lau, Managing Director, Emerson Network Power, Hong Kong & Taiwan.

NTT Communications Financial Data Center Tower 2 (FDC2)
The FDC2 is set to launch in December 2015, and is the second phase of NTT Communications Hong Kong Financial Data Center. With over 4,000 racks of additional server space added to the complex, the new data center will help enterprises prepare for the future, as IT equipment becomes increasingly complex and the demand for cost-efficient and sustainable IT capacity growth increases exponentially.

For more information on FDC2 or the Thermal Management Solution, visit www.ntt.com.hk/fdc2

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