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Financial Data Center Tower 1 (FDC1)

With the opening of the first phase of NTT Communications Hong Kong Financial Data Center (FDC1), the hosting landscape for mission critical data in Asia has been transformed. Where enterprises once had to compromise on location, reliability, capacity, flexibility, connectivity or security — now you can have them all. Right here in the heart of Hong Kong.


The FDC™ is the largest data center complex in Hong Kong, with industry leading colocation, utility power and cooling capacity. It was launched in 2013 with one data center tower (FDC1) and one Command and Control Tower, offering over 3,000 racks of server space. It is also the first data center in the region that adopts modular design to allow for highly-customizable hybrid tiering model, and co-locates the ASE landing station and NTT Communications global network node to offer ultra-low latency solution.

Highest Level of Reliability and Redundancy

Tier IV ready infrastructure with fault tolerant design which guarantees 100% uptime

Ultra-Low Latency Solution

Co-loates with Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) landing station and NTT Com global network node

Stringent Security Management

Eight tiers of physical security measures with digital sign-in process mission-critical assets are in safe hands

Certified for LEED Gold Rating

International recognition on green and energy-efficient design

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Features and Benefits

Key Features
1. Tier IV Data Center Infrastructure

FDC1 is designed with Tier IV infrastructure to meet the highest level of redundancy to have fault tolerance with no single point of failure and the ability to withstand critical incidents and natural disasters like earthquakes, fire or leaks. FDC1 also adopts a modular design and is highly customizable for hybrid tiering. Featuring high-density ready design, it enables customers to enjoy total flexibility in maintaining their infrastructure and resources to match different business needs.

  • Fault tolerance design with no single point of failure
  • Compartmentalization of critical facility systems and distribution paths
  • Dual utility power
  • N+1 continuous rating generator system¹
  • 2N UPS systems with 15 minutes battery backup at full load
  • N+1 water-cooled chiller system¹ with 10 minutes chilled water storage at full load for continuous cooling
  • 36 hours of diesel storage and condensing water storage at full load
  • 2N fuel supply system with PLC control
2. Modular Design

FDC1 adopts a modular design that facilitates a highly customizable hybrid tiering model. Individual ICT halls are designed as standardised modules with dedicated cooling, power and cabling equipment. It is flexible to scale up or scale down backup equipment as and when needed. With Tier III infrastructure as a foundation, you can upgrade to the most stringent Tier IV standard conveniently. This gives you the flexibility you need to ensure your infrastructure and resources can meet changing market conditions, and is easy to replicate, maintain, operate and troubleshoot.

3. Comprehensive Ultra-Low Latency Solution

While remaining carrier-neutral to serve clients’ need for colocation service, FDC1 provides exceptional options in multi-faceted ultra-low latency solutions, from cross connection within the high density data center, to IPLC throughout major markets in Asia and all the way to the US.

Intra-data Center Cross Connection

The infrastructure of FDC1 is designed to accommodate intra-data center layer 1 / layer 2 cross connections, which allows it to facilitate the shortest possible and most cost-effective connectivity among buyers, sellers, data providers etc housed in the FDC1.

Ultra-low Latency Global Connectivity

By co-locating the cable landing station of the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) as well as a network node of our global network not only provides ultra-low latency connectivity among key financial hubs, but also eliminates backhaul by local carriers, and reduces risks of failure and network costs.

Regional Connectivity

The FDC1 is also connected with other NTT Communications proximity data centers in Singapore and Tokyo, providing rack to rack seamless connection among the three financial hubs within Asia.

Ultra-low Latency to the US

Our Pacific Crossing (PC-1) international submarine cable provides the shortest possible route between the US and Japan, providing an ultra-low latency connectivity.

4. Stringent Security Management

Eight tiers of physical security measures with digital sign-in process ensure that our client’s mission-critical assets are in safe hands. Physical security controls at the site, building and lobby entrances, in the lifts, at floor and ICT hall mantraps right down to the cage and cabin ensure only the right approved personnel has access to your servers.

¹ Optional upgrade to Tier IV

NTT Communications Hong Kong Financial Data Center Tower 1 (FDC1)

Location Tseung Kwan O
Building Dedicated purpose-built data center premises owned by NTT Communications
Rack Rack Capacity 3000+
Rack Space Option Open Area, Caged Area, Private Suite
Power Density Max 18kVA/rack
Power Utility Power Dual power substations through diversified paths
Generator N+1, continuous rating
UPS Power Distribution 2N Active with STS
Fuel Distribution 2N, PLC Control
Fuel Storage 36 hours at full load
Cooling CRAC N+1, down flow
Chiller N+1 Water Cooled
(Upgradable to 2N, Water Cooled + Air Cooled)
Makeup Water Storage 36 hours at full load
Chilled Water Distribution 2N, UPS powered
Continuous Cooling 10 minutes cooling battery at full load
Security 7 x24 security operation center and security patrol, CCTV surveillance camera
Multiple physical access security checkpoints with anti-tailgating mantrap
Multiple-factors authentication access control
Impact resistant fence wall with intrusion detection & road blocking device
Fire Protection VESDA System (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus), FM200 Gas Suppression System and Double Interlock Type Pre-Action Sprinkler System
Network Carrier Neutral
Multiple Local Carrier Entry from diversified paths
Dual Entrance Room, Local Carrier Room & Meet-me Room
NTT Communications Network Node
Service Support Dedicated in-house 7x24 facility management and service operation support team
In-house 7x24 customer service support team with 7x24 service hotline
In-house expertise on facility, network, system, security and project management

Awards & Recognition

  • DatacenterDynamics Greater China Awards - The Innovation in the Mega-Data Center Award
  • Tier IV Certification of Design by The Uptime Institute
  • The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ Gold Rating by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification by BSI (British Standards Institution)
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) Certification by BSI (British Standards Institution)
  • ISAE3402 International Standard on Assurance Engagements by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)
  • Compliance of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Requirements by Evolution Security Consulting Limited (Qualified Security Assessor of PCI Council)

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- “NTT Communications Hong Kong Financial Data Center” is also referred to as “NTT Communications Hong Kong TKO Data Center.”
- Information and figures of the FDC™ based on present planning and subject to change.

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