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NTT's data center projects buzzing in Hong Kong, India & the UK

08 Sep 2020

Telecommunications and ICT provider NTT Ltd is pushing forward with key development opportunities in Hong Kong, India, and the United Kingdom.

In Hong Kong, Megaport deployed a point-of-presence (PoP) at NTT’s Tai Po Data Center. The PoP, which is an expansion of Megaport’s PoP at the Financial Data Center, will enable Megaport to support the deployment of enterprise hybrid and multicloud strategies.

NTT’s APAC data center services group GCTI and EVP Steven So says the partnership with Megaport reflects rising demand for hybrid cloud solutions within its Hong Kong data centers.

“With Megaport’s strong portfolio of cloud service providers, the deployment of an additional PoP at our Tai Po Data Center is an important milestone for us to deliver unparalleled end-to-end solutions that help enterprises navigate digital transformation through unprecedented uncertainty.”

In India, NTT has worked with UNION Asset Management Company (Union AMC) to deploy a software-defined data center solution to assist with infrastructure transformation.
NTT states that software-defined infrastructure transformation is not a new or emerging trend within data centers – it is here, now.

According to NTT, Union AMC’s current IT infrastructure needed a boost in efficiency, flexibility, and security.  Union AMC developed a hybrid IT Infrastructure adoption roadmap that is expected to optimize operations, minimize security risk, enhance infrastructure agility using automation and virtualization, and business scalability with an infrastructure that can host new applications and augment capacity on demand.

“Union AMC has been a marquee project for us which helped us showcase our capabilities in complex software-defined data center platforms which could run modern applications and business analytics tools. Recently, we have also been assisting other large financial institutes to build and manage petabytes of data on private cloud infrastructure,” comments NTT India senior director and region head, west, Rahul Ambegaoker.

The new data center is designed for automated infrastructure provisioning, auto-scaling of both compute and storage for applications through a common management console, backup-restore and disaster recovery capabilities.

In the United Kingdom, NTT has commenced the build of its Hamstead 4 Data Center, near London. The data center will span 9,600 square metres of available data centre space and will support 24 MW of IT load. The opening of the first phase is scheduled for Q4 2021.

NTT is investing approximately £500 million in its UK expansion projects. The company also operates data centers in Slough and Dagenham in East London.

“We continue to expand to meet the demand from our clients for high quality data centre space, and to protect the growing volume of their sensitive data,” says NTT global data centers division EMEA CEO Florian Winkler.

“The UK is one of our fastest growing markets and we are pleased that the expansion in Hemel Hempstead will offer our clients additional space to support their digital business.”

Together, NTT’s London data centers will deliver a total of over 100 MW IT load once all data centers are fully operational.