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Press Release -- July 4th, 2011
Source: NTT Communications
Tags: Construction, Exchange, Expansion, IPv6

NTT Com to Launch New Data Center in Malaysia

TOKYO, JAPAN and CYBERJAYA, MALAYSIA   NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and its wholly owned Malaysian subsidiary, NTT MSC Sdn. Bhd. (NTT MSC), announced today that NTT MSC will begin construction of the new Cyberjaya 3 Data Center in July, aiming to launch commercial operation of this Tier III-ready facility by June 2012.

Located within Cyberjaya, the Cyberjaya 3 Data Center will join NTT Com's Cyberjaya 1 and Cyberjaya 2 data centers in meeting the expanding needs of Southeast Asian customers. It will offer high-quality, low-cost services based on the NTT Com Group's strict global standards aligned with those of global organizations such as the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), The Uptime Institute, Inc. (TUI) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE).

"By leveraging on the key strengths of Malaysia, we will offer customers a Tier-III -ready data center at a low total-cost-of-ownership." said Fumitoshi Imaizumi, President and CEO of NTT MSC. "Malaysia offers cost advantages, well-developed infrastructure, a large talent pool and good governmental support for infrastructure development. Such strengths have propelled Malaysia into the position of one of the world's top-three outsourcing destinations."

The facility will feature redundant systems for commercial power supply, cooling, uninterruptible power supply, power generator and power distribution, plus robust systems for fire and flood prevention. It is expected to be certified under the Green Building Index (GBI), Malaysia's green rating index for buildings, as an environmentally friendly data center that employs renewable-energy technologies, including solar panels, double-walled structures for improved insulation and recycled rain water.

Built with modular architecture for flexible expansion, the facility will offer convenient on-site office space, a rarity among local facilities, as part of its total disaster recovery solution. Full-time professional support will be provided by NTT MSC's multilingual team for the total management of customer networks and servers.

NTT Com has been offering data center services since 2002 through NTT MSC based in Cyberjaya, the hub of the MSC Malaysia (formerly Multimedia Super Corridor) initiative. Malaysia's relatively low incidence of earthquakes, tsunami and other natural disasters, as well as low electricity rates, make this an ideal location for disaster recovery and offshore relocation.

Customers of the new Cyberjaya 3 Data Center will receive the added benefit of extra-low-latency, extra-reliable services when the Asia Submarine-cable Express connecting Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines and Singapore starts up in 2012. Customers in Malaysia will enjoy high-speed, large-capacity Internet access via NTT Com's global IP backbone and Arcstar Global IP-VPN. Service will be supported with abundant POP available at the Cyberjaya 3 Data Center, enabling customers to directly connect to the backbone without access lines or worries about network costs. For further details about the Asia Submarine-cable Express, please visit www.ntt.com/aboutus_e/news/data/20110131.html.

 

About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html.

About NTT MSC Sdn Bhd

NTT MSC Sdn. Bhd., established in 1997, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation. NTT MSC was awarded Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Pioneer Status from the Government of Malaysia and now provides global network, data center, system integration and a full suite of Internet services to enterprise customers and service providers. Since early 2011, NTT MSC began full-scale operations of NTT Communications’ Global Delivery and Operations Center, offshore outsourcing services that support the deployment of NTT Communications’ Arcstar™ global network services. For more information, please visit www.my.ntt.com

For more information
Kumiko Okumura
Global Business Division
NTT Communications
Tel. +81 3 6733 8141

Ho Yee Chung
Corporate and Commercial Relations Division
NTT MSC Sdn. Bhd.
Tel. +60 3 8319 0000
product@arc.net.my

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