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Press Release -- January 10th, 2012
Source: KDDI America
Tags: Colocation, Equipment, Ethernet, Exchange, Video

KDDI America and TELEHOUSE Launch New Data Center in Frankfurt, Germany

New York, NY, January 10, 2012 – KDDI America, Inc. and TELEHOUSE America, U.S. divisions of KDDI CORPORATION, a Global Fortune 500 company and worldwide leader in international telecommunications and data center services, today jointly announced the launch of the newest data center in Europe, TELEHOUSE FRANKFURT.

TELEHOUSE FRANKFURT will launch in February 2012 in Germany and begin providing data center services that meet the TELEHOUSE global standard. TELEHOUSE Holdings Limited, KDDI’s consolidated subsidiary, will purchase 100 percent of Databurg, a data center operator in Germany, and will launch “TELEHOUSE International Corp. of Deutschland GmbH” managing its data center as TELEHOUSE FRANKFURT. With this launch, TELEHOUSE branded data centers will total 43 data center sites in 23 cities and 12 regions worldwide.

TELEHOUSE’s newest addition to their growing portfolio of global facilities is located in Germany’s financial center, Frankfurt which has a superb IT infrastructure and power supply, along with the highest level of new and relevant IT companies in the country. International businesses can count on a strategic point of presence in this secure area with scalable, redundant power and connectivity options. Customers will also have access to Europe’s second largest Internet exchange, DE-CIX, with 404 ISP’s and carriers from over 45 countries.

“KDDI America is pleased to extend their data center offering enabling U.S. customers to expand in key European markets. By providing a state of the art colocation facility in Frankfurt, our U.S. customers will benefit from a resilient environment, carrier-neutral connectivity, as well as strong security, and one of the largest floor spaces in Germany,” says Katsuya Nishimori, Executive Vice President & COO of KDDI America.

TELEHOUSE FRANKFURT will be connected by an ultra-fast Ethernet IP connection “Global Interlink” to other TELEHOUSE data centers located centrally in London, Paris and New York offering the largest city based data center services. TELEHOUSE FRANKFURT also allows connectivity through KDDI’s global network internationally including U.S. and Asia.

(1)   Overview of Data Center

General information Location Central Frankfurt, Germany (approx. 3km from city center)
Total floor area Approx. 229,000 square feet
Electric power facilities Power structure 2-feed loop power receiving system
Private power generation N+1 redundant configuration
UPS N+1 redundant configuration
Air conditioning Air conditioning equipment N+1 redundant configuration
Operation & security Operation system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Languages English and German
Security IC card verification, authentication system and video surveillance

Contents of services
1) Basic services

  • Rack colocation service
  • Customer equipment is accommodated in 19 inch racks provided by TELEHOUSE FRANKFURT.
  • Cage colocation service
  • Spaces enclosed in cages are provided for customers desiring a higher level of security.
  • Open colocation service
  • Rack space and power are available by single rack.

2) Optional services

  • Customer equipment monitoring service. In addition to monitoring, traffic reports and incident record reports are provided.
  • Customer equipment monitoring and maintenance services: Support for incidents are measured according to counter-flows and instructions submitted by Customers in advance. For regular managerial reporting, maintenance services including periodical measures (change of tapes, rebooting machines, and monitoring of machines through visual observation) are conducted.

(2)    Start of services
February 2012 (planned)

For more information, please visit KDDI America at or contact

About KDDI America
KDDI America is a U.S. division of the KDDI Group of companies, a Fortune Global 500 company and leading provider of international telecommunications and colocation facilities around the world. KDDI America provides high-quality network solutions to clients with telecommunication needs throughout Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. KDDI Group is a pioneer and innovator in the Ethernet world, being the first telecom provider to provide switched Ethernet services between Asia and the United States. It is also a leading provider in international data centers and value-added services through its group company, TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information about KDDI America, please visit

Press contact:
Sandra de Novellis
KDDI America

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