(Hong Kong – 18 December 2013) — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE:NTT, news, filings), today announced its Hong Kong Financial Data Centre (FDC™) has garnered top honors for innovation at the recent DatacenterDynamics Greater China Awards ceremony, held at Beijing, China on 12 December 2013. The Innovation in the Mega Data-Centre award celebrates the Tier IV-ready data centre’s innovative architecture, milestone achievements and leading-edge facilities.
“It is our great honor to win The Innovation in the Mega Data Centre award, which offers a strong testament to the success of FDC™,” said Mr. Takanobu Maeda, President & CEO of NTT Com Asia Limited. “The award shows that our unique modular design which facilities hybrid-tiering, ultra-low latency, and sustainable infrastructure truly offer a unique value proposition that surpasses the industry. Leveraged on the well-established network via Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE), FDC™ also offers a great commitment to our use of innovation to resolving real-world problems and offering cutting-edge benefits for our data centre customers.”
The 70,000m2 FDC™ scored high in all criteria to beat other three finalists in the Greater China region. Going beyond conventional data centres, the facility offers numerous advantages that were well regarded by the judges. They include:
- Zero downtime with 100% Uptime Service Level Guarantee
- Use of highly advanced green technologies to maximize sustainability along with LEED Gold certification
- High energy efficiency design
- Strong security measures with 8 layers of security checkpoints
- Co-location of cable landing station of the ultra-low latency Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) and the network node of NTT Communications’ global network for direct access to global networks
- Close proximity to the stock trading venue
FDC™ impressed the judges especially with its first-ever introduction of an innovative modular design for hybrid-tiering in Hong Kong. It allows customers to customize individual data centre modules to various tier levels according to the business needs. Its success and popularity are underscored by the fact that over 90% of Phase One capacity of FDC™ is reserved within half year since it was opened in May 2013.
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About DatacenterDynamics Awards
The DatacenterDynamics Awards are seen as the ‘Oscars’ of the data centre industry. The annual competition spans different geographies to recognize leaders and pioneers who are raising the benchmarks and setting new ones for data centres. The Greater China Awards includes 6 established award categories for projects of all sizes, across all sectors.
The Innovation in the Mega-Data Centre award recognizes the tremendous impact of large data centres in sustaining today’s technology-driven world. Defined as a facility over 2.5MW in total energy demand, it is awarded to those who not only overcome the challenges but also offer innovations that extend the value proposition.