"In this digital age when everything goes online, the role of data centers has never been more important. Not only are they the essential infrastructure supporting our pillar industries such as trading and finance, but also the catalyst for the development of new industries and applications that add impetus to our economy", said Mrs Fanny Law, Chairperson of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). "We at HKSTP are devoted to staying connected with the industry to foster collaboration and catalyse growth. I congratulate NTT Communications for its foresight in launching this new data center which will benefit both the industry and the society in this era of digital transformation", added Mrs Law.High Power Density and Energy Efficient Cooling Technologies Reduce TCO Land scarcity and high rents in ICT hubs like Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore drive the need for smarter and more cost-efficient data center strategies, and increasing power density 3 provides an answer by optimizing customers' TCO, as more servers can be put on a rack on premises. Yet, failure to maintain stable temperature and humidity levels in ultra-high power density data centers can lead to IT asset failure costs and unplanned downtime for customers. Armed with highly energy efficient and uninterrupted cooling facilities, FDC2 can host an industry-leading power density up to 24kVA per rack with the ability to also host ultra-tall racks up to 54U, for accommodating a maximum number of IT equipment. This is enabled by the facility's advanced cooling technologies such as its Cooling Wall (an innovative front-flow cooling design with hot aisle containment) and the Cooling Battery (the largest thermal energy storage system for data center in Hong Kong). These technologies together not just enable the ultra-high power density with 100% uptime guarantee, but also increases the cooling energy efficiency by over 20% and helps FDC2 achieves a market leading annualized PUE of below 1.5 at full load condition.
Enhanced service visibility for risk managementIncreasingly stringent compliance and pressure to achieve better return-on-investment (ROI) intensify business' need for enhanced service transparency, data visualization and end-to-end lifecycle management of data center critical facilities. FDC2 offers a data driven Virtual Data Center customer portal to provide unprecedented visibility to real-time and historical data center service performance including reliability, capacity and energy efficiency. Customers can reduce their business risk by making fast and informative decision through monitoring of real-time service performance as well as strategizing their data center approach based on historical information. To extend the service level agreement (SLA) guarantee, FDC2 covers the availability of power, cooling, connectivity, security and response time. NTT Communications' unrivalled comprehensive risk management and guaranteed compensation raise the bar of SLA coverage industry-wide. In FY15 financial year, NTT Communications has already opened nine new data centers around the world, including India's largest data center in Mumbai in October and the latest FDC2 in Hong Kong. The company has set aggressive plans to expand global data center footprints beyond Japan and especially in strategic markets like Hong Kong, to better serve the needs of the international enterprise customers. For more information about the FDC2, please visit: www.ntt.com | Twitter@NTT Communications | Facebook@NTT Communications | LinkedIn@NTT About NTT Com AsiaNTT Com Asia is NTT Communications' East Asia headquarters covering Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Korea. The company provides enterprise-class network, data centre, cloud, hosting, e-Commerce solutions, and managed services, and operates its' wholly owned subsidiary HKNet in Hong Kong. Please visit www.ntt.com.hk | www.hknet.com | www.facebook.com/nttca | http://www.linkedin.com/company/ntt-com-asia-limited for further information.