Colt Data Centre Services: Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) opens Osaka Keihanna data center

Mar 14, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Colt has launched its ​​45MW facility, located in the Keihanna area of Osaka, following the company first announcing the project in 2021. According to the company, already, 75% of the data center is committed.

Spanning 42,000 sqm (452,000 sq ft), Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO of Colt DCS, said that the launch of Osaka Keihanna represents a “major advancement” in the company’s journey to addressing the needs of customers for a “robust and scalable solution rooted in operational excellence, sustainability, and exceptional customer service.”

Commenting on the expansion, Ellen Hall, Fidelity’s head of Direct Real Estate, said: “We are excited about the official launch of Osaka Keihanna. This is the first development under Fidelity’s joint venture with Mitsui and validates our belief that having local partners in Mitsui and Colt DCS, with long track records in the region, is key to success. We look forward to replicating that success with the additional sites currently under development.”

Meanwhile, Takashi Nakai, general manager of the financial business division of Mitsui & Co, added: "Following the announcement of our joint venture with Fidelity we have been working closely with Colt DCS in every aspect of the delivery of this new facility in Osaka Keihanna." Further, Nakai outlined that the demand for sustainable hyperscale data center services and solutions across Japan is "unprecedented." "Enabling businesses to undertake their digital transformation journey is critical in order for businesses to enter new markets faster than the competition. With the launch of the new Osaka Keihanna facility we are confident the capacity we are delivering with this data centre will satisfy both the immediate and future capacity requirements of our customers," Nakai added.