Digital Edge DC: Digital Edge expands in Tokyo

Mar 16, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Digital Edge has announced its plans for a new data center in Tokyo, Japan, having entered into a partnership with real estate developer Hulic. Through this partnership, it has created a joint venture, DEH1 Co., Ltd for the development, known as the 'Kobunacho Project,' it will develop its TYO7 carrier-neutral facility in downtown Tokyo, at 7-1 Nihonbashi Kobunacho. While the company hasn't shared specific details about the facility, it has shared that the data center will be Ready-for-Service in early 2025.

Digital Edge CEO Samuel Le called the strategic project "another important step" in the company's journey to build a regional platform and establish a "thriving digital ecosystem across Asia." Le added: "We are pleased to partner with Hulic, a well-respected Tokyo-based real estate developer, to leverage their local market knowledge alongside our data center know-how to provide much-needed digital infrastructure capacity in the heart of Tokyo.:

Meanwhile, Tadashi Nakajima, senior executive managing officer at Hulic, said: "As we look towards the future, we are excited to commence our first data center operation and development project at such an important site in Hulic's history. Digital Edge's experienced management team with their proven track record in Asia make an ideal partner for us as we establish a foothold in Tokyo's fast-growing data center industry and continue to offer the essential services our customers need to thrive."

Kei Furuta, president & chief revenue officer at Digital Edge commented that the project marks the company's ninth data center in Japan and will provide "depth" to its existing platform, offering high-quality colocation and interconnection options to customers in downtown Tokyo. Adding: "This small but strategically located site will complement our other facilities that cater to enterprise, hyperscale, and high power density applications, as we further contribute to the development of Japan's vital digital infrastructure."

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