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14-story data centre to be part of Osaka skyline

Written by Thu 26 Jan 2023

Japanese digital infrastructure company, Optage, has announced plans to build a 14-story data centre in Osaka, Japan. This will be the company’s fifth data centre.

The ‘Optage Sonezaki Data Center’ will be located in the Kita-ku ward to meet growing demand for digital infrastructure that provides low-latency access to cloud services.

Expected to open in January 2026, the carrier-neutral facility will span more than 24,000 square feet, taking advantage of fibre optic links to popular cloud and Internet Exchange access points.

With the aim to become a carbon-neutral green data centre, Optage will power the facility using renewable resources like solar, wind and water. Cooling will be achieved using high-efficiency air conditioning and optimised air flow designs that can be reconfigured to adapt to greater heat generation caused by advances and adoption of IoT and AI.

To mitigate the effects from potential earthquakes and ensure disaster recovery, the data centre is built with a seismic isolation design and a redundant power supply that can run continuously for 72 hours.

Construction on the Osaka data centre is expected to commence in November 2023.

Optage was established in 1988 and is wholly owned by Kansai Electric Company. The company specialises in telecommunications, cable broadcasting, electric power retailing, as well as design and build of digital infrastructure.

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Written by Thu 26 Jan 2023

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