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Colt DCS launches 27MW hyperscale data centre in Japan

UK-based data centre operator Colt DCS has launched a third hyperscale data centre at its Inzai campus in Japan, 30 kilometres outside of Toyko, to meet increased cloud demand in the Japanese market.


AirTrunk plans 300MW hyperscale data centre in Japan

Hyperscale data centre developer and operator AirTrunk is entering the Japanese market with a beasty 300MW campus in Toyko to meet rising demand for cloud services.


Stonepeak helps raise $1B for digital edge data centres

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, a North American private equity firm, has announced the formation of an independent data centre platform operating under the name Digital Edge. This enterprise will focus on the acquisition and development of data centres and digital infrastructure in the fast-growing APAC region. Digital Edge will launch with $1B in equity capital raised… Read More


Apple supplier Japan Display looks to sell LCD factory

Leading smartphone screen manufacturer and iPhone supplier Japan Display (JDI) is reportedly in talks with Apple and Sharp for the sale of its primary smartphone factory in Hakusan City, western Japan.

The factory may sell for as much as $820 million USD, according to estimates from Nikkei. Japan Display said it was considering all options for the plant, which may include a sale to Apple or Sharp, or a bailout from an asset management company.

JDI also stated that it is currently running a comprehensive equipment and infrastructure assessment at the facility, in advance of a decision on the Hakusan plant’s future.


Fatal fire in AWS Tokyo data centre

A data center in Tokyo was the site of a fatal fire, killing five and injuring 50. The data center is believed to belong to Amazon, as the latest AWS facility in the region. The building, which is located in the Tokyo suburb of Tama, caught fire at 1:45 PM on July 26, and continued… Read More