Colt Data Centre Services has started construction of a new facility at Keihanna Science City in the Kansai area between Kyoto and Osaka. The company’s fourth hyperscale data centre in Japan will provide 42,000 sq m of technical space and IT capacity of 45MW. The facility is set to go live in early 2023.
Padraig MacColgain, VP and Head of APAC at Colt DCS said: “The acquisition of this site is another stake in the ground for us, demonstrating the momentum of our hyperscale strategy and cementing our foothold in APAC.
The developments followed news in July that Colt DCS owner Fidelity had entered into a joint venture with Mitsui to provide advanced hyperscale data centres in Japan, with potential further growth in APAC. At the time, Colt DCS had 50MW of existing built capacity in Japan, with the JV deal set to drive this to 140MW. The Fidelity-owned firm pre-sold 94% of capacity before the launch of its Inzai Three facility in November last year.