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NTT Expands Hosting Services with New Singapore, Malaysia Data Centers

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Japanese telecommunications provider NTT Communications announced on Monday it has officially opened its Singapore Serangoon Data Center and Malaysia Cyberjaya 3 Data Center.

The two data centers, which mark NTT Com’s first self-designed-and-built data centers outside Japan, are the company’s fourth such facility in Singapore and the third in Malaysia.

They will support NTT Com’s ongoing expansion in the fast-growing Asia Pacific region, where the company already operates data centers in 13 countries.

Singapore Serangoon Data Center, which was completed in January and has been fully operational since the end of February, is located in northeastern Singapore.

The tier III-plus data center offers colocation, cloud services, NTT Com’s global network services and other related services. The facility is specifically designed to cater to companies in the financial, information technology and manufacturing sectors.

The data center is connected directly to the Asia Submarine-cable Express, NTT Com’s new undersea cable offering high-speed, high-reliability network environment between Singapore and other Asian locations including Japan.

The $153 million facility hosts 2,500 racks in a total server room area measuring 16,404 square feet.

The second facility, Malaysia Cyberjaya 3 Data Center, started its operation last week. The data center is designed as a remote back-up and offshore site due to Malaysia’s low electricity rates and stable infrastructure. An NTT Com-operated annex building will offer customers convenient on-site office space.

NTT Communications recently acquired a 74 percent stack of Indian web hosting company Netmagic Solutions. This summer, NTT Communications will launch the Asia Submarine-cable Express, a low-latency network system linking major Asia cities.

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