Digital Edge will launch its first self-built data centre in Osaka, boosting its regional footprint to four data centres in Japan by 2022.
Located in the Osaka Central Business District, the facility - with a capacity of up to 2,600 cabinets and 14MW- will support the growth of key financial, manufacturing, electronics and entertainment industries in Japan by serving the growing demand for co-location and interconnection services in Osaka.
Fuelled by its concentration of businesses and growing innovation and start-up scene, Osaka’s co-location market is expected to reach USD983 million by 2025, growing at a 5-year CAGR of 18% between 2021 and 2025.
The new data centre is part of Digital Edge’s efforts to create an interconnection-focused ecosystem that will connect to its facilities in Tokyo and the rest of Asia.
“The pent-up demand for interconnect centric, low latency retail colocation service from network, cloud, content, and enterprise verticals far outstrips the current supply on the market. We are aiming to make our OSA1 data center the next major network and interconnect hub for Osaka,” said Kei Furuta, President of Digital Edge.