January 28, 2009
NTT Com to Launch Data Center & e-VLAN POP in Shanghai
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced today that it has agreed with China Telecom Shanghai, a subsidiary of China Telecom Group, one of the nation’s biggest fixed and mobile phone operators, to launch the Yuanqu Data Center in Shanghai on February 2.
NTT Com also announced that the data center will introduce Global e-VLAN point of presence (POP) to provide international wide-area Ethernet service on February 2. Customers will be able to connect their servers and systems to a high-speed backbone network directly on the premises of the data center, thereby minimizing connection costs.
Data centers are a key way that NTT Com supports secure, stable, optimized operations of corporate customers on a worldwide basis. NTT Com data centers in 27 cities of Asia-Pacific, North and South America and Europe place a special emphasis on providing globally consistent solutions for multinational customers.
The rapid increase of global companies operating in China has raised the demand for high-quality, high-reliability data centers offering seamless connection to international wide-area networks, such as the new Yuanqu Data Center. The facility will provide co-location, managed operation (monitoring, maintenance, security, etc.) and network, including NTT Com’s Arcstar Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN services. Shanghai NTT Telecommunications Engineering Co., Ltd will provide customer support in Japanese, Chinese and English on a 24/7 basis.
Completely redundant facilities will be offered for commercial power supply, air conditioning, UPS, and electricity generation and distribution, with no single point of failure, enabling a Tier 3 ranking by The Uptime Institute (TUI). The data center will also use multiple carriers to provide backup connection and Internet access.
NTT Com assisted China Telecom Shanghai in both the design and construction of the data center based on NTT Com’s high standards for excellent, uniformly global data-center services. These standards, which comprehensively cover a wide range of conditions amounting to some 130 items, are closely aligned with international standards including TIA, TUI and ASHRAE. They also incorporate the specialized knowledge and expertise that NTT Com has developed over more than 10 years of proven data-center management.
NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Com delivers high-quality voice, data and IP services to customers around the world. The company is renowned for its diverse information and communication services, expertise in managed networks, hosting and IP networking services, and industry leadership in IPv6 transit technology. The company's extensive global infrastructure includes Arcstar™ private networks and a Tier 1 IP backbone (connected with major ISPs worldwide), both reaching more than 150 countries, as well as secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Com is the wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world's largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com.