SINGAPORE, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced today that the construction of the Singapore Serangoon Data Center has been successfully completed. The data center is designed to serve the needs of financial services industry and enterprises that require high power, low latency networks and a stable and secured infrastructure to build on their private cloud. NTT Com marked the occasion with a cornerstone laying ceremony where articles were placed in a time capsule.
The construction has been carried out by NTT Worldwide Telecommunications Corporation (NTT WT) and the services will be offered through NTT Singapore Pte. Ltd. (NTT Singapore), both of which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of NTT Com.
Serangoon Data Center, as well as NTT Com's data centers in Hong Kong and Japan are strategically located in close proximity of the stock exchanges to provide low latency networks to the financial industry for high-frequency electronic trading. The data center is also able to host high density racks of up to 12kVA and is fitted with IPv6 ready infrastructure.
"Many of the world's major financial institutions are increasingly shifting their focus to Asia and this has seen the growth of Asian financial hubs, particularly in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo," said Mr Takeshi Kazami, President and CEO of NTT Singapore. "The Singapore Serangoon Data Center puts NTT Communications in a prime position to support the connectivity needs of the financial sector in Asia. This move also supports our strategy to expand business in the fast-growing Asian region which is expected to account for 40 percent of the global economy in 2030."
The Serangoon Data Center incorporates NTT Com's exacting standards for uniform, world-class data-center services, facilities and operations. NTT Com's standards are closely aligned with those of globally recognized organizations, such as the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), The Uptime Institute, Inc. (TUI) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE).
"The Singapore Serangoon Data Center is purpose-built and is designed to be Tier IV ready to serve those mission critical IT systems of multinational corporations. The data center has received the Green Mark Platinum Award by the Singapore Building and Construction Authority. This certifies the building is environment-friendly, and utilizes water and energy efficiently," said Mr. Kazunori Tanaka, President and CEO of NTT WT.
The Serangoon Data Center will be fully operational by end of February 2012 and NTT Com will be holding a grand opening ceremony in Singapore in April 2012.
For sales enquiries, please contact NTT Singapore at +65 6438 3101.
For more information about NTT Com's Asian strategy, visit www.ntt.com/worldwide/topics-asia/index.html.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications' extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar Universal One™, Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications 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/index-e.html.
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