Toshiba to Supply Modular Data Center for Securities Exchange System in
- To supply the first modular data center for overseas commercial project -
TOKYO & YANGON, Myanmar -- July 2, 2013
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has, with KDDI
Corporation, one of Japan's largest network solution providers, won an order
from Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd., a major Japanese think tank and
consultancy, to supply a modular data center for a securities exchange system
in Myanmar. This will be the first time that Toshiba has supplied its modular
data center in an overseas market.
Daiwa Institute of Research, Japan Exchange Group and the Yangon-based Central
Bank of Myanmar plan to open a securities exchange in Yangon in 2015.
The market for modular data centers is growing. They offer shorter lead times
and lower initial costs than building type data centers, and as they can be
stacked it is very easy to add additional capacity on the same site. In Japan,
Toshiba has supplied modules to data center operators, cloud operators and
enterprises, and they have won high evaluations for energy efficiency. The
company is seeking to expand sales in Japan and overseas.
Toshiba's modular data center offers the robust structure of heavy gauge steel
frame, along with side-air-cooling flow, which is better in a hot and humid
climate like Myanmar's than standard vertical flow. This new approach allows
center operators to reduce power consumption by fans to 1/3 that of vertical
flows. The data centers also integrate redundant systems, allowing continued
operation in the event of a problem with one unit. A voltage stabilizer will
also be built into the securities exchange modules, as power supply voltages
in Myanmar can be irregular.
Governments of Southeast Asia, including Singapore, are promoting incentives
to attract investments, including data centers. In 2012, Toshiba developed and
demonstrated a pilot data center optimized for tropical climates, in
cooperation with Singapore's Nanyang Technological University. The
demonstration indicated that the new system had the potential to cut annual
power consumption by approximately 30%. This is achieved by circulating
unrefrigerated outside air in the cooling system, even in tropical zones.
Building on the momentum of development work Japan and the advances achieved
by the Singapore project, Toshiba will promote further sales of its modular
data centers in Southeast Asia and seek to expand its global business in
energy efficient, low cost modular data centers.
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