NTT Communications to Double UK Server Room Area with New Data Center

    NTT Communications to Double UK Server Room Area with New Data Center

  PR Newswire

  TOKYO, Sept. 19, 2013

TOKYO, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT
Com), the network, cloud and international communications business within NTT
Corporation (TOKYO: 9432; NYSE: NTT), announced on September 19 that Gyron
Internet Limited, an NTT Com group company and the UK's leading data center
service provider, will start construction of a new data center, UK Hemel
Hempstead 3, to meet the growing demand for scalable and reliable colocation

Located at a 38,500 square-meter site near the two Gyron data centers already
operating in Hemel Hempstead, northwest of London, the new facility will start
providing approximately 10,000 square meters of server room from spring 2015,
more than doubling the total server room area in the UK.

By using advanced green technology for cooling such as end wall injection air
conditioning, water-side economization and chimney racks to expel heat, the
facility achieves a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of under 1.2, putting it
among the most energy efficient data centers in the UK. It will also be the
first data center in the UK to offer the option of a chillerless cooling
system, which opens up approximately 30% more energy capacity for ICT systems
without expanding its power system. The facility further reduces NTT Com's
environmental load by using rain water in the air conditioning, generating
electricity from solar panels, and using heat from the server equipment to
warm office areas in the winter. For more information about the green
technology, please visit

By incorporating a modular design concept, electric power, air conditioning
and communication equipment are scalable in each server room, and redundancy
systems can be freely set. Tier IV upgrades are also available as customers
require. Moreover, the facility will incorporate security measures beyond the
industry standard, including a four-meter-high peripheral fence, barriers
against vehicle attacks and fire-prevention equipment installed in each

The high-speed, high-quality networks connecting the new facility with other
NTT Com data centers will enable the low-cost, low-latency access necessary to
effectively provide a hybrid cloud environment that combines on-premise
systems, colocation and NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud to better meet varied
customer demand and optimize ICT systems. In addition, the high-speed
connections between Gyron's three Hemel Hempstead data centers will allow them
to operate essentially as one data center, making it fast and easy to provide
more server equipment and virtual servers for customers expanding their

In the UK, the data center market grew by more than 20% in 2012 compared to
the previous year due to strong demand from the technology, media and telecom
industries. The demand for hybrid cloud services has likewise been growing and
global service providers such as have increasingly chosen NTT
Com's UK data centers. The new facility at Hemel Hempstead will enable NTT Com
to meet the demand of this active market.

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About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud
services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT)
environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's
worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP Network, Arcstar
Universal One™ VPN network reaching 160 countries/regions, and over 140 secure
data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of
NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.

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About Gyron

Founded in March 2000, Gyron provides highly resilient and energy-efficient
data center services, supporting business critical IT applications for
customers across the world. The company offers colocation on both a wholesale
and retail basis, along with associated connectivity and management services,
all supported by comprehensive 100% availability Service Level Guarantees.
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For more information on NTT Com and Gyron see: NTT Com acquires 85% stake in
Gyron, leading UK data center service provider ( )

Contact: (Mr.) Shinji Yamaguchi, (Mr.) Hiroshi Seo, (Mr.) Kazuya Tsunakawa,
Cloud Services, NTT Communications Corporation, Tel: +81-3-6733-9511, e-mail:
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