NTT Communications plans new data center

NTT Corporation´s (TOKYO: 9432) (NYSE: NTT) network, cloud, and international communications business, NTT Communications Corp. reported that Gyron Internet Ltd., an NTT Com group company, will start construction of a new data centre, UK Hemel Hempstead 3, to meet the growing demand for scalable and reliable colocation services.

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 centre 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, visit http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201309184723/

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. For further information, see www.ntt.com/ , www.twitter.com/nttcom , www.facebook.com/nttcomtv , and http://www.linkedin.com/company/ntt-communications

Founded in March 2000, Gyron provides highly resilient and energy-efficient data centre 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. For further information, visit www.gyron.net

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