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NTT Com Asia

NTT Com Asia deploys NEC's Express 5800/ECO CENTER to become more competitive.

NTT Com Asia Limited, established in 1999 in Hong Kong, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation. As a key arm of NTT Communications' Asia operations, NTT Com Asia has devoted its best effort to becoming the premiere ICT Solution Partner and the communications gateway for global business to develop and manage their operations in Hong Kong and Greater China, offering the best global network services, IP connectivity, data centre, hosting and various ICT services in the region.

Their new Hong Kong Data Centre is a premium installation that official launched in March 2009. As a dedicated Tier III+ data center, it offers unmatched scalability and resiliency, using optimal power and cooling systems and every aspect of the facility is fully redundant to ensure business continuity.

With ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified operations, the data center offers full spectrum of managed data centre and hosting services. The seven-storey building has a total gross area of 212,100 square feet, providing space for more than 3,000 racks of after it is fully equipped. The Data Center provides direct connection to NTT Communications Tier 1 IP Backbone, which tops unbeatable speed and stability in connectivity. It is also carrier neutral with up to 95% geographical coverage in Hong Kong.

Since today's ultra-thin, powerful servers require 24/7 air conditioning, the Hong Kong Data Centre has cooling systems that support exceptionally high power density up to12kVA per rack.

In the spring of 2009, NTT Com Asia deployed NEC's ECO CENTER server in order to consolidate servers and deliver better performance and service for their customers. The engineers in charge of developing and operating the Hong Kong Data Centre had two challenges: maximizing space and reducing power consumption.

NEC ECO ENTER satisfies both challenges, and is a future-ready solution. The installed ECO CENTER optimizes and reduces power consumption through advanced hardware and support for a virtualization environment. The rising cost of a kilowatt of electricity compounded the challenge (along with space-utilization issues).

Says Taylor Man, VP Solution & Product Development NTT Com Asia, "Power cost and space are two of our major cost components for our data center and hosting business. NEC ECO CENTER helps us to reduce space and power cost. Using NEC is a very logical move for us."

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