Cloud monitoring and security Operator, Datadog has today announced the launch of its new data center facility, located in Tokyo, Japan.

Marking its first data center in Asia, the new facility is expected to provide localized storage and processing capabilities for both Datadog and its customers, as well as to help them comply with local data privacy and security regulations.

“Our customers in Japan are undergoing rapid digital transformation and we are committed to providing them the same service we provide in other regions, while also complying with local regulations. Our new data center in Tokyo will provide our customers fast, low latency observability and security for their hybrid-cloud environments, while keeping their data in Japan,” said Amit Agarwal, President at Datadog.

While the new data center further expand Datadog’s footprints – with other existing locations including United States, Europe and AWS GovCloud, the company intends to make its existing products available in the new Japan data center.

Recently, AirTrunk also announced the groundbreaking of the second phase of its AirTrunk TOK2 (TOK2) data center facility in West Tokyo. As announced, the new phase of this 110MW TOK2 facility is planned to be scalable to approximately 50 megawatts (MW) of capacity and custom built to meet the needs of its customer upon full built.

Also in Tokyo, Digital Edge Ltd., recently announced that it entered into a partnership with Hulic, a Japanese real estate developer, to develop a carrier neutral data center facility in downtown Tokyo, Japan. Codenamed TYO7, the new facility is to be sited 1 km from Otemachi, the central network hub of Japan, and less than 300m from the company’s existing TYO2 site (formerly known as ComSpace I).

Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS), also recently announced the opening of a new data center facility in Osaka Keihanna, Japan. as announced, the new Osaka Keihanna data center features the delivery of 42,000-meter square of IT space with a designed capacity of 45.9MW, of which the company claims that 75% has already been committed.