MC Digital Realty, a 50/50 joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and Digital Realty has just announced the official opening of a new data center building on its Osaka campus.

Codenamed KIX13, the new data center is a three-story facility, reinforced with seismic isolation systems, and the fourth building on MC Digital Realty’s 23,000 square meters Osaka data center campus, planned to offer 21MW of IT capacity.

“We have been working to create a next-generation interconnection platform that goes beyond the “traditional” data center business to create new business opportunities and value-added services for our customers,” said Bampo Tezuka, Representative Director, CEO, MC Digital Realty, Inc.

“Our Osaka campus offers flexible scalability, robust power supply capacity suitable for high load servers and stringent security compliant with international standards. Along with colocation services for enterprises offered within the same campus, we strive to further extend Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL🄬 to offer our customers the global data center platform to support their digital transformation needs.”

As announced, the addition of KIX13 to the carrier-neutral Osaka campus will bring the total IT capacity at the campus to over 70MW, while expecting to serve the accelerating consumer and enterprise demand for cloud services in Japan

“The completion of KIX13 takes the MCDR Osaka campus to the next level, offering customers a spectrum of solutions that break down barriers to achieve our goal of creating a global connected-data community,” said Serene Nah, Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific, Digital Realty.

“Acceleration of Data Gravity in Japan is expected to be amongst the highest in the world by 2024. KIX13 not only expands MCDR’s Osaka footprint but also extends the reach of Digital Realty’s world-class data center platform to help our customers in Japan and globally to mitigate the challenges of Data Gravity.”

The official opening of the second datacenter KIX11 on the Osaka campus was announced in June 2019 – a four-story facility that is reinforced with seismic isolation systems and developed to deliver up to 28MW of total IT capacity. The company claims that the campus is an important pillar of Digital Realty’s strategy to strengthen its network of connected communities in APAC and globally.