The joint venture MC Digital Realty, announced today the official opening of its second datacenter KIX11 on its Osaka campus, Japan. This new facility is about 20km from the central Osaka area.

KIX11 is a four-story facility that spans over 23,000 square meters of floor area, reinforced with seismic isolation systems and developed to deliver up to 28MW of total IT capacity.

“The completion of KIX11 marks another milestone in the growth of our platform in Japan and an important step towards realizing the enormous potential of our partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation,” said William Stein, Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer.

MC Digital Realty, says its expansion is targeted to serve the growing number of Japanese enterprises that are migrating their digital footprint from on-premise facilities to third-party service providers. With the opening of KIX11, the joint venture now operates four data centers in Japan; two in Tokyo and the other two in Osaka. Separately, MC Digital Realty recently closed an acquisition deal on a five-acre land parcel in Tokyo to develop a new, 35.6 MW data center by 2021.

“MC Digital Realty’s investment in this state-of-the-art facility reflects our long-term commitment to the Japanese market,” said Koichi Takita, MC Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer.  “IT outsourcing is still in the very early stages in Japan, and MC Digital Realty is uniquely well positioned to support the digital ambitions of Japanese enterprise customers as well as global clients seeking world-class data center solutions in the region.”

Digital Realty on its own, is a real estate investment trust that focuses on carrier-neutral data centers investments and provides colocation and peering services. Within the Asia Pacific region, Digital Realty now operates a network of data centers located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Melbourne and Sydney.

Mark Smith, Managing Director, Digital Realty, Asia Pacific; adds thus, “Osaka is a thriving financial and colocation center, and a gateway for international exchanges.  The expansion of our Osaka connected campus strengthens our global data center platform and enhances our ability to serve rapidly growing customer demand in the region.”