Global data center services provider NTT Ltd., has just opened two new data centers in Chicago, Illinois and Hillsboro, Oregon; each having a capacity of 36MW.

The new Chicago and Hillsboro data centers are the first facilities to open at NTT’s two new campus locations with plans to expand the Chicago campus to 72MW and the Hillsboro campus to 126MW. Also, the new data center campuses now join three other operational campus locations in the American region, including Sacramento, California; Dallas, Texas; and Ashburn, Virginia.

“2021 is going to be a year like no other for our division and opening these two new data centers is just the beginning. Not only will we continue to expand both the Hillsboro and Chicago campuses, but we’re also looking forward to our new Silicon Valley campus, expansion in Ashburn, as well as breaking ground in Phoenix. These efforts underline our commitment to put our clients at the center and bring data center services to key data center markets across the Americas,” said Doug Adams, NTT Ltd.’s CEO for the Global Data Centers division in the Americas.

The 36MW Chicago data center sits on a 19-acre campus site in Itasca, Illinois, which is about 27 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and about 25 minute drive from the O’Hare International Airport. The multi-carrier facility is targeted at serving national enterprises, hyperscale cloud, and IT services firms.

The second 36MW data center is situated on a 47-acre campus at the center of the Pacific Northwest technology hub in Hillsboro and boasts of the ability to meet sustainability goals with optional carbon-neutral IT and 100% renewable energy options. NTT’s Hillsboro data center campus is also a multi-carrier facility and upon full build, the campus is expected to offer about 1 million square feet of data center space.

Few weeks ago, NTT launched its fifth data center in Malaysia CBJ5, a hyperscale facility located within the company’s Cyberjaya data center campus. CBJ5 is a Tier IV data center which is expected to deliver up to 6.5MW of critical IT load capacity with a total space of 107,000 square feet.