NTT Ltd, the London-based technology and services provider owned by Japan’s NTT corporation, has announced the formation of a new global data centres division. This division will incorporate a variety of data centre companies that previously sat under the NTT Communications brand, including e-shelter, Gyron, Netmagic, NTT Indonesia Nexcenter and RagingWire, giving it one of the largest data centre platforms in the world.
By consolidating its data centre brands into one new division, NTT is hoping that it can offer customers an enhanced experience, with clients now only having to deal with one brand globally rather than a selection of smaller sub-brands. The company already has over 160 data centres spanning more than 20 countries and regions, and with the pooled resources, the firm could expand even further.
“We understand the core challenges our clients grapple with today as they move along the road of digital transformation,” said Ryuichi Matsuo, executive vice president for NTT Ltd’s Global Data Centers division.
“Having one data centre partner covering their global requirements makes it easier for clients to reach their business objectives, in a time where huge growth in cloud and data usage is creating a growing demand for data center capacity. So, we are bringing together our global data centre businesses into one entity, offering a comprehensive end-to-end stack of data centre solutions and services to support our clients’ demands.”
Courtney Munroe, group vice president of Global Telecommunications Research at IDC, commented, “NTT Ltd’s launch of its newly consolidated Global Data Centers division will provide a competitive boost to the entity.
“NTT Ltd is one of the largest global providers, and it is perhaps the world’s leading data centre provider outside North America, with an industry leading presence in key metro markets around the world. NTT Ltd also has class-leading expertise in cutting edge cooling and customisable data centre technologies. Most importantly, NTT Ltd brings a unique blend of end-to-end full stack capabilities, including networking and carrier network interconnection, hybrid cloud capabilities and lifecycle management services. NTT Ltd is ideally positioned to serve global hyperscale entities, as well as enterprises seeking a comprehensive one-stop solution.”
Clients will have access to full-stack technology solutions (from data centre and network infrastructure to applications) and full-lifecycle services (from consultancy to fit-out services to ongoing management) with end-to-end managed services.
The new Global Data Centers division, under the leadership of Ryuichi Matsuo, consists of four regions that cover Americas, APAC, EMEA and India.
The leaders who will run the regional data center affiliate companies are Doug Adams (Americas), Takahiro Nagata (APAC), Florian Winkler (EMEA) and Sharad Sanghi (India). The global function leadership team members are Takahiro Wada (Business Management), Kevin Dalton (Construction and Engineering), Kei Ito (Data Center Asset co.), Adam Tamburini (Hyperscale Sales), Bob Woolley (Operations), Naoyuki Inoue (Product Management), Junichiro Akanuma (Retail Sales), John Eland (Strategy and Corporate Development) and Masayuki Inoue (System Development).
In the US, the global data centre platform has operations in key markets such as Ashburn (VA), Sacramento (CA) and Dallas (TX), with expansion plans already in place for Silicon Valley (CA), Chicago (IL) and Hillsboro (OR). In APAC, the platform locations include Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cyberjaya, Bangkok and Jakarta. In EMEA, locations include London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, Madrid, and Johannesburg. In India, NTT Ltd has significant data centre operations in Mumbai, Bangalore, Noida, and Chennai.