|By JCN Newswire||
|October 7, 2013 01:54 AM EDT||
The Center is built with anti-seismic structures, state-of-the-art technology and flexible design concept which allows for responding to diverse and sophisticated requirements from customers. Its facilities are also equipped for the highest environmental performance. Mitaka Data Center is the first among similar facilities in the vicinity of Tokyo to fully implement an "outdoor air cooling system", capable of achieving a 30 percent reduction in power consumption when compared with conventional data centers. Office space in the North Block of the complex can also be used as the base for the supervision of data center operations, an answer for the increasing emphasis on Business Continuity Planning (BCP).
MC has been providing data center services for about 30 years, and will draw on the successes and know-how accumulated over that period to provide high quality data center services to customers.
The proliferation of smart phones and other mobile devices, the increased use of cloud computing in corporate systems and the rapidly growing introduction of IT into social infrastructure, such as "smart cities", have become somewhat the norm in recent years. Companies are also seeking to improve efficiency and flexibility by engaging networking services that enable them to safely access their data without the limitations of location, time, or computing device. The result of this trend is an increasing demand for data centers.
In Japan, in particular, the Great East Japan Earthquake and the probability of subsequent disasters have inspired business leaders to reflect on how to ensure the protection of information systems and enable business continuity in the event of such disasters. There is also a greater call for data centers to come up with strategies that reduce energy consumption and the burden on the environment.
Special Features of the Mitaka Data Center
1. Accessible, Low-Risk, Business Continuity Friendly Location
The Mitaka Data Center is located in Mitaka City, a suburb of central Tokyo, allowing for easy access by train or car. Located on the Musashino Uplands, Mitaka lies on solid ground, away from active faults. Mitaka is a safe place against tsunami or liquefaction given its 20km distance from the Tokyo Bay coastline. Even in case of disaster, transportation restrictions have minimum impact on access to the Mitaka area. By drawing on its expertise as a global integrated business enterprise, MC has the capacity to complement that element of security by securing and supplying fuel for in-house power generation to ensure uninterrupted power supply, thereby protecting clients' valuable information assets in the event of a disaster.
2. High Level of Disaster-Resistance and Safety
The new building is constructed with the latest anti-seismic structures, consistent with the nationally highest figure of 3.0 on PML(1) assessment. Even with the occurrence of an earthquake the size of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the impact on the Building and IT equipment of customers is expected to minimal. For power supply, both main lines and spare lines for high-tension current are laid to ensure high-volume, high-quality electricity supply, and all the in-house facilities have redundant structures to ensure reliable operation. Generators have fuel storage for 72 hours at full capacity to back up power supply.
The Center is also consistent with a Level 4 classification on the J-Tier(2) assessment, the highest level, for reliability and safety. The building and installations also follow the standards set out by FISC, The Center for Financial Industry Information Systems(3), including the latest state-of-the-art, 24-hour, year-round manned guard security systems for highly reliable levels of stability and enhanced safety.
3. Facility Designed to Respond Flexibly to a Range of Needs
The power connection and air conditioning equipment available in the server room support an average of 6kVA per rack. In addition, the basic floor height is 4,575mm, with a further raised access space of 800mm. The set-up facilitates high-integration, high density mounting and the racks and cages in place allow for tiered installment. In response to the diversity of needs, the space is designed to accommodate weights of up to 1.5t/square meter and allows clients the freedom to choose their own layout. Data center operational services will be provided by IT Frontier, MC's wholly owned subsidiary.
4. High Energy Efficiency and Environmentally Friendly Design
Besides being the only such facility in central Tokyo to provide complete "outdoor air cooling", Mitaka Data Center has implemented PUE 1.22(4) at maximum efficiency based on the use of high-efficiency thermal heating or 'cool pits', and human sensors for lighting. The Center also qualifies for an "S" rank when assessed by the CASBEE(5) measure, having integrated roof greening and the use of rain water into its facilities.
About Mitsubishi Corporation
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC; TSE: 8058) is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses across virtually every industry including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, foods, and environmental business. MC's current activities are expanding far beyond its traditional trading operations as its diverse business ranges from natural resources development to investment in retail business, infrastructure, financial products and manufacturing of industrial goods. With over 200 bases of operations in approximately 80 countries worldwide and a network of over 500 group companies, MC employs a multinational workforce of nearly 60,000 people. For more information, please visit www.mitsubishicorp.com.
Source: Mitsubishi Corporation
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