Cloud is Shaking Up Japan’s Earthquake-Ready Data Centers

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My latest column over at DCK is based on a conversation with the chief executive of Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) Detlef Spang whose company has just opened its latest facility in Japan.

He outlined some of the opportunities and challenges for building out new capacity in Japan. Land costs necessitate multi-story data centers despite the ever present risk of earthquakes.

High energy costs also have to be weighed against humidity levels and temperatures in the summer which make some free-cooling technologies challenging to deploy.

We also touched on Colt’s foray into prefabricated modular designs which it has now scaled back.

For more head over to Data Center Knowledge.

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