Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 23 - Page 16

NEWS

ESR accelerating data center efforts with 20MW new development in Tokyo enabling the creation of a 20 megawatt IT load data center . The new facility is expected to commence operations in September 2025 . It will provide 20MW of new data center capacity to support the community of enterprises located in west-central Tokyo , including existing operators , as well as new market entrants in the wider , supplyconstrained Tokyo market .

“ Tokyo is the primary hub for international firms to access the Japan market ,” said Diarmid Massey , CEO , Data centers of ESR .

ESR Cayman , one of APAC ’ s largest real asset managers , has acquired a key data center asset in Higashi Kurume , which is in the Mitaka area of Tokyo , Japan .

This asset is primely located in one of Tokyo ’ s most established data center clusters and comprises three office buildings within a total site area of 20,900 square metres ,
“ Its geographical location as the most prominent technology and financial market situated in the north-west of Asia has resulted in it becoming one of the first landing points for a sizable number of submarine cables to connect the western US to the rest of Asia . Japan remains as one of the largest data center markets in the APAC region and hence a highly important strategic market for ESR .”

ServiceNow opens two India-based data centers in response to strong customer growth

ServiceNow has launched local data center facilities in Mumbai and Bangalore , strengthening its commitment to help Indian customers embrace innovative digital solutions and meet local data residency preferences .

“ India is a top growth market for ServiceNow and we are seeing larger local organizations partnering with us to benefit from the power of our platform to drive their Digital Transformation needs ,” said Arun Balasubramanian , ServiceNow Managing Director , India and SAARC .
“ ServiceNow is committed to manage data locally and meet India ’ s data protection and sovereignty standards . The new data centers enable even more financial services , technology and other regulated verticals to reap the benefits of ServiceNow ’ s single , unifying platform for digital business .” With forecasts for the India data center market set to grow more than 15 % through to 2027 , ServiceNow invested in the new data center locations with sustainability top of mind .
“ As more companies take bold steps to leverage ServiceNow ’ s innovative digital solutions to modernize their business and better serve customers and employees , more experts are needed to help them with integration ,” added Balasubramanian .
“ The skills drive supplements existing NextGen and Partner Training and Certification programs , enabling thousands of Indian workers the opportunity to build rewarding careers within our fast-growing ecosystem .”
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