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THE 102-ACRE CAMPUS WILL HAVE SEVEN DATA CENTERS OFFERING A TOTAL OF 240 MEGAWATTS ( MW ) OF CRITICAL IT LOAD AND 1.5 MILLION SQ FT OF SPACE .
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NTT to build seventh US data center campus in Phoenix

Phoenix , Arizona , is to act as the new data center campus for NTT . The 102-acre campus will eventually house seven data centers , all built to LEED standards .

NTT , a world-leading global technology services provider , has announced that its Global Data Centers Americas division is building a new data center campus in Phoenix , Arizona , as a strategic addition to a rapidly expanding portfolio .

With recently opened campuses in Chicago , Hillsboro and Santa Clara , the new Phoenix campus , slated to open in early 2022 , will be the fourth US market NTT has launched in since February 2021 , growing its footprint from three to seven campuses .
Masaaki Moribayashi , President and Board Director , NTT , said : “ We are pleased to take this next step in our US expansion plans with a new Phoenix campus . We ’ re continuing to show all of our clients who would like to accelerate their business growth through Digital Transformation that we ’ re committed to growing our global portfolio to better serve them and their business goals .”
Located in Mesa , Arizona , the 102-acre campus will have seven data centers offering a total of 240 megawatts ( MW ) of critical IT load and 1.5 million sq ft of space , along with an on-site dedicated substation . The first data center will offer 36MW across six 6MW vaults and 126,000 sq ft of data floor space , suitable for deployments of all sizes .
Doug Adams , CEO for the Global Data Centers Americas division , NTT , said : “ The number of clients and major providers currently in the region , or set to be there soon , speaks to the fact that Phoenix has become a real data center destination . We want to have a presence in the markets that make the most sense for our clients – Phoenix stood out as one of those markets and the city of Mesa , in particular , was the perfect fit .”
Mesa is attracting data center providers and high-tech manufacturers from all over the world with more than 1,000 acres of shovelready property , a streamlined entitlement process and competitive Foreign Trade Zone .
“ Mesa is becoming one of the nation ’ s premier strategic hubs for companies like NTT , thanks to our affordable power and robust fibre network ,” added John Giles , Mesa ’ s Mayor , “ NTT has made an excellent decision in selecting our Elliot Road Tech corridor as the home for their new data center campus .”
NTT ’ s presence in the region will support the growing data center market , which is bringing jobs and economic benefits to Arizona .
The Phoenix campus will be built to LEED ( Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design ) certified specifications for Core and Shell , signaling NTT controls the design and construction of the entire mechanical , electrical , plumbing and fire protection system . This design will conserve energy and reduce water usage at each of the data centers . LEED is the most widely used green building rating system and building to these standards highlights NTT ’ s commitment to design and develop efficient data centers . p

THE 102-ACRE CAMPUS WILL HAVE SEVEN DATA CENTERS OFFERING A TOTAL OF 240 MEGAWATTS ( MW ) OF CRITICAL IT LOAD AND 1.5 MILLION SQ FT OF SPACE .

The Phoenix data center market ’ s growth makes it one of the most dynamic in the country , and it ’ s poised for even more growth in the coming years .
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