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Due to growth in the cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly common and appealing alternative to the traditional software as a product. With SaaS, software is hosted on a platform that services a specific use case for the service. SaaS is used in many applications across every industry from finance to manufacturing. Take, for example, the gaming industry where cloud-based gaming has changed the entire landscape with multiplayer online editions. These games use real-time simulation, massive computing power, and AI for decision trees and pathfinding. AI has improved gaming on many fronts from design and development to functionality and how it is played. However, these applications need a massively distributed computing and streaming platform that offers secure access to all players. As it is too costly and difficult for gaming companies to individually build these massive gaming platforms, only the cloud can make this possible. In addition, any software that…
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United Kingdom, London – NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers division is expanding its worldwide co-location data center platform with new facilities across key markets. NTT Ltd., one of the world’s largest data center providers, operates a platform with over 500,000 sqm of colocation space across 160 data centers located in more than 20 countries and regions.

“Organizations today demand an ever-expanding global platform to reach their growing digital business objectives,” said Masaaki Moribayashi, Senior Executive Vice President, Services for NTT Ltd. “That’s why we continue to expand our portfolio of the best data centers in new and existing markets that complement our global geographic footprint.”


While meeting the growing demand from the market, NTT has also committed to following sustainable best practices where possible while growing its global data center platform.

“All our new data centers will be set up for clients to use renewable energy if they choose, as NTT invests in a sustainable future for our planet,” said Moribayashi. “Our data centers are strategically located to support interconnected ecosystems around the world’s most important business and government hubs and will include the latest data center technology for security, reliability and energy efficiency.”

NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers division will soon launch new data center capability in India, the UK, Japan, USA, Germany, Malaysia and Indonesia. When fully complete, these data centers will provide over 400 megawatts (MW) of IT load across these markets.

  • Mumbai, India – NTT Ltd. will go live with its new Mumbai 7 Data Center by Q3 2020 in its Chandivali campus. The Mumbai 7 Data Center will offer 25 MW of IT load. The Mumbai 7 Data Center will be the third data center in the Chandivali campus, totaling 61 MW of IT load and is well connected by fiber from all four sides. Also, this data center is a quick 15-minute drive from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai.
  • London, UK – NTT Ltd.’s new London 1 Data Center is scheduled to open during Q3 2020. The London 1 Data Center is capable of 64 MW at full buildout, with 8 MW available at the facility’s opening. This facility will interconnect with NTT Ltd.’s five existing data centers around London to deliver over 100MW of IT load when fully completed. The London 1 Data Center is in Dagenham, east London, close to London’s Docklands, which is the UK’s Internet hub and backbone for global connectivity, which facilitates the majority of the London Internet Exchanges (LINX’s).
  • Tokyo, Japan – For NTT Ltd.’s data center coverage in Japan, NTT Communications will complete a new data center that will be operational in Q3 2020.
    Hillsboro, Oregon, USA – NTT Ltd. is pre-leasing space now at its first data center campus in Hillsboro, Oregon. In Q3 2020, the first 6 MW at the Hillsboro 1 Data Center is coming online as part of an existing building that is being repurposed to the highest-level data center. NTT Ltd.’s 47-acre Hillsboro campus will eventually hold five data centers totaling 144 MW and will be directly connected to the ultra-high count fiber ring which serves as a cross connect for several transpacific submarine cables that reduce latency between the U.S. and high-growth Asian markets.
  • Ashburn, Virginia, USA – In Ashburn, Virginia, the largest and most sought-after data center market in the world, NTT Ltd. is constructing its fifth data center. The two-story Ashburn 5 Data Center will offer 32 MW, with 8 MW ready in Q3 2020. This will bring NTT Ltd.’s total Ashburn footprint to 108 MW over its five buildings. Three of those buildings are on NTT Ltd.’s fenced, secure, 78-acre Ashburn campus, which has room for four more buildings.
  • Munich, Germany – NTT Ltd. has completed the shell of its second building within the Munich 2 Data Center campus. The new building is scheduled to go online in Q4 2020 and once completed the campus will provide 14 MW of IT load for clients. The Munich area is the economical and digital hub of Southern Germany. The Munich 2 Data Center also hosts a Technology Experience Lab and is part of the scalable network and connectivity ecosystem of NTT.
  • Cyberjaya, Malaysia – NTT Ltd. is constructing its fifth data center at its Cyberjaya campus, which is 30 km away from the center of Kuala Lumpur. The new Cyberjaya 5 Data Center with 5.6 MW of critical IT load will come online in Q4 2020 and is designed to meet the requirements of hyperscalers and high-end enterprises.
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA – NTT Ltd. is pre-leasing now for the new Chicago data center campus located on a 19-acre site. A pair of two-story 36 MW buildings will total 72 MW of scalable critical IT load at full buildout. The first building, the Chicago 1 Data Center, will bring 6 MW online in Q1 2021.
  • Jakarta, Indonesia – NTT Ltd.’s new campus in Bekasi, Indonesia is capable of 45 MW of critical IT load once fully developed. The new campus, to be known as the Indonesia Jakarta 3 Data Center, will be the largest data center in Indonesia and is expected to open in the first half of 2021.

NTT Ltd. also has plans in place for next year to develop new data centers in Johannesburg, Silicon Valley, Madrid, and Phoenix, as well as building additional capacity in Mumbai, London, Vienna, Zurich, Berlin and Frankfurt.

“We are pleased to leverage our deep construction expertise and the strength of our capital resources to extend our line of data center facilities – with more to come,” said Ryuichi Matsuo, Executive Vice President for NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers division. “By increasing our global footprint during this pandemic, we can support our clients as their demand increases for reliable, robust cloud services, cloud communications, digital entertainment and new technology such as artificial intelligence.”

NTT Ltd. data center clients have access to full-stack technology solutions from data center, network, voice and video infrastructure and managed services. NTT Ltd. has vast expertise in building technologically advanced data centers with low total cost of ownership and high redundancy. NTT Ltd.’s global data center platform enables end-to-end solutions for clients to balance their critical IT load across most major global locations.

About the Global Data Centers division of NTT Ltd.
Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. and incorporates DPA, e-shelter, Gyron, Netmagic, NTT Indonesia Nexcenter, RagingWire and other NTT Communications group data center divisions. Our combined global platform is one of the largest in the world, with over 160 data centers spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, APAC, EMEA and India. As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier 1 global IP network. Our clients include hyperscalers and global enterprises across all industries, including the financial, media, gaming, healthcare, manufacturing and retail industries and public sector.

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AMSTERDAM – Leaseweb Global, a leading hosting and cloud services provider, today announced the launch of Leaseweb Cloud Connect. A hybrid cloud solution, Leaseweb Cloud Connect enables customers to seamlessly connect their Leaseweb-hosted infrastructure to their public cloud or hyperscaler environment— and to allow sharing of data and applications between them. In partnership with Megaport, a leading Network as a Service provider, Leaseweb Cloud Connect will initially provide connectivity to AWS, with plans already in place to add other leading hyperscalers throughout the rest of the year.

Leaseweb Cloud Connect is designed for businesses that require the flexibility to move workloads between hyperscalers and Leaseweb’s infrastructure in line with changing demands and budgets. Customers will be able to select different connectivity speeds between 100Mbps and 10Gbps, depending on individual project and budget requirements. The new offering provides an elegant, tailored and cost-effective solution to address the lack of customization that many businesses experience when they decide to scale their infrastructure, services, applications, and data within a public cloud environment.


“Leaseweb Cloud Connect provides businesses with an efficient way to build secure networks that interconnect Cloud infrastructures across Leaseweb and public clouds,” said Nikolaos Kolestsas, Product Manager, Leaseweb Global. “The new offering delivers a hybrid cloud solution that allows businesses to use a public cloud for development, PaaS functions, one-off workloads, and big data platforms, all while leveraging Leaseweb for business-critical applications and associated data or specific production environments. Megaport’s Software Defined Network provides the scalable, secure connectivity to cloud onramps to ensure peak performance. This approach minimizes infrastructure costs and increases the speed at which organizations can bring new products and services to market.”

By using Leaseweb Cloud Connect to create a hybrid cloud environment that leverages Leaseweb’s secure and high-performance global network, coupled with a Megaport Connected solution, businesses can develop and distribute their services while gaining more control over their cloud-based infrastructure. Leaseweb Cloud Connect achieves this by providing a fast and secure connection to public cloud, which ensures dynamic and cost-effective allocation of resources across the hybrid cloud environment.

Part of Leaseweb’s Hybrid Connect Concept, Leaseweb Cloud Connect is a Megaport connected solution that is powered by Megaport’s Software Defined Networking technology and integrated with virtual public cloud interfaces and gateways. The Megaport Connected solution offers the broadest reach of cloud onramps across the globe with more than 170 cloud onramps. The collaboration provides Leaseweb with the opportunity to provide greater options to customers in connecting to public cloud infrastructure to design hybrid solutions that scale and perform.

“We are delighted that Leaseweb has chosen our Network as a Service platform to power its new solution,” said Eric Troyer, Chief Marketing Officer at Megaport. “Leaseweb Cloud Connect reinforces Leaseweb’s position within the hybrid cloud provider space and allows Leaseweb to provide an extended Cloud access service to their SMB and start-up customers. We value the partnership with Leaseweb and are excited to be able to support the company’s continued evolution as hybrid and multi-cloud demand continues to grow throughout Europe.”

Leaseweb Cloud Connect is suited to all organizations but offers particular benefits to start-ups and SMBs in the Adtech, Martech, Gaming, and SaaS sectors that are using public cloud providers but are seeking to scale their business—not their costs.

To learn more about Leaseweb Cloud Connect, please visit: https://www.leaseweb.com/network-services/cloud-connect

About Leaseweb
Leaseweb is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 18,000 customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Content Delivery Network, and Cyber Security Service s supported by exceptional customer service and technical support. With more than 80,000 servers under management, Leaseweb has provided infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company operates 20 data centers in locations across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 10 Tbps. Leaseweb offers services through its various subsidiaries, which are Leaseweb Netherlands B.V. (“Leaseweb Netherlands”), Leaseweb USA, Inc. (“Leaseweb USA”), Leaseweb Asia Pacific PTE. LTD (“Leaseweb Asia”), Leaseweb CDN B.V. (“Leaseweb CDN”), Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH (“Leaseweb Germany”), Leaseweb Australia Ltd. (“Leaseweb Australia”) and Leaseweb UK Ltd (“Leaseweb UK”).

About Megaport
Megaport is a global leading Network as a Service provider. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or our open API. Megaport connects more than 1,700 customers in over 600 enabled data centres globally. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWS Networking Competency Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider, Microsoft Azure Express Route Partner, Nutanix Direct Connect Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, Salesforce Express Connect Partner, and SAP PartnerEdge Open Ecosystem Partner.

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Jakarta, Indonesia – Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is to launch its third datacenter in Indonesia early next year. The move is in response to the fast-growing demand from its Indonesian customers, many of whom are increasingly adopting the cloud and rapidly progressing their digital transformation strategies.

The expansion comes after Alibaba Cloud Indonesia built its first datacenter in 2018, with the second datacenter constructed in 2019. Upon completion of the third, Alibaba Cloud will have 64 availability zones across 21 regions worldwide.


In addition, the trusted cloud computing giant revealed its plan to build its first data scrubbing centre in the country, helping Indonesian customers – especially those in the finance and gaming sectors – to fend off cyberattacks.

“On this very occasion, I would like to extend my congratulations to Alibaba Cloud for the on-going development of the Availability Zone and the Data Scrubbing Centre in Indonesia, which is hoped to be launched by 2021,” said the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Johnny G. Plate.

Minister Johnny sees that this initiative will be one of the ways to accelerate the country’s digital transformation. “We hope that the data management process in the centre will be in line with the Indonesian Government principles in data management, such as lawfulness, fairness, and transparency,” he added.

The new datacenter would also enrich Alibaba Cloud’s local offerings, providing a comprehensive suite of cloud product and services from database, security, network to machine learning and data analytics. “We aim to keep expanding our leading products and innovative services to meet the diverse demand from our customers across different sectors, including e-commerce, finance, online media, education and gaming.” Chen added.

Meantime, the opening of the first data scrubbing centre in Indonesia, which is estimated to be completed in early 2021, will help detect, analyse and remove Tbps-level large volume of malicious traffic to defend distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, especially for finance and gaming businesses which are the common targets of cyberattacks.

“While cyberattacks such as DDoS have grown in intensity and sophistication, especially at a time when more businesses are moving their IT infrastructure onto cloud, Alibaba Cloud’s Anti-DDoS service – which is deployed on its globally distributed data scrubbing centres – can automatically mitigate attacks and reinforce the security of clients’ applications, significantly reducing the threat of malicious attacks.” Chen said.

Alibaba Cloud has been ranked as the number one public cloud service provider in APAC and number three globally, according to Gartner. Since it started serving the market in 2016, Alibaba Cloud Indonesia has introduced proven technologies from the Alibaba ecosystem to serve a wide array of Indonesian customers, including those in e-commerce, finance, logistics, gaming, education and media. In January 2020, Alibaba Cloud announced the launch of a ‘Partner Alliance Program’, an initiative with local ecosystem partners to promote cloud adoption and the use of data intelligence among businesses of all sizes and kinds. It has also partnered with universities, incubator and training institutions to support digital talent development in Indonesia.

For more information about how Alibaba Cloud has been supporting local Indonesian clients, please visit: https://id.alibabacloud.com/inidforid

About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers, according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organisations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 3W Infra, a global IaaS hosting provider from the Netherlands, has moved its headquarters to the office space in the maincubes AMS01 colocation data center in Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk while deploying a private suite in this data center for its global network backbone and comprehensive server infrastructure. According to 3W Infra’s founder and CEO, Murat Bayhan, 3W Infra selected the maincubes AMS01 facility “as maincubes is the only true independent and European data center operator left in the Amsterdam area able to meet 3W Infra’s flexibility and scalability requirements.”

3W Infra had its HQs as well as its server and network infrastructure located in another facility in Amsterdam. During their tenancy this facility was acquired and became part of a global data center conglomerate. 3W Infra delivers highly customer-specific IaaS hosting infrastructures, closely tailored to individual needs, meaning they expect the highest flexibility approach from their data center operator as well. According to 3W Infra, the existing facility isn’t able to fully respond to these dynamic demands.


As a privately-owned European data center operator with energy-efficient and sustainably operated colocation facilities located in Frankfurt, Germany, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, maincubes provides colocation services from its AMS01 facility for small up to large (multiple MW) deployments, and from rack by rack and cages up to private suites as well as data center in data center setups. maincubes is able to provide 3W Infra with the flexibility and scalability options the company is looking for. The private data center suite offered to 3W Infra has been commissioned at the end of May. At the same time, 3W Infra has moved its headquarters to maincubes AMS01.

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3W Infra owns/operates a high-volume global backbone with redundant design. The company’s dedicated dark fiber ring in the Amsterdam region is at the basis of this network, connecting 5 data center Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in Amsterdam. As a hyper connected data center, the maincubes AMS01 facility will now be used as the main network PoP for 3W Infra’s global backbone and be home to its newly purchased network equipment, distributing 3W Infra’s new multiple 100G Transit ports across all PoPs in the Amsterdam area. The migration of this network equipment will take place during the coming weeks.

“maincubes AMS01 in Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk will now become our flagship data center, providing us with the highest colocation service flexibility we could wish for,” said Murat Bayhan, founder and CEO of 3W Infra. “The fact that maincubes is privately owned and probably the only true independent and European data center operator left in the Amsterdam area works to their advantage. That’s my opinion. They are willing to adapt to the dynamic and unpredictable client needs to which we must respond as an IaaS hosting company. They are perfectly able to meet 3W Infra’s flexibility and scalability requirements, also quickly, allowing us to rapidly deploy highly customized IaaS hosting setups. maincubes acts as a strategic business partner for us, so to say.”

New HQs, OCP, Immersion Cooling

The maincubes AMS01 data center is also home to the European Open Compute Project (OCP) Experience Center, operated by data center vendor Rittal and official OCP solutions provider Circle B. It is available as a demo center, while it can also be used to test new ‘OCP Accepted’ and ‘OCP Inspired’ data center environments as well as telecom solutions. Next to that, maincubes is offering ‘immersion cooling’ (liquid cooling) solutions in dedicated immersion cooling colocation suites in its Amsterdam AMS01 data center, aiming for HPC, AI and machine learning workload deployments.

“As an IaaS hosting provider, we definitely like these extras,” added Mr. Bayhan. “It’s not just colocation maincubes is providing us and it’s quite an innovative and absolutely unique approach, I have to say. I’ve never seen a colocation provider offering so many extra’s under one roof, with different sustainable and state-of-the-art technology solutions to select and use.”

“We’re providing Murat and his team with the ability to scale their infrastructure whenever needed,” said Joris te Lintelo, Vice President Sales at maincubes. “We’re also empowering them with a highly flexible approach. And if they would like to, they can test these new and innovative technologies or offer them to their clients. We’ll make sure they will feel right at home here. On top of that, the office and storage space we offer 3W Infra at maincubes AMS01 allow their engineers to quickly respond to provisioning requests or any requests that may occur.”

About maincubes
maincubes is part of German investor and real estate developer Art-Invest which is part of the German construction conglomerate Zech Group. maincubes has data centers in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, and a network of high-availability data centers of various sizes and types in Europe, enabling it to provide colocation services and secure ecosystems for the digital future of customers across various industries. Via the secureexchange® digital platform customers and partners of maincubes can use IT services worldwide such as IoT, (cyber) security and connectivity as well as cloud services to expand their business opportunities. maincubes offers secure, efficient and user-friendly services – and a secure home for your data. To learn more about maincubes, visit https://www.maincubes.com/

About 3W Infra
Founded in 2014 by some Internet and hosting industry veterans, 3W Infra is a global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider with great engineering knowledge and skills headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its global network backbone now exceeds 320 Gigabit/sec (Gbps) of available bandwidth. The company’s enterprise-grade, ISO 27001 and PCI DSS certified hosting solutions are tailored to the specific needs of each customer. 3W Infra’s infrastructural solutions are engineered for scalability and costefficiency, with cloud-enabling services including colocation, dedicated servers, IP connectivity, and high-level customer support. These solutions come with 3W Infra’s Remote Hands including relocation engineering services at the world’s main Internet hubs in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London. 3W Infra’s customer base includes some of the largest Internet, gaming, broadcasting and cloud services companies in Europe and beyond. To learn more about 3W Infra, visit https://www.3winfra.com/

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