Mitsubishi Expands Data Centre Presence by Joining US Market

To expand its global data centre presence, Mitsubishi Corporation enters the US data centre market for the first time, investing approximately US$800m

Mitsubishi Corporation announces its acquisition of two fully leased data centre developments in Texas, United States, representing its first venture into data centre business overseas.

Having built up an impressive data centre presence in Japan, alongside successful US real-estate and urban development projects, the company is seeking to make its data centre operations more global. The total investment is expected to value approximately US$800m by the time all projects are completed.

Mitsubishi has been a major player in the Japanese data centre industry for a number of years, having recently partnered with Honda to facilitate data centre decarbonisation efforts with FCEV fuel cells and hydrogen power.

A commitment to data-driven transformation

The company fully committed to the data centre industry in Japan in 2017, when it partnered with Digital Realty to establish a pioneering joint-venture company MC Digital Realty. It serves to combine the expertise of both companies to provide better growth opportunities in artificial intelligence (AI) and cutting-edge data centre services that can handle technology advancements.

In addition to Japan, Mitsubishi Corporation also conducts data centre operations in Vietnam, which you can see in the video below.

The partnership offers data centre space, power and interconnection services to serve Japan’s thriving companies. Now Mitsubishi Corporation seeks to enter the world’s largest data centre market: The United States. 

Currently, the US is undergoing huge transformations to digital and data-driven markets as a result of booming AI and cloud-based technologies. In some areas over the past year, the data centre market has seen a 25% year-over-year (YoY) increase, further pointing to a corporate desire to innovate.

However, such rapid innovation has inevitably put a strain on data centre capacity, with demands for power and electricity skyrocketing, leading to much crucial infrastructure needing to be upgraded or replaced. Inevitably, businesses across the country are now seeking to decarbonise and switch to data centre providers that can lessen their emissions.

With this in mind, Mitsubishi Corporation has acquired two data centres in Dallas, Texas - a US state that currently leads much of the economic growth taking place across the country. Via these acquisitions, Mitsubishi Corporation aims to leverage networks across Texas to help strengthen and grow its data centre business nation-wide.

By expanding its operations in this way, the company aims to focus on peripheral advanced fields such as generative AI (Gen AI), semiconductors and communication technologies. Additionally, it aims to continue exploring further ways to leverage green energy and energy conservation work to accelerate the supply of sustainable computing resources.

The company recently debuted new solutions for data centres at Data Centre World 2024, highlighting new approaches to the challenge of overheating by exploring new ways to utilise wasted heat.

In supporting the growth of global digital infrastructure, Mitsubishi Corporation hopes to not only revolutionise everyday society, but also contribute to facilitating its digital development.

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