Feb 01, 2021

The top 10 data centre companies in Japan

Data Centres
Harry Menear
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Check out our breakdown of the 10 data centre operators leading Japan’s data centre market...

The japanese data centre industry is on the cusp of a boom, as the country’s digital economy continues to accelerate under COVID-19. Massive hyperscale projects, like AirTrunk’s 300MW TOK1 campus, and others from Equinix, Colt and the joint venture between the Mitsubishi Corporation and Digital Realty, are driving a massive expansion of data centre services set to reshape the digital infrastructure landscape in Japan for ever. 

Last year, submarine cable projects like Southeast Asia-Japan Cable 2 (SJC2), JUPITER, Japan-Guam-Australia North (JGA-N), and Okinawa Cellular Cable would connect Japan with the US, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Singapore. Google’s own cable went online in 2020 as well, connecting Japan with Australia via Guam with 36 Tbps across 9,500km of fibre. 

At the same time, sustainability initiatives are starting to impact the market, with subsidies, net-zero targets and environmentally-friendly cooling systems dramatically changing the ways in which data centres are designed, built and operated. By 2030, the country plans to increase its renewable power mix by 24%. 

By 2025, the japanese data centre market is expected to exceed revenues of $7bn per year. This week, we’ve rounded up the top 10 data centre companies leading the country’s data centre market into a new age. 

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