May 12, 2021 8:06 am
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NTT sets up two new data centers in Illinois and Oregon

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CHICAGO — NTT announces the opening of two new 36 megawatt (MW) data centers in Chicago, IL, and Hillsboro, OR. This marks the first two of four data center openings expected for the Americas region this year, with a completely new Silicon Valley campus and a planned expansion in Ashburn.

NTT CEO for the Global Data Centers division in the Americas, Doug Adams said, “2021 is going to be a year like no other for our division and opening these two new data centers is just the beginning. Not only will we continue to expand both the Hillsboro and Chicago campuses, but we’re also looking forward to our new Silicon Valley campus, expansion in Ashburn, as well as breaking ground in Phoenix.”

Both Hillsboro and Chicago are the first data centers to open at the two new campus locations with plans to expand the Chicago campus to 72MW and the Hillsboro campus to 126MW. These new additions join three other existing campus locations in the Americas region, including Sacramento, CA; Dallas, TX; and Ashburn, VA.

Chicago Campus

The 36MW Chicago data center sits on a 19-acre campus just 25 minutes from the O’Hare International Airport. When finished, the campus will feature two data centers providing 72MW of critical IT load. For national enterprises, hyperscale cloud, and IT services firms seeking to add centralized data center capacity to power recent, latency-sensitive workloads, Chicago is a prime location for their demanding requirements.

The facility offers diverse utility power feeds for superior redundancy and low-cost power with renewable energy options. The campus also provides connections to multiple Tier 1 carriers, direct cross connects via dark and lit fiber to other local data centers and businesses, and secure, direct interconnections to major cloud providers and SaaS applications.

Hillsboro Campus

The 36 MW Hillsboro data center is situated on a 47-acre campus at the heart of the Pacific Northwest hub and offers organizations the ability to meet sustainability goals with optional carbon- neutral IT and 100% renewable energy options. When the entire campus build is completed, it will deliver 126MW of capacity with more than one million square feet of data center space. Check out the full build plan here.

The Hillsboro campus also earned a Level 3 certification from the Cleaner Air Oregon program, the highest level of certification for a data center in the area. The facility is built for superior reliability from N+1 electrical and mechanical redundancy. A variety of cables deliver low-latency connections between the U.S. and high-growth Asian markets, giving organizations the low latency they need to serve market expansion initiatives as well as latest services that need next-level responsiveness.

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