NTT Ltd., a world-leading global technology services provider, reported its Global Data Centers Americas division is building a new data center campus in Mesa, Arizona.
Located in Mesa just 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix and Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport, 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.
"We are pleased to take this next step in our U.S. expansion plans with a new Phoenix campus," said Masaaki Moribayashi, President and Board Director for NTT Ltd. "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.”
The campus will offer access to multiple leading public, private, and hybrid cloud providers and will utilize air-cooled chillers with airside economizers. Phoenix clients will be supported 24x7x365 by highly trained, in-house staff experts in operations, facilities management, security, and shipping and receiving. The data centers will offer plenty of on-site amenities, including business-ready conference rooms, a break room with a dedicated lounge and kitchen area, hoteling stations with ergonomic workstations, Wi-Fi, and on-site parking.
“We are excited to welcome NTT to Arizona,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). “We’re grateful they chose Mesa and look forward to their future success as a part of Arizona’s thriving data center ecosystem.”
With recently opened campuses in Chicago, Illinois, Hillsboro, Oregon, and Santa Clara, California, the new Phoenix campus, slated to open in early 2022, will be the fourth U.S. market NTT has launched since February 2021, growing its footprint from three to seven campuses.
“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," said Doug Adams, CEO for the Global Data Centers Americas division of NTT Ltd. "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.”
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, according to the Arizona Commerce Authority.