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Fatal fire in AWS Tokyo data centre

A data center in Tokyo was the site of a fatal fire, killing five and injuring 50. The data center is believed to belong to Amazon, as the latest AWS facility in the region. The building, which is located in the Tokyo suburb of Tama, caught fire at 1:45 PM on July 26, and continued… Read More


Digital Realty and Mitsubishi partner to conquer Japan

U.S. data centre real estate investment trust (REIT) Digital Realty is partnering with Mitsubishi Corporation to build data centres in Japan. The joint venture will create a new company called MC Digital Realty, which will operate on a 50/50 basis between the two existing firms, and will start with an initial capital of more than… Read More


Western Digital files for arbitration in Toshiba dispute

Western Digital has filed a request for arbitration with the International Chamber of Commerce, stating that Toshiba violated the companies’ joint venture contracts by spinning off the flash memory business into a separate unit for sale. Last week, Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan met with Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa to discuss the Japanese company’s effort to… Read More


KDDI and JPIX partner for data centre POP

KDDI and Japan Internet Exchange Company (JPIX) have established a point-of-presence for JPIX within the Telehouse Osaka 2 data center. JPIX will immediately begin to provide internet exchange services as a new Osaka Kyobashi site. The new POP will expand the Telehouse interconnect service, combining the strengths of JPIX’s low latency connections and KDDI’s reliability… Read More


Toyota and NTT lead research into data centres for connected cars

Toyota and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) have announced plans to develop and standardise technology for connected cars. As part of the agreement, the companies will establish next-generation IT and data centre infrastructure to support the enormous amounts of data generated by the emerging market. In an effort to commercialise self-driving cars and encourage… Read More



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