- Press Release
April 13, 2022
AT TOKYO Corporation
Hokkaido Telecommunication Network Co., Inc
AT TOKYO to Open Hokkaido Center #1 (HC1)
in S.T.E.P. Sapporo Data Center
To Provide Neutral, Flexible Connectivity that Encourages
Dispersed Digital Infrastructure in Japan
AT TOKYO Corporation (Headquarters: Koto-ku, Tokyo; President and Chief Executive Officer: Akira Nakamura; hereinafter referred to as “AT TOKYO”) and Hokkaido Telecommunication Network Co., Inc. (Headquarters: Sapporo, Hokkaido; President and Chief Executive Officer: Hiroaki Furugori; hereinafter referred to as “HOTnet”) have agreed to open AT TOKYO Hokkaido Center #1 (abbreviated and hereinafter referred to as “HC1”) in the S.T.E.P. Sapporo Data Center in Autumn 2022, augmenting its data center presence in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka.
A sharp increase in data traffic and the urgent demand for low latency network in today’s telecommunication environment pushes enterprises to take contingent measures for geographical risks concentrated in Tokyo and Osaka.
The HC1 will reside in the S.T.E.P. Sapporo Data Center owned by HOTnet, located in a prime location in central Sapporo. It will support interconnection between Tokyo region and Ishikari/Tomakomai area which invites a collection of data centers for regionally dispersed digital infrastructure, and will be one of the key data centers for AT TOKYO’s future strategy.
It will enable the current AT TOKYO data centers to flexibly connect with the S.T.E.P. Sapporo Data Center, allowing customers of both data centers to benefit from low-latency and secure network connectivity, as well as enabling disaster recovery options, or usage as a domestic or global business platform.
In this age of IoT/5G and the growing needs for regionally-dispersed systems of edge computing, AT TOKYO and HOTnet will further strengthen its collaborations to establish a network location and platform business for the next generation. Both companies are determined to promote digitalization and a dispersed digital infrastructure across Japan, and contribute to customer’s business growth and creation of new value.
Features of AT TOKYO Hokkaido Center #1 (HC1)
- Neutral and flexible connectivity environment
- High standard facilities and reliable power supply from HOTnet's S.T.E.P. Sapporo Data Center
- Easy access and prime location in the business center of Sapporo, Hokkaido
- Highly reliable operations and bilingual support backed by track record of AT TOKYO and HOTnet
- Use as a disaster recovery site for both AT TOKYO and HOTnet customers
AT TOKYO Hokkaido Center #1 (HC1)
|Data center name||AT TOKYO Hokkaido Center #1 (HC1)|
|Location||HOTnet S.T.E.P. Sapporo Data Center
Sapporo city, Hokkaido
|Service provision formats||Housing service|
|Start of operations (scheduled)||October 2022 (tentative)|
HOTnet S.T.E.P. Sapporo Data Center
|Data center name||HOTnet S.T.E.P. Sapporo Data Center|
|Location||Sapporo city, Hokkaido|
|Service provision formats||Housing service, colocation service|
|Earthquake resistance standard||Isolation structure (equivalent to seismic standard class 1, JMA seismic intensity scale 6+)|
|Electrical facility||2-system high voltage power receiving facility via main and sub routes from separate substations|
|Emergency electrical facility||72 hours operation without refueling (continuous)|
|Monitoring and operation system||24/7/365 manned monitoring|
HOTnet’s Managing Director, Tetsuo Sato, made the following comment:
We are deeply grateful that AT TOKYO has chosen our S.T.E.P. Sapporo Data Center for the location of HC1. AT TOKYO is one of the leading connectivity data center operators in Japan with its long-time operation experience and high reliability, whilst S.T.E.P. Sapporo Data Center is a top-class facility offering a neutral connectivity environment. We will keep promoting our partnership with AT TOKYO and contribute to the creation of new business and value to customers nationwide.
AT TOKYO’s Vice President, Ichiro Yagisawa, made the following comment:
“It is a great honor to be partnered with HOTnet for our first data center in Hokkaido, HC1. We are certain that HOTnet's high quality service provided in the S.T.E.P. Sapporo Data Center and other locations will be flexibly integrated with connection points for the Internet and the cloud services in our data centers. I believe this partnership will make a significant contribution to the businesses of our customers in Hokkaido and across Japan. We will continue to promote the liaison with HOTnet to create new business and value."
*All company names, product names and logos included in this press release are the trade names, trademarks, and registered trademarks of their respective companies.
*The information contained in our news release is valid as of the date of announcement. Service and product fees, service contents, specifications, and other information may be subject to change without notice.
We will suggest a suitable plan for your request.
Please feel free to contact us.
- Contact us by telephone