cloud

Japan

With a population of over 126.96 million, Japan is the #8 globally ranked country on Cloudscene based on data center density. A GDP of US $4.12 trillion, the country’s top service providers include Colt Technology Services, NTT Communications and PCCW Solutions. Japan has 93 internet users per 100 and the connectivity ecosystem is made up of 146 colocation data centers, 185 cloud service providers and 6 network fabrics.

Japan Overview

To access this graph and more exclusive features, simply or join Cloudscene for free.

To access this graph and more exclusive features, simply or join Cloudscene for free.

To access this graph and more exclusive features, simply or join Cloudscene for free.

cloud
Market Overview

Japan is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy located off the Eastern coast of mainland Asia. It is a major interconnection point between Asia and North America. Japan has a population of over 126.96 million and an internet literacy rate of 93% (118.07 million million internet users).

Data Center & Telecommunications Economy

The total GDP of the Japan is over US $4.12 trillion and with a contribution of 9% from the digital economy, Japan’s data center industry is thriving. Besides Japan’s data centers, the digital economy includes 63.633 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and 158.591 million mobile telephone subscriptions.

Data Center Markets

Japan contains several data center clusters throughout the country providing plenty of colocation opportunities. The primary colocation data center markets in Japan are:

Japan provides an important connection between mainland Asia and North America through submarine cables. There are 146 Japanese data centers, the majority of these colocation facilities are located in and around Tokyo and Osaka. Large carrier neutral Japanese data centers feature rich ecosystems and state of the art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to over 185 service providers.

Japanese Rankings

Cloudscene compares and ranks data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics in a given market by a range of different qualities including ecosystem size and network size.

Richest Data Center Ecosystems

The top five colocation facilities in Japan are:

  1. TY2
  2. TY1
  3. TY4
  4. TY3
  5. OS1

Top Data Center Operators

The top five data center operators in Japan are:

  1. NTT Communications
  2. Equinix
  3. KDDI
  4. TIS
  5. Arteria (Formerly Marubeni Access Solutions)

Top Service Providers

The top five cloud service providers in Japan are:

  1. Colt Technology Services
  2. NTT Communications
  3. PCCW Solutions
  4. PCCW Global
  5. SoftBank

Energy Distribution

Energy is a significant issue for data centers and Japan has good coverage of the energy sector. Japan is energized by 11.4% renewable or green sources, with the remaining provided by fossil/nuclear fuels. This gives Japanese colocation facilities significant opportunities to take advantage of green energy. In addition to green energy, data center consumers enjoy a range of PUE scores between 1.20 and 1.50. The average PUE for Japanese data centers is 1.33. Japanese colocation facilities provide over 53.30 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 1.80 kW to 6.00 kW.

Natural Disasters

Japan has a high natural disaster risk score of 12.99% according to the Work Risk Index. The country experiences multiple natural disasters including tsunamis, floods, typhoons, earthquakes, cyclones and volcanic eruptions. Many Japanese data center operators have taken measures to prevent flooding, extreme winds and earthquakes from causing damage.

Service Providers

Japan’s communications industry is regulated by MIC (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications). Major players in the carrier space include:

  • NTT
  • SoftBank Corp
  • KDDI

While the top three service providers are:

There are numerous smaller providers as well.

Cloudscene Japanese Facts

  • Total number of Japanese data centers: 146
  • Total number of cloud service providers: 185
  • Total number of network fabrics: 6
  • Latest Japanese data center added: Tokyo Inzai Two
  • Latest Japanese data centers service provider: Colt Technology Services
  • Number of certified colocation facilities in Japan: 16

Related Markets


Tokyo

Japan

105 Data Centers
6 Network Fabrics

Osaka

Japan

22 Data Centers
3 Network Fabrics

Regional

Japan

15 Data Centers
0 Network Fabrics
Cloudscene Marketplace
feedback Suggest a correction