Inside the Tokyo Datacenter

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data_center_04METHOD IT offers solutions hosted in a world-class, Tier 3 Datacenter1 in the heart of Tokyo with unsurpassed facilities and user-friendliness.

The Datacenter boasts easy access from anywhere in the city and enables our administrators to be on-site quickly in response to client needs.

In terms of both the available services and overall technical efficiency it is the perfect environment for hosting business-critical hardware and data.

Rackspace

data_center_06Almost all forms of rackmount server can be accommodated in our cabinet racks. Full cages comprised of two or four racks are also available.

High Power Capacity

data_center_05The Datacenter has a highly reliable ‘3 point network supply’ of electrical power and is connected to two commercial grids. In the case of a power outage, UPS backup generators are capable of running continuously for 24 hours. 200V power is available for running Blade servers and storage.

State-of-the-art Cooling

data_center_cold_aisleHigh-end servers can generate large amounts of heat and consume a lot of power, which is why every floor of the Datacenter is fitted with a Cold-Aisle energy-efficient air conditioning system, allowing for optimum airflow and cooling to all equipment in the facility while reducing overall power consumption.

Disaster Prevention

The building stands upon non-reclaimed land with a strong bedrock in Shinjuku, in an area officially recognized by the city as one of the safest locations in the event of a major earthquake (ranked AAA in the municipal regional hazard characteristic evaluation2).

During the earthquake of March 2011, its aftershocks and the ensuing power outages, the METHOD IT hosted servers experienced no damage or downtime whatsoever.

Superb Security

data_center_09Onsite security staff are present 24/7 at the entrance to the Datacenter. A 24-hour video monitoring system records all activity in and around the building.
Any persons wishing to physically enter the Datacenter must pass through a biometric sensor which identifies patterns on the palm of the hand. ‘Mantraps’ with interlocking doors are also used to measure body weight and shape on entering and leaving the facility.

Datacenter Solutions

  1. The Telecommunications Industry Association is a trade association accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute). In 2005 it published ANSI/TIA-942, Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Datacenters, which defined four levels (called tiers) of data centers in a thorough, quantifiable manner.
    The requirements for a Tier 3 Datacenter are as follows:

    • Single non-redundant distribution path serving the IT equipment
    • Non-redundant capacity components
    • Basic site infrastructure with expected availability of 99.671%
    • Redundant site infrastructure capacity components with expected availability of 99.741%
    • Multiple independent distribution paths serving the IT equipment
    • All IT equipment must be dual-powered and fully compatible with the topology of a site’s architecture
    • Concurrently maintainable site infrastructure with expected availability of 99.982%
  2. The regional hazard characteristic evaluation is a combination of three alphabetical rankings given for the following categories – likelihood of a building to withstand collapse, fire prevention measures and ease of evacuation.