APAC / Issue 12 2018 5 NEWS , Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading glob- al provider of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced a mul- ti-megawatt, multi-year agree- ment with a leading global cloud service provider for capacity at its new Digital Osaka 2 Data Centre. The new facility is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in mid-2019, further expand- ing the Digital Osaka connected campus. The four-story facility will be re- inforced with seismic isolation systems, will span over 23,000 square metres, and is expected to deliver up to 28 megawatts of total IT capacity. The new data centre will be connected via dark fibre to the previous and subse- quent phases of the Digital Osa- ka connected campus, bringing together critical data centre, network, cloud and connectivity providers under a single, secure environment. “We are pleased to support the global growth of a leading cloud provider at our new Digital Osaka 2 facility,” said Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein. “Our Osaka connected campus will serve the needs of our global and regional clients seeking criti- cal infrastructure solutions, offer- ing close proximity to clouds and networks, seamless interconnec- tion to our growing ecosystem, and scalability in terms of space, power and bandwidth to meet their current and future needs. Osaka contributes nearly JP¥38 trillion (approximately $352 bil- lion) annually to the Japanese economy, and we are well-posi- tioned to support our customers’ data centre requirements in this thriving economic region.” Japan’s highly advanced technol- ogy sector is expected to experi- ence rapid growth over the next several years. The development of the Digital Osaka 2 facility will Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG), the Cook Islands lead- ing resort operator, today announced the promotion of Marcus Niszow to Chief Operating Officer. Niszow will continue to report directly to Greg Stanaway, Chief Executive Officer in this newly created role. This appointment recognises the significant contributions Niszow has made to the business since joining PRHG and will ensure the management structure at PRHG is optimised to best serve and ex- ceed the expectations of its share- holders, partners and landowners in the face of rapid growth and de- velopment. In his new role, Niszow will con- tinue to oversee PRHG’s Sales & Support teams and will now also actively support the CEO with oversight for all PRHG resort op- erations across the group. He was most recently Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer for Pacific Resort Hotel Group. “Since joining PRHG in October 2003, Marcus has made significant contributions to PRHG including Pacific Resort Hotel Group Announce New COO enhance Digital Realty’s ability to meet the growing customer demand for comprehensive data centre and colocation solutions in Japan. The next-generation facil- ity demonstrates Digital Realty’s long-term commitment to the Jap- anese market and builds upon the success of Digital Osaka 1, which was fully leased prior to its grand opening in May 2017. “Our new Osaka facility repre- sents another milestone in our expansion across the Asia Pa- cific region and provides us with flexibility to meet the growing business demands of our global customers in Japan,” said Krupal Raval, Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific for Digital Realty. “The significant pre-leasing mo- mentum we have enjoyed on both phases in Osaka is a strong tes- tament to the power of our global platform. Our unique connected campus model helps customers mitigate risk at every phase of the IT journey by reducing the com- plexity of hybrid cloud adoption and scalability-related challeng- es. As a result, customers are able to focus exclusively on inno- vation, advancement and improv- ing their workload efficiency.” About Digital Realty Digital Realty supports the data centre, colocation and intercon- nection strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centres located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Aus- tralia. Digital Realty’s clients in- clude domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from cloud and information tech- nology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer prod- ucts. For more information visit www.digitalrealty.asia also follow us on Twitter at @digitalapac and read our APAC blogs at https:// www.digitalrealty.asia/insights. Accelerates expansion in Japanwith leading global cloud service provider. Second Osaka data centre under construction, scheduled to openmid-2019. establishing solid operating plat- forms and systems, and building the leadership capabilities within the resort group,” said Stanaway. “Over the years he has overseen numerous key projects such as the establishment of our PRHG Sales & Support office, modern- isation and standardisation of PRHG information and commu- nication technology systems, to name a few, while also helping build performance and success of the PRHG portfolio.” “Leadership development and continuity are critical components to a company’s success. I am thrilled to have Marcus transition into a broader role as we set forth on creating the next chapters of our company’s story,” said Stana- way. Niszow has 20 years of diverse global hospitality experience with positions ranging from various hotel management roles to group business analyst and financial controller. He is Harvard Business School educated and has received several professional recognitions including being named the ‘South Pacific General Manager of the Year’ at the 2014 HM Awards in Australia.