Highlights / Key Facts
- Announced in September, the acquisition of Bit-isle increases
Equinix'sscale and creates the fourth largest data center operator in Japan(1). Equinix has now gained five data centers in Tokyoand one in Osaka. After the completion of Equinix'sTY5 data center in Tokyoin Q1 2016, Equinixwill have a total of 10 data centers in Tokyoand two in Osaka.
- The six new data centers add capacity in close proximity to
Equinix'scarrier dense sites that Equinixwill leverage to continue to scale its global interconnection platform. These sites will eventually be tethered to existing Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX®) data centers for campus connectivity to network and cloud service providers, business ecosystems and other enterprises within a metropolitan area.
- The acquisition of Bit-isle will increase
Equinix'sassets from 21 to 27 data centers throughout Asia-Pacific, including in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japanand Singapore. Equinixbegan reporting consolidated financials as of November 2nd when the company became a majority stake holder in Bit-isle.
- Prior to the acquisition
Equinixalready served 1,300+ customers in Asia-Pacificincluding 350+ networks and 390+ cloud and IT service providers.
Steve Smith, president and CEO, Equinix:
"Today we are excited to officially welcome the Bit-isle team into the
Equinixfamily. This acquisition allows us to create campus-like environments between these facilities to more effectively meet the needs of our customers, which include some of Japan'slargest companies, while also adding strong local expertise to drive Equinix'ssuccess in this very important market."
- For more information, including an investor presentation, the Notice of Commencement of Tender Offer for Share Certificates, Etc. of
Bit-isle Inc.(Stock Code: 3811) and the Notice of Results of Tender Offer for Share Certificates, Etc. of Bit-isle Inc.(Stock Code: 3811), both in English and Japanese, please visit the Equinix Investor Relations web page.
- Equinix Completes Tender Offer of Bit-isle [press release]
- Equinix Plans to Expand Data Center Footprint in
Japanthrough Acquisition of Bit-isle [press release] Equinixto Build New $43M Data Centerin Tokyo[press release]
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