New carrier-neutral data center will enable international
companies to expand business to
Highlights / Key Facts
Osakais located at the center of Kansai, the second largest region in Japanwith a GDP of US$916 billion, a size comparable to South Korea’s economy. Its central location, together with the strength of its economy, make Osakathe ideal second metro to support Equinix’s existing Tokyooperations. Equinix’s Japanese data centers will provide customers with access to a diversity of networks and geographies, utilizing the close proximity between Osakaand Tokyo. The first phase of OS1 will offer an initial 320 cabinets, expanding to over 800 in 2014.
As a carrier-neutral data center, OS1 will provide multinational
telecommunications companies the ability to interconnect with multiple
local network services through K-Opticom. Customers inside OS1 will
have access to more than 950 domestic and international carriers,
Osakaas a global network hub by directly connecting to Dojima, the network core in Osaka.
As the backbone of the digital economy, Platform
Equinix™ is used by more than 4,400 customers worldwide and serves as an interconnection hub to help companies grow their businesses. With Platform Equinix, customers in the data center can interconnect with a large Marketplace of existing and potential customers for revenue generating opportunities, and connect their IT infrastructures directly to partners’ services. Additionally, through the EquinixInternet Exchange (EIE), customers can select and peer with a wide range of network providers, optimizing transit routes and helping decrease latency to significantly improve performance.
Given the prevalence of earthquakes in
Japan, OS1 has preventative measures in place in case of power supply issues or floods. With power systems that have built-in redundancy and backup generator systems in the event of a local utility failure, the structure is built to sustain potential environmental disasters. OS1 is also built with the most sophisticated seismic resistant system, handling maximum movement in response to anticipated large earthquake motions.
KENES, a utility service company for data centers, provides
technology, management and maintenance for OS1, enabling
Equinixto exceed building and operating standards and provide a state of the art, global data center in Osaka.
Kei Furuta, managing director of Equinix, Japan:
“The opening of our first data center in
Osakawith the support of K-Opticom, KENES and O-BIC allows our customers around the globe with a diversity of networks and connectivity options in Osaka, driving synergies with our Tokyooperations. With the two key hubs in Japan, cloud, content and network providers, as well as financial services firms, can access the broadest choice of networks in the region, enabling them to rapidly and cost effectively expand their business, while better serving their international customers.”
Kenjiro Nakano, president of Keihanshin Building Co., Ltd:
"With the dedication and commitment of our team to building and supporting Equinix’s first data center in
Osaka, we are very pleased to see OS1 opening this month. The OS1 data center is the seventh we’ve built in the region. It will not only accelerate the internationalization of Osaka, but it will also enable the global expansion of Kansai-based corporations. We look forward to seeing the opportunities that access to OS1 will bring to local businesses in the region.”
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