New carrier neutral data center accelerates the
Highlights / Key Facts
The new OS1 data center will provide total capacity of 32,000 square
feet and over 800 cabinets equivalents. The first phase, scheduled to
open in Q4, 2013, will provide initial capacity of 320 cabinets. OS1
is an ideal data center option for business continuity planning
Tokyowith its state-of-the-art, seismically isolated infrastructure and central location in Osaka, minimizing the risk and damage from floods and earthquakes.
Osakais Japan’s second largest economy after Tokyoand saw its internet traffic grow by 68 percent and bandwidth increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 56 percent from 2008 to 2012 rivaling Tokyo1. With access to more than 900 domestic and international carriers, OS1 will promote the internationalization of Osaka. OS1 will also strengthen Osaka’s international communication infrastructure as a global network hub through direct connectivity via optical fiber to Dojima, the network core in Osaka.
In addition, OS1 will offer customers in
Osaka EquinixInternet Exchange (EIE) services, the world’s most widely distributed peering and traffic exchange available in 19 locations around the world. The Equinix Internet Exchange provides customers an efficient and cost-effective means to leverage Equinixecosystems for traffic exchange and transit.
By leveraging Platform
Equinix™, with the world’s largest global footprint, current and
prospective customers can quickly expand their businesses to new
Osakawith the assurance of receiving the same level of service quality and performance. Customers in OS1 will also be able to access EquinixMarketplace™ to identify potential customers and partners from among more than 4,000 ecosystem participants offering a range of services inside Equinixdata centers. Furthermore, by offering bilingual support in Japanese and English, OS1 will help Japanese multinational companies in the Kansairegion expand their businesses overseas.
K-Opticom has the most robust access network in the
Osakaregion, which will enable multinational telecommunication companies to interconnect with local networks to serve their international customers. As a result OS1 will provide domestic and international customers with dedicated network connectivity services via multiple paths with high reliability.
Kenes will combine its technology, know-how and experience of KEPCO
Kansai Electric Power Co., Ltd.) with Equinix’s expertise in building and operating data centers worldwide to provide a state of the art, global data center in Osaka.
Kei Furuta, managing director of Equinix Japan:
“Osaka is another important strategic market, along with
Tokyoin Japan. Many of our global customers have requested Equinixdata center services in Osaka. With the support of K-Opticom, Kenes and O-BIC, we can meet that demand by opening our first IBX data center in Osaka. As the backbone of the digital economy Platform Equinix is used by more than 4,000 customers worldwide and serves as an interconnection platform to promote business growth among customers. I am honored to be able to help invigorate the Osakaeconomy and promote internationalization through OS1.”
Yukio Yamasaki, vice president of K-Opticom:
“As one of the largest network service providers in the
Kansairegion, K-Opticom provides network construction services to corporate customers in Kansaiand throughout Japan. Now, through a partnership with Equinix, we will provide global customers of Equinixthat use OS1 with a variety of added value communication services featuring the high reliability that our company is known for. We are confident that we can support entry into Osakafor multinational companies.”
Takanori Mizuno, vice president of Kanden Energy Solution Co., Inc.:
“Through utility services which rely on the comprehensive strength of
KEPCO Group, Kenes supports energy savings, cost reduction and CO2 reduction for our customers. We will apply the technological capability and know-how that our company has accumulated in the electric industry to the new Osakadata center of Equinix, a global data center provider with a strong performance record, I am confident that Kenes’s utility services can contribute to providing OS1 customers with a highly reliable data center.”
Shinji Maruyama, director, International Division, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ Secretary General, Osaka Business and Investment Center (O-BIC):
“Through the O-BIC,
OsakaPrefecture, OsakaCity and Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industrywe have attracted foreign companies and invigorated Osaka. We welcome the opening of a new data center in OsakaCity by the world-leading provider, Equinix. As one of Equinix’s global centers with high network connectivity, OS1 will serve as an optimal IT infrastructure for foreign companies seeking to enter Osaka. I am pleased that OS1 will be opened through cooperation between the public and private sectors.”
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that
might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the
challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and
developing, deploying and delivering
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1Source: TeleGeography – Global Internet Geography Asia Report
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