New facility to meet strong demand for Equinix’s data center and interconnection services in the Ōtemachi area
Japanare in need of additional data center services to meet their customers’ rising demands. According to Fuji Chimera Research Institute, the Japandata center colocation market is forecast to reach a size of 608 billion yen(approximately $6B) in 20171. The expansion of Equinix’s footprint in Tokyowill further enable multinational companies to expand into the growing Japan market and better serve their international customers.
Equinixis investing $43Min TY4, providing total capacity of 750 cabinet equivalents with 450 cabinets available in the first phase. TY4 is located in an earthquake-resistant building in one of the most secure locations in Tokyowith multiple anti-disaster measures. In addition, TY4 has direct fiber connectivity to Equinix'sthree other IBX data centers in the city via the Equinix Metro Connect, a service that provides reliable network connectivity, allowing customers in TY4 to easily expand their business within the Equinixplatform.
With its location in Ōtemachi, an international financial center and
home to more than 4,000 large enterprises and financial firms, TY4
offers companies an opportunity to expand their IT infrastructure and
connect to an established ecosystem of existing and potential
customers and partners. TY4’s close proximity to the major financial
Japanwill also provide financial companies with reliable, low-latency connectivity that will ensure timely access to multiple information sources to make critical business decisions.
Companies such ABN
Amro Clearing and Box
have already expanded into Equinix’s IBX in
Japanto meet their customers’ needs and are taking advantage of Platform Equinix™ and its rich ecosystems with the assurance of a consistent level of service quality and performance.
Equinixwill further strengthen Ōtemachi’s position as a premier network hub in Japanby providing its customers with access to a dense network of best-in-class providers, as well as the EquinixInternet Exchange (EIE). The EIE, the world’s most widely distributed peering and traffic exchange, will enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and content providers to reduce IP transit costs and increase network efficiency by eliminating network hops to improve end user experience for their customers. Companies will also be able to establish new or expand existing peering relationships within TY4.
TY4 is the latest in a series of recently announced IBX expansions to
address the growing demand for data center services in the
Asia-Pacific region, Equinixmost recently announced plans to develop its first IBX in Osaka(OS1), as well as build its third Singaporedata center (SG3). In addition, the company expanded into Indonesiain May 2013in partnership with PT Data CenterInfrastructure Indonesia (PT DCI), announced its plan to launch the fifth phase of its SG2 data center and completed the second phase of its fifth IBX facility in Shanghai.
Sean Lawrence, chief executive officer, ABN AMROClearing, Tokyo:
“Equinix has been the perfect choice for us with its extensive reach in
Asia-Pacific, and its track record of providing the highest quality services consistently through its global platform. We are excited to see Equinixexpand its capabilities at their Ōtemachi site to meet the growing requirements for ourselves and our clients. Japanis the natural connection point between Asiaand North Americawith multiple cable systems connecting the regions. The unique Equinixmodel with access to more than 70 carriers and network providers locally, and direct access to cable systems is unparalleled in Japan, which makes it the natural choice for multi-venue trading strategies, not only within Japanbut between North America, Asiaand Australia.”
Kei Furuta, managing director, Equinix Japan K.K.:
“The opening of our fourth data center in
Tokyois in response to the ongoing high demand for interconnectivity, efficient space and power capacity we are experiencing from customers in the region. We already have some of the world’s leading financial services firms, network providers, and cloud companies located in our existing facilities in Japanwho are benefitting greatly from access to our established ecosystems within Platform Equinix. Our expanded presence in the market with TY4 further strengthens our twin-metro strategy, following our announcement last month to open our first data center in Osakain the fourth quarter of this year. Customers in Tokyowill be able to benefit from access to sites in the two locations and take advantage of what the market has to offer.”
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