Earlier this month
- The launch of the TY5 IBX data center follows hard on the heels of the recently completed acquisition of one of
Japan'sleading service providers – Bit-isle – which more than doubled Equinix'sfootprint in the country. These developments also boost the Equinixpresence in Asia-Pacific, which is the company's fastest growing region.
- According to research by
Forrester, the data center market in Japanis forecasted to reach $14.2 billionin 2016. The new TY5 datacenter will help Equinixto meet these demands, further enabling domestic and multinational companies to expand into the growing Japanmarket and access over 1,100 domestic and international network providers within Platform Equinix™, including local Japanese carriers and international carriers such as Softbank, PCCW Global, BT and AT&T. Equinixcustomers in Japanalready include some of the country's largest companies. Over 60 financial services firms, including multiple FX matching engines such as ICAP, FXCM, Fastmatch and LMAX, are now connecting to Equinix'sestablished financial ecosystem of existing and potential customers and partners. With the official launch of TY5, Equinixexpects the number of enterprises across the region signing up to access its rich ecosystem to accelerate still further.
- TY5 will provide a total capacity of 725 cabinets with 350 available immediately and a further 375 in the second phase of development. With 54,663 square feet of space, TY5 is located in a single tenant facility for improved design and physical security, with 24x7x365 security officers and CCTV.
- Situated near the existing TY3 IBX data center as well as
Tokyo'sfinancial district, TY5 is also very close to the Japan Exchangeand Tokyo Commodity Exchangethat houses over 3,400 listed companies and has a total market capitalization of $4.47 trillion. Proximity to these exchanges enables TY5 to provide financial services companies with reliable, low-latency connectivity to key financial institutions and business partners, boosting speed of trading and accelerating business outcomes. TY3 and TY5 will be considered within the same campus with dark optical fiber connecting the two IBX data centers.
- With the opening of TY5, Platform Equinix now includes over 145 data centers in 40 markets around the world.
Samuel Lee, president, Equinix Asia-Pacific:
Equinixcontinues to invest in our global interconnection platform which is now available in 40 markets to meet the changing IT needs of businesses around the world. TY5 represents a landmark development for Equinixin Japan, as well as a catalyst that will further accelerate the financial services industry across the entire APAC region."
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