New facility to meet strong demand for Equinix’s data center and
interconnection services in the Ōtemachi area
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 8, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX),
the global interconnection
and data center company, today announced the opening of its fourth
International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Japan, located in
Ōtemachi, Tokyo. The new Tokyo
data center, known as TY4, enables Equinix to keep up with the
fast-growing customer base in Ōtemachi and further solidifies the city’s
position as the top network hub in Japan.
Companies in Japan are in need of additional data center services to
meet their customers’ rising demands. According to Fuji Chimera
Research Institute, the Japan data center colocation market is
forecast to reach a size of 608 billion yen (approximately $6B) in 20171.
The expansion of Equinix’s footprint in Tokyo will further enable
multinational companies to expand into the growing Japan market and
better serve their international customers.
Equinix is investing $43M in 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 Tokyo with multiple anti-disaster measures. In
addition, TY4 has direct fiber connectivity to Equinix's three 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 Equinix platform.
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
exchanges in Japan will 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 Japan to 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.
Equinix will further strengthen Ōtemachi’s position as a premier
network hub in Japan by providing its customers with access to a dense
network of best-in-class providers, as well as the Equinix
Internet 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, Equinix most recently announced plans to develop
its first IBX
in Osaka (OS1), as well as build its third Singapore
data center (SG3). In addition, the company expanded into
Indonesia in May 2013 in partnership with PT Data Center
Infrastructure 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.
Lawrence, chief executive officer, ABN AMRO
“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 Equinix expand its capabilities at
their Ōtemachi site to meet the growing requirements for ourselves and
our clients. Japan is the natural connection point between Asia and
North America with multiple cable systems connecting the regions. The
unique Equinix model 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 Japan but between North America, Asia and
Furuta, managing director, Equinix Japan K.K.:
opening of our fourth data center in Tokyo is 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
Japan who 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 Osaka in
the fourth quarter of this year. Customers in Tokyo will be able to
benefit from access to sites in the two locations and take advantage
of what the market has to offer.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies
directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most
networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix
interconnection platform in 31 strategic markets across the Americas,
EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
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 Equinix services; unanticipated
costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have
acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant
revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers;
failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to
time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to
generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or
outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key
customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from
Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the
forward-looking information contained in this press release.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
1 Fuji Chimera Research Institute, Inc. – Data Center
Business Market 2013
Source: Equinix, Inc.
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