New carrier-neutral data center will enable international
companies to expand business to Osaka
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2013--
the global interconnection
center company, today announced the opening of its International
Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Osaka, called OS1 — its
first in the western region of Japan. The OS1 data center was opened in
partnership with K-Opticom, one of the largest access providers in the
Osaka/Kansai area, and Kanden Energy Solutions (KENES) with support from
O-BIC, an Osaka government agency that supports foreign-owned companies
establishing businesses in the region. With the opening of Equinix’s
carrier-neutral data center, global companies can easily expand their
businesses to Osaka, the second largest market in Japan.
Highlights / Key Facts
Osaka is located at the center of Kansai, the second largest region in
Japan with 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 Osaka the ideal second metro to support Equinix’s
existing Tokyo operations. Equinix’s Japanese data centers will
provide customers with access to a diversity of networks and
geographies, utilizing the close proximity between Osaka and 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,
establishing Osaka as 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 Equinix
Internet 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 Equinix to
exceed building and operating standards and provide a state of the
art, global data center in Osaka.
Furuta, managing director of Equinix, Japan:
opening of our first data center in Osaka with 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 Tokyo operations. 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:
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.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,400 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.
Source: Equinix, Inc.
Melissa Neumann, +1 650-598-6098
Rose, +1 650-598-6590
for Equinix, Inc.
Caroline Kawashima, +1 415-318-4367
Lorraine Little-Bigelow, + 852-2970-7742