Equinix Invests $43M to Develop Fourth Data Center in Tokyo

  Equinix Invests $43M to Develop Fourth Data Center in Tokyo

 Expansion in Japan to meet customer demand for highly-connected data centers

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & TOKYO -- January 9, 2013

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced a $43 million investment to build its fourth
International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center, TY4, in Ōtemachi, Tokyo.
The new facility will meet strong demand for Equinix’s premium data center
services in the Ōtemachi area and provide customers with a broad choice of
network connectivity options for their business.

Highlights / Key Facts

  *The new TY4 IBX data center will be launched in two phases, providing
    total capacity of 750 cabinet equivalents. The first phase, scheduled to
    open in the third quarter of 2013, will offer initial capacity of 450
    cabinet equivalents. TY4 will have direct fiber connectivity to Equinix's
    three other IBX data centers in the city, which will further facilitate
    customer interconnections.
  *Japan is experiencing high demand for data center services. According to
    research by International Data Corporation (IDC), the data center
    outsourcing market in Japan will reach a size of 1.4 trillion yen (US$20
    billion) in 2015. The market will have a compound annual growth rate
    (CAGR) of 8.6 percent between 2010 and 2015. In addition, the colocation
    market in Japan will have a CAGR of 4.2 percent in the same period of
    time, reaching 742.6 billion yen (US$9.26 billion) in 2015.
  *Ōtemachi is an international financial center and the Internet Exchange
    hub in Japan, with 90 percent of Internet traffic being exchanged in the
    area. More than 4,000 large enterprises and financial firms are
    headquartered in Ōtemachi, with approximately 10 percent listed on the
    First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. With limited real estate
    options, Equinix enlisted the help of Mitsubishi Estate, one of the
    leading real estate developers in Japan to assist in finding an ideal
    location for TY4.
  *Strategically located in the heart of Tokyo’s business district, Equinix
    will offer its customers the ability to connect to an established
    ecosystem of existing and potential customers and partners; provide
    financial companies with close proximity to the major financial exchanges
    in the Japanese capital; enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and
    content providers to reduce IP transit costs and improve end user
    experience for their customers via Equinix’s Internet Exchange.
  *By leveraging Platform Equinix™ and its rich ecosystem, current and
    prospective customers can quickly expand their businesses to new markets,
    such as Japan, with the assurance of receiving the same level of service
    quality and performance.

Quotes

  *Kei Furuta, managing director, Equinix Japan K.K.:
    “Tokyo is a strategic market for Equinix as it is one of the largest data
    center markets worldwide and a primary gateway for traffic from the U.S.
    to Asia. We believe our expanded presence in Japan will give our customers
    greater access to global network connectivity and capitalize on the
    opportunities presented by the Japanese market. We would like to thank
    Mitsubishi Estate for its support in securing ‘Otemachi Financial City’
    for our TY4 data center.”

  *Tetsuo Yuasa, executive officer, general manager, Office Leasing and
    Tenant Relations Department, Mitsubishi Estate Co., LTD:
    “Over the years, we have been striving to make the Marunouchi and Ōtemachi
    area a world-class business district by leading a significant
    redevelopment project. Otemachi Financial City opened in October of this
    year as the international business core, including financial services. We
    are enormously pleased to help Equinix establish its premium data center
    extending its global footprint, which we believe will help foster the
    information communication development of the city and Japan as a whole.”

Additional Resources

  *Equinix Tokyo data center overview

Keyword Tags

Equinix, data center, IBX, colocation

About Equinix

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.

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