Equinix Opens Fourth Data Center in Tokyo
New facility to meet strong demand for Equinix’s data center and
interconnection services in the Ōtemachi area
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & TOKYO -- August 8, 2013
Equinix, 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 2017^1. The expansion of
Equinix’s footprint in Tokyo will further enable multinational companies
to expand into the growingJapan market and better serve their
*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
*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 ofPlatform 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.
*Sean Lawrence, chief executive officer, ABN AMRO Clearing, 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
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 Australia.”
*Kei Furuta, managing director, Equinix Japan K.K.:
“The 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.”
*Press release: Equinix to Develop First IBX Data Center in Osaka in
Partnership with K-Opticom and Kanden Energy Solution
*Press release: Equinix Invests $43M to Develop Fourth Data Center in Tokyo
*Blog: Future proofing Japanese data demand at every level
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.
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^1 Fuji Chimera Research Institute, Inc. – Data Center Business Market 2013
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