Equinix Opens Fourth Data Center in Japan
Data center operator Equinix announced on Thursday it has opened its fourth International Business Exchange data center in Japan, located in Otemachi, Tokyo.
The move is the latest in a series of Equinix data center openings in the last few months, including the first phase of Equinix fifth data center in Zrich, Switzerland, and Equinix third International Business Exchange data center in Singapore.
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 $43 million in TY4, providing total capacity of 750 cabinet equivalents with 450 cabinets available in the first phase.
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TY4 is located in an earthquake resistant building in one of the most secure locations in Tokyo with multiple anti disaster measures, according to the press release.
In addition, TY4 has direct fiber connectivity to Equinix three other IBX data centers in the city via the Equinix Metro Connect, allowing customers in TY4 to expand their business within the Equinix platform.
TY4 is located close to the major financial exchanges in Japan will also provide financial companies with reliable, low latency connectivity.
Equinix will further strengthen Otemachi position as a premier network hub in Japan by providing its customers with access to a dense network of providers, as well as the Equinix Internet Exchange. Companies will also be able to establish new or expand existing peering relationships within TY4. 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, said Kei Furuta, managing director of Equinix Japan. 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.