Data Center Company Equinix Opens New Japanese Facility

July 25, 2019
Data Center Company Equinix Opens New Japanese Facility
Data center company Equinix, Inc. (Equinix) has opened a new facility in Japan. Equinix has global headquarters in Redwood City, California, United States. The company supports its customers’ business, IT and cloud strategies with a global interconnection platform that includes carrier-neutral data centers which offer a range of services. These include cloud, colocation, data security options. The company was in the news earlier this year for announcing plans for a new facility in Seoul, South Korea. Equinix’s latest facility in Japan will be known as ‘TY11’.

TY11 will be located in Tokyo and represents Equinix’s 13th and largest data center in the country. It offers 39,800 square feet of colocation space and houses 950 cabinets. Once complete it will offer 3,500 cabinets in 153,800 square feet of data center space. The move is intended to cater to increasing cloud adoption and digital transformation requirements within Japan, and particularly meet requirements in Tokyo, which has the largest retail colocation market. A number of anti-disaster measures have been added to the facility, including making it “earthquake-resistant”. The initial phase of the facility reportedly cost $70 million.

"With cloud services becoming increasingly crucial to global and local businesses eager to reach business partners and customers worldwide, an always-on, distributed IT infrastructure is extremely important to ensure real-time data delivery in today's fast-paced economy,” explained Kei Furuta, Equinix’s North Asia Managing Director. “With the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the 'Society 5.0' initiative and the arrival of 5G, interconnection will also play a crucial role in enabling seamless and secure interactions," he added.

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