Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, is making a significant move as part of the company's ongoing commitment to expanding its global footprint. The data center company announced the opening of its eleventh International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Tokyo, Japan, named TY11.
“Asia-Pacific has always been a highly strategic and thriving market for us, thanks in part to its burgeoning digital market, which is driving demand for interconnection and data center services. We are excited to continue our investments and expansions in the region, and we are delighted to provide our customers in Japan with cutting-edge interconnection services and peace of mind over the resiliency of their IT infrastructure," said Karl Strohmeyer, Chief Customer, and Revenue Officer, Equinix.
TY11 is situated in Ariake, a district in Koto ward, which is close to key venues for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Equinix will be investing $70m on the first phase of TY11. The first phase provides a capacity of 950 cabinets and colocation space of approximately 39,800 square feet. Upon completion of the planned future phases, the facility is expected to have a total capacity of more than 3,500 cabinets and colocation space of more than 153,800 square feet. It will, thus, become the largest IBX data center to date in Japan.
TY11 offers a wide range of connectivity options, including Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric, which allows businesses to set up on-demand and secure connections to more than 1,500 participants across all regions around the world. The direct link to TY2 is another highlight of TY11. TY2 is home to a dense network ecosystem, offering customers private and secure access to more than 80 network service providers within Platform Equinix. Also, direct connection to TY4 will provide TY11 customers with a direct and secure access to more than 285 cloud and IT service providers in Japan.
Equinix now operates 42 IBX data centers across 12 markets in the Asia Pacific. With the addition of TY11, the company currently operates a total of 11 data centers in Tokyo and two in Osaka. Globally, Platform Equinix is comprised of more than 200 IBX data centers across 52 markets and 24 countries.