Equinix invests $43 million in fourth data center in Japan

Equinix opened its fourth International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Japan, Tokyo, with an investment of $43 million.

Fuji Chimera Research Institute says Japan data center colocation market will reach $6 billion in 2017.

Equinix is providing total capacity of 750 cabinet equivalents with 450 cabinets available in the first phase.

“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,” said Kei Furuta, managing director, Equinix Japan.

The new data center is located in an earthquake-resistant building in one of the most secure locations in Tokyo with multiple anti-disaster measures.

In addition, the center has direct fiber connectivity to Equinix’s three other IBX data centers in the city via the Equinix Metro Connect.

TY4’s proximity to the major financial exchanges in Japan will also provide financial companies with reliable, low-latency connectivity.

Companies such ABN Amro Clearing and Box have expanded into Equinix’s IBX in Japan to meet their customers’ needs.

“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,” said Sean Lawrence, chief executive officer, ABN AMRO Clearing, Tokyo.

Recently, Equinix announced plans to develop its first IBX in Osaka, as well as build its third Singapore data center.

In addition, Equinix expanded into Indonesia in May 2013 in partnership with PT Data Center Infrastructure Indonesia.

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