Equinix announced the opening of its eleventh data center in Tokyo, Japan. The $70 million first phase of TY11 provides a capacity of 950 cabinets and colocation space of approximately 39,800 square feet (approximately 3,700 square meters).
The facility is expected to provide a total capacity of more than 3,500 cabinets and colocation space of more than 153,800 square feet (approximately 14,300 square meters), becoming the largest IBX data center to date in Japan.
Cloud spending is expected to reach $7.4 billion in Japan in 2019. “Asia-Pacific has always been a highly strategic and thriving market for us, thanks in part to its burgeoning digital market,” Karl Strohmeyer, chief customer and revenue officer of Equinix, said.
With the addition of TY11, Equinix operates 11 data centers in Tokyo and two in Osaka.
The TY11 IBX data center will enable CSPs to move their services closer to their customers at the digital edge via Platform Equinix and provide the highest quality of interconnection and data center services.
Equinix operates 42 data centers across 12 markets in Asia Pacific. Globally, Equinix has more than 200 data centers across 52 markets and 24 countries, providing data center and interconnection services for more than 9,800 businesses.