Equinix has completed the second phase expansion of its 10th International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Tokyo, the TY5.
Phase two adds an additional 375 cabinets to the facility, bringing the total capacity of the data center to 725 cabinets. The second phase expansion follows the opening of TY5 in March of this year and brings the total investment in the facility to $43 million.
This announcement highlights Equinix’s continued investment in Asia-Pacific, as well as demand from local and global companies wanting to benefit from leading interconnection services in Japan, particularly across the cloud and financial sectors.
Equinix plays a critical role in supporting the interconnected era, underpinning digital economies and enabling businesses to accelerate their performance for continued success and growth. In 2016, it has opened four new IBX data centers in Dallas, São Paulo, Sydney and Tokyo, creating more capacity for global companies to connect with their partners, customers and employees.
The expansion of TY5 follows Equinix’s acquisition of Bit-isle, a leading Japanese data center and managed service provider, which more than doubled the company’s footprint in Japan. The move means both domestic and international enterprise customers can now benefit from Equinix’s increased presence in the country, spanning 10 data centers in Tokyo and two in Osaka.
The completion of the phase two expansion will support growing customer demand for carrier neutral data centers with direct connectivity to Equinix’s financial ecosystem in TY3. TY5 is in close proximity to the Japan Exchange and Tokyo Commodity Exchange, providing financial services companies with reliable, low-latency connectivity to key financial institutions and business partners.
TY5 enables domestic and multinational companies to expand into the growing Japan market, providing them with access to over 1,400 domestic and international network providers within Platform Equinix.
Platform Equinix now includes over 146 data centers in 40 markets around the world.
TY5 was recently awarded the LEED Green Building Rating System Gold Certification for its high building standards.
The award recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices across seven categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design and regional priority.