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Equinix launches eleventh data centre in Tokyo

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Equinix has opened its eleventh data centre in Tokyo, Japan called TY11 as part of the company’s ongoing global expansion plans.

The first phase of TY11 cost an estimated $70 million, delivering a capacity of 950 cabinets and colocation space of close to 39,800sqft. Once the future phases are complete the facility will offer a total capacity of more than 3,500 cabinets and colocation space of 153,800sqft – making it the largest IBX data centre in Japan.

"At Equinix, we continue to expand our footprint as we strive to help our customers capture the opportunities of the digital era,” said Karl Strohmeyer, chief customer and revenue officer, Equinix. “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 centre 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."

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Thanks in part to technological innovation and cloud adoption; Tokyo has become the world’s largest retail colocation market by revenue. With global and regional cloud service providers (CSPs) expanding their businesses in Japan, the country is predicted to become one of the largest geographic public cloud markets in 2019 with cloud spend to hit $7.4 billion.

"With cloud services becoming increasingly crucial to global and local businesses who are 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,” added Kei Furuta, managing director, Equinix North Asia. “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. We are thrilled about the opening of TY11, and we look forward to accelerating cloud adoption and innovation in Japan."

With the addition of TY11, Equinix now operates a total of 11 data centers in Tokyo and two in Osaka.

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