Equinix to Build 11th Data Center in Tokyo

Tokyo Skyline

Equinix has announced plans for construction of a 70 million dollar data center in Tokyo, Japan. The facility, nicknamed “TY11” will start with space for 1000 data center cabinets. Once fully completed, the data center will have room for upwards of 2800 server cabinets. Allowing Equinix to meet the growing demand for cloud and network services in the region.

Continued Growth in the Region

The president of Equinix Asia-Pacific, Samuel Lee, stated, “This new facility in Japan will be the latest in a series of expansions across the Asia-Pacific region and highlights our ongoing commitment to enabling our customers to reach everywhere, interconnect everyone and integrate everything. Japan continues to be an important market for us, acting as a key hub for the cloud and financial services industries across the entire region.”

Equinix Tokyo Data Center
Equinix Tokyo Data Center

The managing director with Equinix, Kei Furuta, commented on the project saying, “Tokyo is one of the major financial centers in the Asia-Pacific region, and we have seen rapidly increasing demand for interconnection from customers in different sectors, as they seek to access multiple clouds and real-time data transfers across geographies.”

He continued, “With the addition of TY11 located in a hazard-free zone, Equinix can provide our customers with consistent, reliable and high-performance infrastructure, supporting them to further accelerate their growth in Japan and meet the changing IT needs of today’s digital economy.”

What Will it Be Used For?

According to an announcement from Equinix, the new data center is being built to support the rapidly increasing demand for infrastructure services. This includes cloud services, network service providers, content providers, financial services, and many others.

Users will also be able to connect to many different carriers through this facility, including major web services such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services.

Equinix currently operates 180+ data centers located in 52 markets around the world. They are one of the leading data center operators and are continuing to grow and expand. They boast a 99.9999% global uptime thanks to their advanced facilities, configurations, and skilled staff. The first phases of the facility are projected to open by end of the first quarter in 2019.