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Equinix Plans to Build Third Tokyo Data Center

September 29, 2010 by  

Hosting ServicesFOSTER CITY, CA & TOKYO – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced plans to build its third International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center, called TY3, in Tokyo, Japan. The $70 million, 79,600 gross-square-foot TY3 IBX data center, targeted for completion in mid-2011, will offer 960 cabinet equivalents to data centric industries including cloud and IT services providers, online content and financial market participants doing business in Japan.

The new TY3 IBX data center will feature Equinix’s industry-leading standards of security, environment control and power availability. It will have direct fiber connectivity to Equinix’s two other IBX data centers in the city, TY1 and TY2. Current and prospective customers will have direct access to more than 50 networks including both international and domestic carriers. In addition, the strategic location of the TY3 IBX data center within the Tokyo City Center offers financial market participants the advantage of close proximity to the major financial exchanges in the Japanese capital. Close proximity to these exchanges combined with the vast network choice and Equinix interconnection services to strategic partners helps the financial market participants achieve high performance trading.


“The accelerated digitization of the world economy has heightened the demand for Equinix as companies look to optimize the performance of their business applications and connect to strategic partners within a business ecosystem,” said Kei Furuta, managing director, Equinix Japan K.K. “Currently, we are seeing strong interest from across multiple industries, supporting our commitment to add customer-driven capacity to our global platform.”

The TY3 IBX data center expansion reflects strong demand for Equinix in Asia-Pacific. Equinix has also recently announced the second phase expansion of its TY2 data center in Tokyo, the expansion of SY3 data center in Sydney, the third phase expansion of the existing SG2 center in Singapore, and building HK2 IBX data center in Hong Kong.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, cloud, content and financial companies, and more than 595 network service providers rely upon Equinix to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 90 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) and partner data centers across 35 metro areas in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Learn more at: www.equinix.com.

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