Equinix Expands in Tokyo
$9 Million Investment to Meet Strong Demand From Cloud and IT Services, Content, and Financial Market
September 03, 2010 08:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
FOSTER CITY, Calif. & TOKYO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), a provider of
global data center services, today announced the expansion of its second International Business Exchange™ (IBX®)
data center, TY2, in Tokyo. The growth in this market is a result of strong demand for data center services from
cloud and IT service providers, content companies and financial firms doing business in Japan. The $9 million, 140
cabinet equivalents expansion is scheduled for completion in Q4 2010 and will extend total capacity in Tokyo to
1,600 cabinet equivalents.
Equinix operates two IBX data centers in Tokyo, TY1 and TY2, that are directly connected to each other by fiber.
The company’s carrier-neutral, global platform includes more than 50 international and domestic carriers and
networks in Tokyo. In addition, the top three Internet exchanges in Japan, including Equinix Exchange, are present
within the Equinix Tokyo IBX data centers.
With its operational availability and secure infrastructure, Equinix was selected by Tokyo Financial Exchanges Inc.
(TFX) and Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) as the preferred data center colocation provider. In addition to
network choice, Equinix offers the ability to connect directly to strategic business partners, creating value through
increased performance and reducing cost.
“We have operated in Japan for almost 10 years, and both local and multinational corporations trust us to optimize
their network performance and expand global reach,” said Steve Smith, president and CEO of Equinix. “The TY2
IBX expansion demonstrates Equinix’s commitment to this strategic market and our ability to quickly add customer-
driven capacity to our global platform.”
“In Japan, corporations trust Equinix to deliver operational excellence and optimize the performance o