Equinix to Build New $43M Colocation Facility in Tokyo

Equinix, the global interconnection and colocation provider, has announced the build of its newest Tokyo colocation facility, TY5. The new facility would meet strong demand from financial services firms, as well as cloud hosting and content providers for data center and interconnection services in Tokyo.

According to Forrester, the data center market in Japan is forecasted to reach US$14.2 billion by 2016.

The expansion of Equinix‘s International Business Exchange (IBX) data center footprint in Tokyo will help meet these demands, further enabling domestic and multinational companies to expand into the growing Japan market and access over 1,000 domestic and international network providers within Platform Equinix, including local Japanese carriers and international carriers such as Softbank, PCCW Global, BT and AT&T.

Direct Connectivity to TY3

Equinix’s TY3 colocation facility in Tokyo

When complete, Equinix TY5 will provide a total colocation capacity of 725 cabinets with 350 available in the first phase and 375 in the second. With 54,663 square foot of space, TY5 is located in a single tenant colocation facility for improved design and physical security, with 24x7x365 security officers and CCTV. Scheduled to open in Q1 2016, it is being built in close proximity to TY3 to streamline operations.

Located near Tokyo’s financial district, Equinix TY5 is also in close proximity to the Japan Exchange and Tokyo Commodity Exchange. By being in close proximity to these exchanges, TY5 will provide financial services companies with low-latency connectivity to key financial institutions and business partners, boosting speed of trading and accelerating business outcomes.

TY5 will have direct fiber connectivity to TY3, enabling new customers to access its rich financial services ecosystem and further facilitate customer interconnections.