Today, we have a total of 13 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Japan, two in Osaka and 11 in Tokyo, including the newly announced TY11 in Tokyo, which is also our largest to date in Japan. So, what has made Japan such an attractive and important market to us?
Classic rock bands have always understood the importance of being “Big in Japan.” So does Equinix, and our recent acquisition of Bit-isle proves it.
Japan’s increasingly digitally-driven economy received a boost in the form of a brand new US$43 million data center being built in the middle of Tokyo by Equinix.
Equinix and its partners have invested significantly in its newest data center, OS1, officially launching today and follows the recent opening of its fourth data center in Tokyo in August.
Equinix’s OS1 data center will offer 32,000 square feet and over 800 cabinets equivalents of capacity and will be natural disaster-proofed with state-of-the-art, seismically isolated infrastructure.
The geographic vulnerabilities of Japan will have an influence on its data centrality in the future. Following the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, in the Eastern part of Japan, the notion that we may need a more distributed architecture started to emerge.