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Equinix announces major expansion in Japan

Equinix announces major expansion in Japan

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Equinix has provided details on its US$3 billion xScale data center program, including projects currently under development in Japan.

This planned global expansion, financed with the support of joint venture partners, will serve the growing demands of hyperscale companies that are deploying infrastructure at Equinix, while providing Equinix’s ecosystem of 10,000 customers with access to these strategic providers.

On March 1, Equinix opened its first xScale data center in Tokyo. TY12x. Equinix has had early success with this, securing an anchor tenant committed to the full phase one capacity and a significant portion of phase two capacity. 

In addition to TY12x, the OS2x xScale data center in Osaka is currently under development and is expected to open in Q4 2021.

Equinix also anticipates developing one additional xScale data center in Japan in the future.

Jabez Tan, Head of Research, Structure Research, said: “The adoption of hybrid and multi-cloud architectures is only picking up steam, and hyperscalers are looking for digital infrastructure partners that not only provide large amounts of space and power in strategic locations, but also a platform that enables them to interconnect with partners and customers.

“With the continued innovation around Platform Equinix and investments in purpose-built sites in Europe, Asia-Pacific and now Latin America as well, Equinix is well-positioned to meet hyperscalers’ needs for operational reliability, global reach and interconnectivity to rich ecosystems that are critical to serving their customers worldwide.”

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