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Equinix expands and opens first data centre in Japan.

WORLDWIDE COMPUTER PRODUCTS NEWS-December 5, 2013-Equinix expands and opens first data centre in Japan


Equinix Inc (Nasdaq:EQIX), an interconnection and data centre company, disclosed on Wednesday that it has opened its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Osaka (OS1), in the western region of Japan.

The company said that OS1 was opened in partnership with K-Opticom, an access provider in the Osaka/Kansai area and Kanden Energy Solutions (KENES) with support from O-BIC, a government agency that supports foreign companies establishing businesses in the region. KENES is a utility service company for data centres and will provide technology, management and maintenance for OS1.

Equinix's Japanese data centres, the other being in Tokyo, will allow customers to access diverse networks and geographies and in the first phase, OS1 will offer an initial 320 cabinets, expanding to over 800 in 2014. Also, as a carrier-neutral data centre, OS1 will permit multinational telecommunications companies to interconnect with different local network services via K-Opticom, establishing Osaka as a global network hub with direct connection to Dojima, the network core in Osaka.

Platform Equinix permits customers in the data centre to interact with existing and potential customers and connect their IT infrastructures directly to partners' services. Additionally, through the Equinix Internet Exchange (EIE), customers can select and peer with a wide range of network providers, optimising transit routes and helping decrease latency to significantly improve performance.

Financial details were not disclosed.

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