Equinix announced an initial investment to build its third International Business Exchange data center located in Osaka, Japan. The new facility, OS3 will expand the company’s footprint and allow local and global businesses to harness Platform Equinix to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructures. According to the announcement, the facility is expected to be open in the final quarter of 2021.
2,500 cabinets when fully built
Equinix also stated that the new facility will offer close proximity to major internet and peering exchanges and an ecosystem of network, cloud, and digital content providers. OS3 will also offer direct, low-latency connections to the large Kansai region. The first phase of OS3 will provide an initial capacity of 900 cabinets and more than 3,000 square meters of colocation space. When fully built, Equinix’s new data center will provide 2,500 cabinets with 8,300 square meters of colocation space. Kuniko Ogawa, Managing Director, Equinix Japan, said,
“As a large metropolitan area with many global and locally based enterprises, Osaka has emerged as a significant market. In the past years, we have seen rising demand for secure, high-performance, and low-latency connectivity in the Kansai area. With our planned OS3 IBX data center, backed by our global footprint and vast array of services offered on Platform Equinix, we are set to expand our ability to bring together and interconnect the infrastructure that businesses need to fast-track their digital advantage.”