Equinix has graced Japan with the launching of another data center facility in Tokyo, and dedicated $70 million to the first phase development.

The new data center facility provides a capacity of 950 cabinets and colocation space of approximately 39,800 square feet. Upon completion of future phases, the new Equinix Tokyo facility will provide a total capacity of more than 3,500 cabinets and colocation space of more than 153,800 square feet, to become the largest IBX data center to date in Japan.

“Asia-Pacific has always been a highly strategic and thriving market for us, thanks in part to its burgeoning digital market, which is driving demand for interconnection and data center services,” said Karl Strohmeyer, Chief Customer and Revenue Officer, Equinix.

“We are excited to continue our investments and expansions in the region, and we are delighted to provide our customers in Japan with cutting-edge interconnection services and peace of mind over the resiliency of their IT infrastructure.”

The new data center is codenamed “TY11” which connotes the company’s eleventh data center in Tokyo. Equinix also operates two data centers in Osaka, which brings the count to 13 in Japan.

“We are thrilled about the opening of TY11, and we look forward to accelerating cloud adoption and innovation in Japan,” said Kei Furuta, Managing Director, Equinix North Asia.

“With the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the ‘Society 5.0’ initiative and the arrival of 5G, interconnection will also play a crucial role in enabling seamless and secure interactions.”

The new Equinix Tokyo data center is situated in Ariake, a district in Koto ward, which is sited close to featured venues for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“The TY11 data center in the Tokyo metro area will enhance Equinix’s interconnection capability and further expand its ecosystem of Internet Exchanges, service providers and enterprises,” adds Mimei Ito, Research Manager, IT Services, IDC Japan.