) has opened its first International Business Exchange (IBX) data
center - OS1 - in Osaka, Japan. The company is aggressively
moving ahead with its plan of developing data centers across
different geographical locations.
The data center has been developed in collaboration with
K-Opticom and Kanden Energy Solutions (KENES), the technology
access providers in the Osaka/Kansai area. The first phase of OS1
will offer 320 cabinets, which is expected to increase to over
800 in 2014. Moreover, the new data center enables customers to
access more than 950 domestic and international carriers.
The company also expects that this data center will strengthen
the global network connectivity in the Osaka region and maintain
a direct connection with the network core in Dojima. Equinix
already has four operational data centers in the country in order
to tap into the increasing demand for data centers in the
Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) region.
The data center business is thriving across geographies and
Equinix is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this opportunity.
Being a major player in the data center space, the company is
making an effort to grab a major share of this increased demand
by renewing its focus on the APJ region. The solid prospects in
the region may be expected to drive its growth.
Earlier, Equinix opened its second IBX in Rio de Janeiro based
on the platform provided by ALOG Data Centers of Brazil S.A. This
data center, popularly known as RJ2, will provide better security
and mitigate risk, thereby strengthening the company's overall
Expansion in important markets and consolidation of facilities
in existing ones have been part of Equinix's core strategy.
Nonetheless, increasing competition from the likes of
), Equinix's European exposure and industry consolidation remain
Equinix carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Investors can instead
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