Hyperscale Connectivity Drives $3 Billion in Data Center Projects by Equinix and JV Partners
Rapid growth of the digital economy has driven increasing demand for global connectivity and hybrid multicloud solutions. For years, the world's largest cloud service providers, including
Regional Highlights/Key Facts:
- Opening of TY12x in
March 1, Equinixopened its first xScale data center in Tokyo, TY12x. Equinixhas had early success with TY12x, securing an anchor tenant committed to the full phase one capacity and a significant portion of phase two capacity.
- TY12x is
Equinix'sfirst xScale data center in Asia. It will provide more than 186,000 square feet (about 17,300 square meters) of colocation space and will support 54 megawatts of power to hyperscale customers all phases are complete.
- TY12x operates in close proximity to 11 International Business Exchange™ IBX® data centers in
Tokyometro is a strategic hub for financial services companies, internet providers, and cloud, content and mobility service providers. Equinixdata centers server as strategic network hubs in Tokyo, where international and major local carriers meet. In addition, Equinixin Tokyoprovides proximity to leading regional internet exchanges including access to JPIX, JPNAP and BBIX.
- Additional xScale Data Centers in
In addition to TY12x, the OS2x xScale data center in
Osakais currently under development and is expected to open in Q4 2021. Equinixalso anticipates developing one additional xScale data center in Japanin the future. The three xScale data centers in Japanare expected to collectively deliver approximately 138 megawatts of power to hyperscale customers in Japan. Equinixand GIC complete Joint Venture Agreement in Asia-Pacific
In Q4 2020,
Equinixcompleted the formation of the greater than US$1.0billion initial joint venture in the form of a limited liability partnership with GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, to develop and operate xScale data centers in Japan.
- TY12x, OS2x and a planned future xScale data center in
Japanare included in this initial joint venture.
- Opening of PA9x in
February 2021, Equinixopened its second xScale data center in Parisnamed PA9x, which is currently fully leased by a single hyperscale tenant.
- PA9x is
Equinix'ssecond xScale data center in Parisand will provide more than 29,600 square feet (about 2,750 square meters) of colocation space and support 10 megawatts of power to hyperscale customers when complete.
- PA9x operates as part of a campus with PA2 and PA3 in Saint-Denis,
- This metropolitan area is a strategic hub for the exchange of traffic between the
U.S.and Europe, and a termination point for many submarine cable systems in the Mediterranean, bringing suppliers from Africa, the Middle Eastand Asia-Pacificto Europe.
- The strategic location of
Equinix'sfacilities in Parisprovides a high level of carrier connectivity, making them ideal locations to procure bandwidth and optimize network performance.
- Additional xScale Data Centers in
Six xScale facilities are currently operating or are under development in
Europe. Collectively, these sites will have the capacity to deliver approximately 106 megawatts of power to hyperscale customers in Europeonce all are operational. These sites include:
- Paris: PA8x which opened in Q1 2019 and PA9x which opened in
- London: LD11x which opened in
February 2021, and LD13x which opened in Q4 2019 Frankfurt: FR9x which is expected to open in Q4 2021, and FR11x which is expected to open in Q2 2022 Equinixand GIC Joint Venture Agreement in Europe
In Q4 2019,
Equinixcompleted the formation of the greater than US$1.0billion initial joint venture in the form of a limited liability partnership with GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, to develop and operate xScale data centers in Europe.
- SP5x in São Paulo
In Q3 2021,
Equinixplans to open its first xScale data center in Latin America. SP5x is located in São Paulo, Brazil, and is in close proximity to the Equinix SP4 IBX data center. It will be connected by optical fiber to the existing four Equinix São Paulo IBX data centers and will support five megawatts of power to hyperscale customers in its first phase.
Jabez Tan, Head of Research, Structure Research
"The adoption of hybrid and multicloud 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-Pacificand now Latin Americaas well, Equinixis well-positioned to meet hyperscalers' needs for operational reliability, global reach, and interconnectivity to rich ecosystems that are critical to serving their customers worldwide."
Equinixand GIC to Form Greater than US$1.0 BillionJoint Venture to Develop and Operate Hyperscale Data Centers in Japan[press release] Equinixand GIC Complete Formation of Greater than US$1.0 BillionEuropean Data Center Joint Venture [press release] Equinix Europe2020: Hyperscale and Colocation Demand is Riding High[Equinix Blog]
- How Hyperscale Data Centers Can Power Cloud Provider Success [Equinix Blog]
- Powering Digital Leaders [e-book]
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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