Equinix is building its fifth Tokyo data center roughly a year after it built the fourth one there. The $43 million data center will be about 55,000 square feet, providing total capacity of 725 cabinets in two phases. The first phase will provide 350 cabinets and is schedule to open in the first quarter of 2016. The data center is in response to strong demand from financial services, cloud, and content providers for interconnection services in Tokyo.
Hitachi Data Systems and Equinix have signed a partnership in which the Japanese IT infrastructure vendor will offer large enterprise customers a managed compute service from within Equinix’s global network of co-lo data centres. HDS – predominantly an enterprise storage vendor – has for the last four years built an x86 server business and a managed services operation in Australia to prepare for today’s announcement.
Microsoft today held a launch event for the arrival of its Azure cloud platform in Australia and announced would offer its “ExpressRoute” dedicated fibre connections to its local data centres in partnership with Telstra and Equinix. Microsoft Australia’s US parent last week jumped the gun on the local subsidiary’s launch announcement, revealing Azure would go live in Sydney and Melbourne this week.
Equinix has started off the second phase of its third International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre, HK3-II, in Hong Kong, the data centre company announced today. The additional investment of US$23 million provides space for an additional 650 cabinets, which brings the total capacity to 2,700 cabinets. According to Equinix’s media statement, HK3-II has direct fiber connectivity to its other IBX data centres in the city via the Equinix Metro Connect, a service that provides reliable network connectivity, allowing customers in HK3 to easily expand their businesses within the Equinix platform.
In comparison to the US and Europe, the APAC region remains more conservative when it comes to public cloud adoption, according to Eric Hui, Equinix Asia-Pacific director of cloud and service provider markets. Hui said there are a number of factors that exemplify this. For example, the amount of in-born cloud providers that exist in APAC compared to other regions is far fewer, as is the percentage of organisations that have direct connectivity via datacenters to cloud providers.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the availability of Equinix Performance Hub™ in Asia-Pacific ? a new solution that uniquely combines elements of data centers, networking infrastructure and connectivity, and cloud computing access to improve application performance and deliver a globally consistent quality of experience to end users.
Co-lo provider Equinix has promoted its top-performing sales manager to run the company’s Australian operations following the departure of former MD Tony Simonsen. Simonsen left the company in March to take on the role of managing director for networking vendor Avaya. Jeremy Deutsch, Equinix’s new country manager, was the third Australian employee at Equinix in 2001 and has since tripled the size of the company’s local sales team.