Equinix to open data centres in Japan, Brazil, Australia and US in $420m expansion

JapanCBR Online — US colo Equinix has today unveiled its expansion plans for 2016, which include over $4.5bn in acquisitions and organic growth. In the company’s plans are the construction of four sites in Tokyo (Japan), Dallas (US), Sydney (Australia) and Sao Paulo (Brazil). The expansion plans came following growing demand for colocation and cloud services around the world as businesses realise the need for services interconnection driven by the IoT, CEO Steve Smith said.

http://www.cbronline.com/news/data-centre/commercial/equinix-to-open-data-centres-in-japan-brazil-australia-and-us-in-420m-expansion-4827795

Equinix Closes Bit-isle Deal; To Grow Asia-Pacific Footprint

JapanZacks — Equinix Inc. recently announced the completion of the Bit-isle Inc. acquisition. The Japanese outsourcing firm is expected to strengthen the company’s position in the Asia-Pacific region. The data center operator commenced a cash tender offer in September through its Japanese subsidiary for all issued and outstanding shares of Tokyo-based Bit-isle. Equinix offered JPY922 a share to Bit-isle shareholders which translates to a total of JPY33.3 billion or approximately $280 million.

http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/200704/equinix-closes-bitisle-deal-to-grow-asiapacific-footprint

Equinix takes fourth place in Japanese data centre market with buy

JapanData Center News — Equinix has completed its acquisition of 97% of the equity interests of Japan’s Bit-isle, creating the fourth largest data centre operator in Japan. Equinix, which announced its intention to acquire the Japanese data centre operator, is using the acquisition to expand its data centre footprint and support growing demand for interconnection throughout Asia Pacific. The acquisition was done through Equinix’s Japanese subsidiary and provides Equinix with six more data centres in Japan.

https://datacenternews.asia/story/equinix-takes-fourth-place-japanese-data-centre-market-buy/

Equinix Closes Bit-isle Deal, Expands Japan Data Center Footprint

JapanDatacenter Knowledge — Equinix has completed its acquisition of Japanese data center provider Bit-isle, adding five data centers in Tokyo and one in Osaka to its existing footprint in both cities, the Redwood City, California-based company announced today. Equinix has acquired about 97 percent of equity interests in the Japanese provider, expecting to buy the rest by the end of the year. The company first announced the deal in September, saying it had made an offer for $280 million.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/11/04/equinix-closes-bit-isle-deal-expands-japan-data-center-footprint/

Rapid growth signals strength of OpenStack community in Japan

JapanSuperuser OpenStack — Akihiro Hasegawa, one of the Japanese user group organizers shares how much the community has grown and identifies progress and goals for the local OpenStack community in the upcoming year.

http://superuser.openstack.org/articles/rapid-growth-signals-strength-of-openstack-community-in-japan