Equinix has opened its second xScale data centre, TY13x, in Tokyo to meet the growing demand for cloud services. Announced on June 30th 2023, this expansion addresses the unique workload deployment needs of hyperscale companies, including major cloud service providers.
TY13x: Tokyo's Second xScale Data Center
According to the official release, Japan's Public Cloud Services market is projected to experience significant growth, and TY13x will support the delivery of solutions and services that drive business transformation in the country. With TY13x, Equinix aims to enhance connectivity between its more than 10,000 customers and the largest cloud service providers.
Located in the Inzai region adjacent to TY12x, TY13x offers 8 MW of capacity in the first phase, with a total capacity of 36 MW when fully built. Equinix says it operates 11 Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres in Tokyo, providing reliable interconnection between hyperscale customers and enterprises and strategic network access to international and local internet exchanges.
TY13x customers will have the opportunity to connect with these ecosystems through their chosen Network Providers.
Equinix's Global xScale Portfolio
Equinix's global portfolio of 12 xScale data centres, including TY12x and TY13x in Tokyo, OS2x in Osaka, SY9x in Sydney, DB5x in Dublin, FR9x and FR11x in Frankfurt, PA8x and PA9x in Paris, LD11x and LD13x in London, and SP5x in Sao Paulo, offers nearly 175 MW of operational xScale capacity.
Additionally, Equinix says it has approximately 20 MW of leased capacity across TY12x and OS2x in Japan, with an additional 9 xScale builds under development representing over 80 MW of incremental capacity to be delivered through 2024.
As projected by the Global Interconnection Index 2023, the interconnection bandwidth growth in Tokyo is expected to reach 1,758 terabytes per second (Tbps) by 2025, with approximately 40 percent originating from cloud and network service providers, according to Equinix.