Equinix has announced plans to build a third International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Osaka, Japan.
The facility, to be known as OS3, will be the company’s 14th in the country, with 11 already in Tokyo.
Equinix said the additional Osaka data centre comes as the region has become a hub for startup companies and innovation.
“It is gearing up to become Japan’s next international financial centre and drive the growth of the digital economy,” the company added. “With numerous businesses related to energy, healthcare and medical services, and manufacturing, Osaka has evolved to become a prime location for data centres in Japan, the second largest following Tokyo.”
The company said OS3 will offer close proximity to major internet and peering exchanges and an ecosystem of network, cloud, and digital content providers. It will also offer direct, low-latency connections to