Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) is adding data center depth with the acquisition of Tokyo-based Bit-isle Inc. for 33.3 billion Yen (U.S. $280 million).

Bit-isle owns five data centers in Tokyo and one in Osaka. The acquisition should allow Equinix to create the fourth largest data center operator in Japan, according to the company, and strengthen the company’s position in the Asia-Pacific region.

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