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BBIX Launches “BBIX Multi-Cloud” to Enhance Connectivity with Multiple Public Cloud Services Across Tokyo Areas

July 03, 2020
BBIX, Inc.

BBIX Launches “BBIX Multi-Cloud” to Enhance Connectivity with Multiple Public Cloud Services Across Tokyo Areas

-Enabling private connections to major cloud services via L2 Internet Exchange-

Tokyo, July 3rd, 2020 – BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”) a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that conducts an Internet Exchange (IX) business, today announced that from July 2020, the company is offering “BBIX Multi-Cloud,” a service that enables direct connectivity to multiple major public clouds from its L2 network fabric.

BBIX is initially delivering to its customers the opportunity to connect with three different cloud services at its connection points across Tokyo: “BBIX Multi-Cloud for Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute,” powered by Microsoft, “BBIX Multi-Cloud for Alibaba Cloud” powered by Alibaba Cloud Japan and its distributor, SB Cloud Corp., and “BBIX Multi-Cloud for SAKURA Cloud” powered by SAKURA internet Inc. The cloud services will support enterprise customers looking to build a secure, low latency, and scalable interconnections to public clouds while bypassing the public Internet. BBIX plans to add more cloud services to its lineup in the latter half of 2020.

Enabling secured private access to cloud infrastructure brings additional value to BBIX’s customers, allowing them to ensure optimal and consistent business performance.

Executive comments:

• Ross Ortega, Partner PM, Azure Networking at Microsoft Corp.

“In today’s highly digitalized business environment, building low latency and higher bandwidth interconnections with digital services is a key factor for seamless operation of business. BBIX’s access to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute will deliver the enterprise-grade reliability demanded by enterprise customers.”

• Unique Song, Country Manager, Alibaba Cloud Japan service

“BBIX’s highly localized connectivity solution will help us accelerate the expansion of our cloud ecosystem in Japan. We are positive that this partnership will help us deliver the full value of cloud computing and data intelligence technologies to our customers in Japan.”

• Satoshi Uchiyama, Representative Director, CEO, SB Cloud Corp.

“Our collaboration with BBIX allows customers to enhance connectivity to Alibaba Cloud more privately and securely. We are pleased to expand the connections of Alibaba Cloud through BBIX’s wide-band IX infrastructure to meet the growing and varied demands of Japanese enterprise market.”

• Kunihiro Tanaka, Representative Director President / Chief Executive Officer of SAKURA internet Inc.

“Our role is to help corporate customers discover more diversity in their business potential through our cloud computing infrastructure. Through our partnership with BBIX, we are looking to further our footprint as a social infrastructure and deliver to our mutual customers more flexibility in accessing our cloud solutions.”

• Michikazu Fukuchi, Executive Vice President, Board Director and COO of BBIX, Inc.

“We are excited to deliver to our customers the ability to access the world’s major public clouds through a single connection with our IX platform. Today hyperscale clouds like Microsoft Azure and Alibaba Cloud have already become a pivotal tool to support the optimization of business environments in overall enterprise ecosystems, enabling seamless, secure, and reliable access to variable services onboard with lower operating expenses. We are also delighted to offer access to the cloud services of SAKURA internet, one of the fast-rising companies leading Japan’s digital transformation.”

About BBIX

Company Name: BBIX, Inc.
Headquarters: 1-9-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Keiichi Makizono, President & CEO
Date of establishment: June 13, 2003
Capital: 100 million yen
Ownership: 100% owned by SoftBank Corp.
Business: Telecommunications operator under Japan’s Telecommunications Business Act; leasing, maintenance & management of telecommunications equipment; development, sales, maintenance & management of computer hardware/software

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