BBIX Launches “Open Connectivity eXchange”
May 30, 2022
BBSakura Networks Inc.
BBIX Launches “Open Connectivity eXchange”
～Network Cloud Service based on BBIX’s IX platform～
BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that conducts an Internet eXchange (IX) business, and BBSakura Networks (“BBSakura”), a network solutions operator and subsidiary of BBIX, Inc., launched a new service, Open Connectivity eXchange (“OCX”) on May 30, 2022.
OCX is a cloud-based network service provided on BBIX’s IX platform. OCX provides on-demand, highly secure, low latency, scalable connectivity services to a variety of cloud services and data centers used by customers via a dedicated customer portal. This eliminates the need to purchase and maintain data center network equipment, thereby reducing procurement and maintenance costs.
OCX will first open connection sites in four data centers in Tokyo to provide Data Center Interconnect (“DCI”) between sites and connections to various cloud services. BBIX already supports high-capacity communications between enterprises, including OnePort Multi-Cloud Access of SoftBank Corp. and connections to the backbone network of IDC Frontier Inc.
BBIX will build a network cloud infrastructure to support regional DX (Digital Transformation) by developing a closed network and cloud access points over networked BBIX IX infrastructure to support the communication environment in the multi-cloud era.
1. Service Overview
・Virtual Circuit Interface
・NTT Data Otemachi Bldg. (Located within BBT)
・SoftBank Tokyo No.4 Data Center
・Amazon Web Services (AWS)
・Google Cloud Platform™ (GCP)
2. Service Concept
3. Customer Portal (image)
■Comments from group companies and cloud provider partners (Alphabetical order)
Katsuhisa Suzuki, President and CEO at IDC Frontier Inc.
IDC Frontier believes that the interconnection between “Open Connectivity eXchange” and its inter-data center backbone network will make it easier than ever to connect different data centers. IDC Frontier will continue to provide new value by leveraging SoftBank’s group synergies.
Sudha Mahajan, GM, Partner Product Management, Azure Core at Microsoft Corp.
“Organizations are rethinking how they do business in the highly interconnected world. The demand for fully available, fast and resilient networks to run seamless business operations drive our customers.” said Sudha Mahajan, GM, Partner Product Management, Azure Core. “BBIXs connection to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute will pave the path for enterprise grade reliability and we are pleased to continue this journey with BBIX.”
Kunihiro Tanaka, Founder, CEO and President at SAKURA internet Inc.
We sincerely welcome the launch of cloud-based network service, “Open Connectivity eXchange”, which enables OCX customers to choose our IaaS cloud service, “SAKURA Cloud”, to easily build a network environment combining data centers and cloud services on the cloud. SAKURA internet will continue to leverage group synergies with BBSakura to provide services that accelerate DX for our customers.
Shunsuke Kobayashi, Vice President, Head, Cloud Engineering Division at SoftBank Corp.
SoftBank Corp. provides “OnePort Multi-Cloud Access”, a network service that interconnects customer locations to cloud services via a closed network. We are confident that the service’s connection to “Open Connectivity eXchange” will further enhance convenience for customers who use multiple cloud services. We will continue to provide high-quality cloud connectivity services to our customers through our strong partnership with BBIX, Inc.
Company Name: BBIX, Inc.
Headquarters: 1-9-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Hidetoshi Ikeda, 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
Company Name: BBSakura Networks, Inc.
Headquarters: 7-20-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Hideyuki Sasaki, President & CEO
Date of establishment: August 1, 2019
Capital: 200 million yen
Ownership: BBIX, Inc. 51%, SAKURA internet Inc. 49%
Business: Telecommunications operator under Japan’s Telecommunications Business Act; leasing, maintenance & management of telecommunications equipment; development, sales, maintenance & management of computer hardware/software.
● Open Connectivity eXchange and OCX are trademarks of BBIX, Inc.
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