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BBIX and ITOCHU Techno-Solutions collaborate in the area of data center connectivity

March 23, 2023
BBIX, Inc.

BBIX and ITOCHU Techno-Solutions collaborate in the area of data center connectivity

BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that operates an Internet Exchange (IX) business, has signed a business partnership agreement with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (“ITOCHU Techno-Solutions”) in the field of data center connectivity.

On its IX platform, BBIX offers Open Connectivity eXchange (“OCX”), a cloud-based network service that provides highly secure, low latency and scalable connectivity services to a variety of cloud services and data centers.

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions offers a wide range of IT solutions utilizing leading-edge technologies which are realized by its capabilities in discovering products and open system infrastructure construction technology, leveraging its strong alliances with leading-edge IT companies around the world. ITOCHU Techno-Solutions’s data center service is equipped with highly secure and reliable facilities as well as high-quality networks to ensure the stable operation of customers’ IT systems.

The combination of BBIX’s OCX, a cloud-based network service that provides highly secure, high quality and a wide variety of connectivity services, with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions’s IT solutions utilizing advanced technology, along with a long track record in the data center business, is expected to create new business value for customers and new business areas, as well as promote DX (Digital Transformation) for various companies, and enable regional DX throughout Japan.

BBIX, together with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions, will work to expand its services to help customers accelerate DX, create new businesses, and grow their existing businesses, thereby contributing to the realization of an affluent society full of dreams.

■Partnership model

■Comments on the agreement

Tomoyuki Higashi, General Manager, Entrusted Cloud Engineering Division, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation

“ITOCHU Techno-Solutions sincerely welcomes the collaboration with BBIX in the data center field. ITOCHU Techno-Solutions is confident that BBIX’s cloud-based network service, OCX, will greatly contribute to accelerating DX for our customers who need to deploy DX quickly in order to catch up with the business needs. ITOCHU Techno-Solutions is promoting ‘OneCUVIC,’ an initiative to transform customers’ hybrid cloud environments into a simple and secure DX platform, and we expect to accelerate customers’ DX through collaboration with BBIX and contribute to create new businesses in the future.”

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

“We are excited to be able to offer BBIX’s OCX services through this partnership with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions in the data center connectivity field. We believe that ITOCHU Techno-Solutions’s high-performance, highly reliable solutions and data centers, in conjunction with OCX, will create a platform that can make a significant contribution to the security and flexibility of our customers’ systems, and together, we will continue to contribute to our customers’ DX acceleration and business growth.”

■About BBIX

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

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