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NHN Techorus and BBIX Sign Business Partnership to Promote Government Cloud Used by Local Governments

April 4, 2024
NHN Techorus Corp.
BBIX, Inc.

NHN Techorus and BBIX Sign Business Partnership to Promote Government Cloud Used by Local Governments

NHN Techorus Corp. (“NHN Techorus”), an AWS Premier Tier Service Partner and a Google Cloud Premier Partner, and BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that operates an Internet Exchange (IX) business, will start collaborating for partners of “Open Connectivity eXchange”(“OCX”) provided by BBIX to provide comprehensive support to Japan-based local governments for the construction, operation, and management of AWS-based Government Cloud environments.

To promote this initiative on a nationwide scale, NHN Techorus will expand its collaboration with system integrators nationwide and OCX partners through the “Cloud Chorus Partner Network (CCPN),” a cloud business collaboration program operated by NHN Techorus.

The basic policy stipulates that local governments’ mission-critical systems should be migrated to standard-compliant systems built on the Government Cloud by FY2025. On the other hand, according to a survey by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, there are concerns that the scale of the human resource shortage in IT will expand to around 590,000 by 2030*1, while 51.1% of the employees of IT and telecommunication companies are concentrated in Tokyo*2, and the shortage of local system integrators who are responsible for the migration to the Government Cloud for local governments is an issue.

NHN Techorus holds the highest level of certification in both AWS and Google Cloud, both of which are designated as the Government Cloud providers. NHN Techorus has advanced design, construction, and migration capabilities and extensive knowledge, and as of March 2024, has approximately 4,500 contracts under its cloud comprehensive support service, C-Chorus.

BBIX has been in the network and mobile business since its inception in 2003, and in 2022 it launched a cloud-based network service, OCX as its platform business. Currently, BBIX has OCX network connection locations throughout Japan and has expanded partnerships with regional data center operators, system integrators, cable TV operators, and ISPs, growing into one of the leading platforms in Japan.

The collaboration between NHN Techorus and BBIX to support OCX partners joining the CCPN will enable comprehensive support for local governments using the Government Cloud, from providing network connection environments to building cloud environments, system migration, and subsequent operation and management. In addition, NHN Techorus, with its knowledge of cloud computing, will support local system integrators, enabling a one-stop service from infrastructure to applications. The collaboration between the two companies, which began in 2023, has been successful in providing highly secure networks that connect network locations, data centers, and cloud computing for multiple local governments and in creating optimal cloud environments.

■Partnership Model

NHN Techorus, BBIX will continue to provide one-stop solutions by leveraging each other’s expertise. By expanding the partnership, the companies will provide comprehensive support to further accelerate the use of the Government Cloud by local governments, including small and medium-sized local governments nationwide.

■About Cloud Business Collaboration Program, “Cloud Chorus Partner Network (CCPN)”

CCPN is a cloud business collaboration program operated by NHN Techorus. As of March 2024, over 200 system integrators, consulting, data analysis, and digital production and development companies have joined the program, and the number of cloud business collaborations is increasing daily. Our goal is to further expand collaboration with IT businesses that can help us further accelerate the Government Cloud in the future.


■Executive Comments

Akiteru Shirakura, President, NHN Techorus Corp.

“NHN Techorus sincerely welcomes the collaboration with BBIX to promote the use of Government Cloud. We are confident that the collaboration between BBIX and NHN Techorus, which owns a nationwide connectivity platform, will contribute to the promotion of Government Cloud adoption by local governments. NHN Techorus originally started out in the physical server operation business, but now focuses mainly on comprehensive support services for cloud computing, and the scale of its business has been expanding over the years. Through this collaboration, we aim to share and collaborate, based on our own experience in business transformation with IT providers nationwide to promote the revitalization of IT support business through cloud computing, and as a result, promote the use of Government Cloud computing on a nationwide scale.”

Hidetoshi Ikeda, President & CEO, BBIX, Inc.

“We are pleased to collaborate with NHN Techorus to promote the use of the Government Cloud. OCX is a service that is the embodiment of OCX’s knowledge of stable network operations gained from BBIX’s past experience and its desire for SDN (Software Defined Network) that enables API integration. BBIX’s strength lies in its ability to provide secure, high-quality communications and flexible network design to meet a variety of requirements, including Internet and multi-cloud connectivity, and we will provide strong support to NHN Techorus partners with our network infrastructure. In addition, by leveraging partnerships with more than 10 OCX partners, we will contribute to accelerating the Government Cloud and digital transformation of more companies and local governments across Japan.”

■ About NHN Techorus

NHN Techorus is a managed service provider that specializes in supporting the implementation, operation, and data utilization of both data centers and cloud computing, with a focus on C-Chorus, a comprehensive support service for AWS and Google Cloud for enterprises. We have helped numerous customers succeed in their digital journeys with our advanced technological capabilities and rich experience.

Company Name: NHN Techorus Corp.
Headquarters: 3-1-8 Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Akiteru Shirakura, President
Date of establishment: April, 2007

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■ 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

*1 Source: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, “Survey Results on the Latest Trends and Future Estimates of IT Human Resources”

*2 Source: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, “Trends in IT Human Resources in Japan.

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