JPIX extends Internet exchange service to Equinix Osaka Data Center

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, and Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd. (“JPIX”), an Internet exchange (IX) service provider in Japan, has announced that JPIX has extended its peering fabric to the Equinix International Business Exchangeâ„¢ (IBX®) data center in Osaka, OS1, the company said.

The expanded IX service is to meet the increasing data center and IX demands from international and domestic network operators in Osaka OS1 IBX data center.

With the addition of IX points of JPIX in OS1, Equinix customers can interconnect and peer directly with JPIX´s diverse aggregation of Internet service providers, cable TV service providers and content providers, allowing high-quality traffic exchange participants to increase reliability, improve performance and reduce the costs of network traffic exchange.

JPIX was founded in 1997 as Japan´s first commercial IX service that provides a reliable network traffic exchange platform to different players such as ISPs, NSPs, Content Providers, CDNs, Cloud providers, Media Providers. JPIX is the largest Japanese IX services in terms of client numbers, forming a core part of Japan´s Internet backbone with its high quality service.

Equinix connects the world´s businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 44 markets worldwide, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.