JPNAP Deal with Equinix Validates Tokyo as Network Hub in Japan

Customer wins announced in the colocation industry, with Equinix selected by JPNAP, CoreSite selected by Belgacom International Carrier Services, and Savvis selected by SIX Financial Information.

Equinix selected by Internet Multifeed. Equinix (EQIX) announced that Internet Multifeed Co. (MF), an Internet Exchange provider and operator of the Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP), has expanded the JPNAP peering exchange into Equinix’s Tokyo-4 (TY4) data center. The MF presence at TY4 will give its customers the ability to create new or expand existing peering relationships with a greater number of participants and exchange IP traffic at a single location through JPNAP and the Equinix Internet Exchange. “The expansion of our relationship with Equinix is an important move for us and our customers,” said Ryoichi Hosoya, executive vice president and representative director at Internet Multifeed. “Specifically, with the rise of global cloud and content providers, it is critical that these industries have high-performance peering points for the exchange of Internet traffic. By expanding into Equinix’s TY4 data center, we will further increase traffic exchange efficiency for our customers, helping them to meet their business and customer needs.”

CoreSite selected by Belgacom International Carrier Services.  CoreSite (COR) announced that BICS (Belgacom International Carrier Services) has selected CoreSite’s One Wilshire data center campus in Los Angeles for the expansion of its global voice and mobile services footprint. BICS is a subsidiary of Belgacom, the largest telecommunications company in Belgium. The expansion allows BICS to meet the demands of its current customers and leverage CoreSite’s Los Angeles community of over 275 networks to expand its services to new partners across North America. “This is an important step for us in our continuing expansion into the North America market. By extending our footprint to CoreSite’s One Wilshire campus we are in a position to add reach and redundancy to our already robust network in the United States. Having an increasingly dense presence in our network will allow us to serve the growing demands of our fixed, mobile and internet customers in this region,” said Brian Troesch, Vice President & Managing Director for the Americas at BICS.

Savvis selected by SIX Financial Information. Savvis, a CenturyLink (CTL) company, announced that SIX Financial Information has expanded its data center presence to Chicago to support ongoing demand for its global financial data feeds. SIX already has a presence with Savvis in Weehawken, New Jersey, and will grow further in Chicago with expanded opportunities for low-latency network connectivity to to businesses colocated with Savvis, and with the help of Savvis’ managed hosting services. “In addition to reducing data transport costs for our customers, Savvis’ Tier 3+ data center gives us the flexibility to support our growing IT footprint,” said Wally Beddoe, vice president of operations, SIX Financial Information. “The facility’s scalable power supply and environmental controls, plus the added comfort of physical and logical security that meets our stringent corporate standards, helped make it a very easy decision to put critical internal and customer systems in Savvis’ hands.”

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