JPIXJapan Internet Exchange
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As Japan's largest IX service provider in terms of customers, JPIX continues to invest in best-in-class technology innovation to support its mission of providing a high quality Internet infrastructure.
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.
Network operators in OS1 can utilize JPIX and Equinix Internet Exchange to deal with the large amount of Internet traffic through more efficient traffic exchanges.
As a leading IX service provider in Japan, JPIX has served traffic exchange over 160 customers, including Internet service providers, cable operators, and contents providers.
Hurricane Electric's expansion to the JPNAP and JPIX closely follows other global expansions, including the connection to the Equinix Paris Exchange two weeks ago and the March expansion at Telehouse Paris 2 Voltaire.
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.
The ExaScale switch/router provides JPIX with unmatched stability, density and performance by utilizing third-generation Force10 technology that incorporates patent-protected innovations and design advances to deliver unprecedented, non-blocking line-rate GbE and 10 GbE densities.
Deploying the ExaScale platform, which includes the modular Force10 operating system (FTOS), enables Internet exchanges, such as JPIX, to design and build more efficient and agile network cores that use less power and cooling while providing the necessary reliability for its customers.
By deploying ExaScale with its modular FTOS, JPIX is able to reap the benefits of scalability and performance predictability that have been hardened in some of the world's most demanding networks.
Through this agreement, JPIX will set up an Internet Exchange (IX) switch at the Equinix TY2 center, and it will use Equinix's IBXLink service to directly connect to the Equinix TY1 center located in Heiwajima.
This partnership with JPIX is a milestone that enhances the peering fabric for both companies, allowing customers the ability to further scale their peering relationships with a larger aggregation of ISPs, content providers and content delivery networks.