TOKYO, Japan and FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, and INTERNET MULTIFEED CO. (MF), a high-quality Internet Exchange provider and operator of the Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP(R))), today announced an agreement that will extend the JPNAP peering fabric into the Equinix Tokyo-2 (TY2) International Business Exchange(TM) (IBX(R)) data center. As a part of the agreement, MF will establish a point-of-presence for the JPNAP service in Equinix's TY2 IBX center, enabling Equinix customers to directly exchange IP traffic, or peer, with JPNAP's customers, including Internet Service Providers (ISPs), CATV carriers, content providers etc. Similarly, JPNAP customers will have direct access to the extensive international carrier community at Equinix's two Tokyo IBX centers.
Equinix and MF are leaders in providing network-neutral Internet exchange platforms for the interconnection of enterprise, service provider and content company networks. The extension of the JPNAP peering fabric, the largest Internet Exchange in Japan by traffic, combined with the Equinix Exchange peering platform, will provide diverse interconnection options for Equinix customers in both the TY1 and TY2 IBX centers. The two IBX centers, located in Heiwajima and Shinagawa, Tokyo respectively, are interconnected directly by Equinix's IBXLink service.
As a global leader in data center and Internet exchange services, Equinix is committed to providing access to high performance peering points for the exchange of Internet traffic, said Jarrett Appleby, chief marketing officer for Equinix. With the increasing strategic importance of the Japan market, especially for international content providers, the critical mass of participants and the significant traffic volume at JPNAP represents a high-quality platform for Equinix's global customers seeking to access this important market.
We are enthusiastic about our agreement with Equinix and the interconnection benefits that this collaboration will bring to Japan's information communications sector, said Ryoichi Hosoya, representative director and executive vice president, MF. This agreement will allow Equinix and MF customers to foster rich interconnection across both of our respective network-neutral platforms in a more cost efficient and reliable manner.