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2019 Press Releases

IIJ to Launch a Private Connection Service to Google Cloud Platform™

Google Cloud Platform™ Partnership Ensures Low-Latency Interconnection between IIJ and Google™

May 28, 2019

TOKYO-May 28, 2019-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the launch of the IIJ Cloud Exchange Service for GCP Partner Interconnect. This service uses closed networks to connect user sites with Google's cloud service, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), via IIJ's dedicated private network.

With this service, users can connect to GCP's gateways from their corporate networks using IIJ's secure closed environments, without passing through the Internet. The IIJ Cloud Exchange Service has been offering closed connection between user sites and IIJ GIO Infrastructure P2 (IaaS), Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). With the addition of GCP, users can now flexibly choose the optimal cloud services according to their features, using a safe and seamless network environment.

By entering into an agreement with Google, IIJ has directly interconnected IIJ and Google's both Tokyo and Osaka regions, offering a safe and secure one-stop service from user networks to the GCP. IIJ aims to broaden its range of expandable and agile multiple cloud services, with the goal of implementing this IIJ Cloud Exchange Service at 200 companies over the next three years.

Features

Secured, low-latency connectivity between user sites and the Google Cloud Platform

By linking the user-dedicated networks on the IIJ Private Backbone Service, a cloud-based network service with GCP's private interconnection service, Google Cloud Partner Interconnect(*), users will experience secure, low-latency connections between their on-premises networks and the Google Cloud Platform.

  • (*) Google Cloud Partner Interconnect is a service that offers closed connections to the Google Cloud Platform.

Flexible structure with multiple cloud services

The IIJ Cloud Exchange Service is compatible with closed connections to Microsoft Azure, AWS, and other cloud services, so users can choose suitable cloud services to create a package of various applications, including AI and big data analytics platforms, application platforms, or high-volume data storage. Additionally, users can connect to their subscribed WAN services.

Providing redundant connections with highly stable, guaranteed bandwidth at a fixed cost

The connection between IIJ's network and the GCP allows for different routes that produce fault tolerance and a redundant multicarrier structure thus ensuring a stable connection to the GCP. In response to user demand, IIJ also supports east-west redundancy as part of a DR strategy, as well as automatic switching during faults.
Moreover, IIJ has nine access points connecting user sites to IIJ's network across Japan, from Hokkaido in the north to Kyushu in the south, allowing low-cost connections to the nearest access point. IIJ also offers its Internet connection service at a fixed monthly cost to ensure communications bandwidth that is compatible with multicarrier connections.

Service launch date

May 28, 2019

Reference price (for 100 Mbps(*) bandwidth plans)

JPY177,000 per month (Breakdown)
  • Connectivity fees to IIJ's network (IIJ Private Access Service fees):JPY77,000
  • IIJ Cloud Exchange Service for GCP Partner Interconnect:JPY100,000
  • (*)Additionally, users will need connections or connectivity equipment between their sites and IIJ's network. There are also data forwarding fees (USD0.042/GB per month) and Partner Interconnect fees (USD90 per month for 100 Mbps). Connection bandwidth is available from 50 Mbps to 2 Gbps.

IIJ will continue to improve its cloud services' connectivity with other cloud services. While combining the cloud with IIJ's high-quality data center services and various network services, IIJ will provide one-stop comprehensive networking solutions that are optimized for its customers' businesses.

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality Internet connectivity services, systems integration, cloud computing services, security services and mobile services. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006.

The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results.

For inquiries, contact

IIJ Corporate Communications

  • (*) All company names and service names used in this press release are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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