Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) announced to introduce private connectivity service for a multi-cloud environment that combines the IIJ GIO Component Service with Microsoft's public cloud service Microsoft Azure.
As the first part of this collaboration, IIJ will be providing enterprise customers with a private network connectivity service for Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute.
ExpressRoute provides private connectivity between a customer's private network and Azure services. Microsoft has been working with multiple network providers globally to provide private connectivity to Azure. In response to strong customer demand in the Japanese market for private connectivity to Azure services, IIJ together with Microsoft Japan will start joint promotions in October.
IIJ is the first ExpressRoute domestic partner in Japan, and will build private networks that interconnect between IIJ's backbone facilities and Azure services, thus furnishing customers with high-speed private connectivity to Azure through the IIJ Cloud Exchange Service for Microsoft Azure.