January 12, 2012: KVH Joined as a Solution Provider for Amazon Web Services in Japan
- Offering Low Latency and Highly Reliable Network Services for AWS Direct Connect -
Press release: January 12, 2012
Tokyo, January 12, 2012 – KVH Co., Ltd. today announced that it has joined as an official solution provider for AWS Direct Connect, a service that has been launched starting today in Japan by Amazon Web Services (hereinafter referred to as “AWS”) KVH starts offering KVH Ether-MAN Plus, a low latency Ethernet service and KVH SmartGiga®, a multi-gigabit-class high-speed and private connection service for users of AWS Direct Connect from today.
AWS Direct Connect is a service that enables companies to access their data on AWS directly through a secure private network connection and not through an Internet connection. KVH’s network services have advantages in terms of speed, availability, resiliency, and scalability as well as the company’s proven track record within the financial services sector. Using the latest technology and flat network architecture, KVH operates a highly secure network with the lowest-level latency in Japan that addresses the mission critical data communications needs of enterprises and services providers.
Trusted by many companies including financial firms performing high frequency trading, KVH’s Ether-MAN Plus is a low latency Ethernet-based service that combines the reliability of a private line service with the flexibility of a wide-area Ethernet service. KVH Ether-MAN Plus is available to users of AWS Direct Connect as a 1000Base-LX/SX interface point-to-point private line connection with bandwidth options ranging from 100 to 900Mbps. This KVH service guarantees high quality with SLAs (Service Level Agreements) for service delivery (standard), fault handling (standard), and round-trip latency (optional, measured between customer premises equipment and AWS Direct Connect handoff point, within Tokyo 23 wards).
KVH SmartGiga® is a low latency private line service that specifically focuses on secure point-to-point communications for those with high bandwidth and low latency requirements. This service provides a proprietary high-speed, high-capacity network with a shortened standard service delivery time of only one and a half months. Moreover, this service is very scalable, making it well suited as a cloud platform connecting multiple data centers as well as for real time transmission of large volumes of data. KVH SmartGiga® is available to AWS Direct Connect users as a 1Gbps/10Gbps Ethernet protocol dedicated service with SLAs for service delivery, fault handling, and service availability.
Richard Warley, President and CEO of KVH said, “We are very pleased to be an AWS solution provider. We believe that our vast experience in offering carrier-grade services to enterprises customers ensure AWS Direct Connect users benefit from KVH’s high-quality and service reliability. With our information delivery platform strategy that supports our enterprise customers’ information end-to-end, we will continue our contribution to grow both the domestic and global cloud computing markets."
KVH was established in Tokyo in 1999 by Fidelity Investments as a Japan focused IT/communications service provider. As an information delivery platform that allows enterprise customers to store, process, protect and deliver their vital business information, KVH offers integrated cloud and network solutions that include infrastructure-as-a-service, managed services, data center services, professional services, data networking, internet access, and voice services. KVH operates the lowest latency network in Japan, and with over 450 financial services customers, is the leading provider of ultra low-latency network and proximity hosting solutions to the high-frequency trading community in Tokyo and Osaka. KVH also offers low-latency connectivity services between major financial markets in the Asia/Pacific region and the US including Tokyo, Chicago, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Sydney. More information on KVH can be found at www.kvh.co.jp/en/