Juniper Networks has recently announced that Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ4), one of Japan’s leading Internet access and network solutions providers, has adopted Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches to support its newly developed cloud services, IIJ GIO. As
mentioned in this news release, IIJ was able to build the networking component of its IIJ GIO virtualized service platform using a simplified two-layer model that reduces cost, complexity and latency while increasing manageability and flexibility.
IIJ offers customized private cloud services and public services—including the IIJ GIO Hosting Package Service, IIJ GIO Remote Office Service and IIJ GIO Storage Service—from data centers interconnected directly through its high-volume backbone network. Each data center has thousands of servers and large storage pools that are harnessed through the IIJ GIO platform.
“Juniper Networks EX3200 fixed-configuration Ethernet switches are deployed at the network edge in IIJ’s data centers, connecting large numbers of virtual LANs to the server and storage farms, with each device linked via Gigabit Ethernet to a pair of edge switches. Juniper’s EX8200 chassis-based switches are at the core of the IIJ GIO data center networks, supporting redundant 10 Gigabit Ethernet links to the EX3200 switches and creating a highly resilient low-latency connection between the cloud’s CPU/memory and storage resources.”