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21 April 2015

JPIX deploys Infinera's Cloud Xpress for metro Cloud data-center interconnect in Tokyo

Infinera Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of digital optical transport networking systems incorporating its own indium phosphide-based photonic integrated circuits (PICs), says that Japan Internet Exchange Co Ltd (JPIX) has deployed Cloud Xpress to help accommodate bandwidth growth in its network in the metropolitan Tokyo area. Internet exchange (IX) providers are a critical part of Cloud infrastructure, offering high-performance connectivity services between providers, wholesalers and their end users, says Infinera. JPIX selected the Cloud Xpress for its hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption.

Established in 1997, JPIX is Japan's first commercial IX provider, offering a set of neutral locations that allows telecom, Cloud and wholesale service providers to exchange traffic as well as interconnect with enterprise users. The JPIX IX service is an exchange point for major service and content providers in Japan and plays an important role in powering the Japanese Internet backbone. With the IX service delivered by JPIX, Internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers are able to respond to continuous increases in Internet traffic as demand increases from their customers.

Infinera says that JPIX chose the Cloud Xpress for its small form factor, low power consumption and its ability to enable JPIX to easily scale bandwidth in 100Gb/s increments without any changes in hardware. The Cloud Xpress provides JPIX with up to 1Tb/s of input and output capacity in just two rack units. It also simplifies operations with a single fiber to deliver a 500Gb/s super-channel of line-side capacity, a highly reliable photonic integrated circuit, the flexibility of 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 40 GbE today, and 100 GbE client-side interfaces with Cloud Xpress product family in the future. The ultra-low power and rack-and-stack form factor enables JPIX to scale while using the least amount of space and power. In addition, the Cloud Xpress is designed with a new software approach that allows it to plug into existing Cloud provisioning systems using open software-defined networking (SDN) application programming interfaces (APIs). Similar to the server and storage infrastructure currently deployed in the Cloud, the Cloud Xpress integrates into existing operational processes, enabling Cloud providers to scale quickly and simplify operations, says Infinera.

"As Japan's fastest-growing commercial IX service, we continue to enhance our network to ensure the efficient flow of data in the metro Cloud for Internet users in Japan and globally," says JPIX's CEO Yoshiki Ishida. "The Infinera Cloud Xpress allows us to interconnect all of our sites while only requiring a small amount of space and power. And the platform provides us operational benefits that massively simplify what it takes to deploy the network," he adds. 

"The tremendous demand for bandwidth globally puts immense pressure on the Cloud," says Stu Elby, senior VP of Cloud network strategy and technology at Infinera. "JPIX's deployment of Cloud Xpress further underscores the need for simple, highly scalable interconnect solutions across a variety of markets."

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