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Press Release -- May 14th, 2013
Source: Juniper Networks

YAHOO! Japan Deploys Juniper Networks QFabric System

One of Japan’s Largest Online Portal Site Operators Deploys Scalable and Low-Latency Infrastructure

TOKYO–(Marketwired – May 14, 2013) – Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that Yahoo Japan Corporation (YAHOO! Japan) has deployed a Juniper Networks® QFX3000-M QFabric™ System at its new environmentally friendly “Shirakawa Data Center.” It is a large-scale IT data center that covers the Tokyo metropolitan area and East Japan. It now operates a single-layer network fabric based on Juniper Networks QFabric technology to deliver more cost-effective, low-latency performance and linear scalability.

News Highlights

  • YAHOO! Japan selected Juniper Networks QFabric technology, the industry’s only single-layer network fabric, over competing solutions due to its energy efficiency, scalability and operational simplicity. By reducing the number of managed switches in the data center to just one, the QFabric deployment has dramatically simplified the management and cost-effectiveness of YAHOO! Japan’s data center.
  • The Juniper Networks QFX3000-M QFabric System, deployed at the Shirakawa Data Center, supports up to 768 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) with low latency, providing YAHOO! Japan customers with a high-quality online experience, no matter where they are.
  • As it scales data center operations at Shirakawa, YAHOO! Japan can easily upgrade to a QFabric QFX3000-G QFabric System, which can deliver even higher performance and functionality by supporting up to 6,144 10GbE ports as a single switch.
  • Juniper Networks MX960 3D Universal Edge Router is also implemented at the site, providing YAHOO! Japan with unmatched flexibility and reliability to support advanced services.

YAHOO! Japan is one of the country’s largest online portal site operators that offer a wide range of services including search, auction, news and shopping. As part of its “Smartphone First” program, YAHOO! Japan is strengthening its service development for smartphones alongside its support for traditional PCs and striving for future growth in this area.

Supporting Quotes

YAHOO! Japan
“With the deployment of Juniper Networks’ QFX3000-M QFabric system, we are able to have a flat structure between data centers’ units. The QFabric system is great because it allows users to equalize all units’ environment and to build large L2 space.”
Nobuhiro Takazawa, director, Network Operations, Yahoo Japan Corporation

Juniper Networks
“YAHOO! Japan is a pioneer in Internet service delivery, and Juniper Networks has been proud to play a part of this success for many years. Implementing QFabric as the network foundation of its new state-of-the-art data center will support the company’s expansion and future innovation in Japan seamlessly. It also serves as a testament to QFabric traction in Japan and throughout the Asia Pacific region.”
-Douglas Murray, senior vice president, Juniper Networks Asia Pacific

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