Yahoo Japan data center deploys Juniper Networks solutions

Infotech Lead Asia: Yahoo Japan has deployed Juniper Networks QFX3000-M QFabric System at its new Shirakawa data center.

The large-scale IT data center covers the Tokyo metropolitan area and East Japan. It operates a single-layer network fabric based on Juniper Networks QFabric technology to deliver more cost-effective, low-latency performance and linear scalability.

Yahoo selected Juniper Networks QFabric technology 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 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.

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.

“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,” said Nobuhiro Takazawa, director, Network Operations, Yahoo Japan.

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