Yahoo!Japan deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress for data centre interconnect

Created January 9, 2017
Applications and Research

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that internet company Yahoo!Japan has deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its data centres in Osaka. The Cloud Xpress enables Yahoo!Japan to interconnect data centres with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption to support delivery of internet services to customers.

Due to increased internet traffic demands from both residential and business services, Yahoo! Japan has experienced growth in key cities like Tokyo and Osaka, driving the need for more capacity between its data centre facilities.

Working closely with Infinera partner Itochu Techno-Solutions, Yahoo!Japan deployed Cloud Xpress to address the need for more capacity. Itochu Techno-Solutions provides Yahoo!Japan information technology solutions and data centre maintenance services.

Infinera’s photonic integrated circuit technology delivers a 500 gigabit per second super-channel over 150km without needing additional multiplexers and amplifiers. Cloud Xpress incorporates Infinera’s Instant Bandwidth technology to allow customers to software-activate line-side bandwidth in 100 Gb/s increments as and when needed, closely matching their end-customer demands.

“Our data centres house a large number of servers so both space and power are limited,” said Miyuki Tsunekawa, Backbone, Site Operations Division at Yahoo!Japan. “The Infinera Cloud Xpress enables the easy deployment of 100 Gb/s capacity in a compact solution is ideally suited for our data centre environment.”

Andrew Bond-Webster, VP, Regional Sales APAC at Infinera, commented, “The compact design, ease of use and scalability of Cloud Xpress and the XTM Series stand out in metro data centre interconnect applications where data centre operators need to grow capacity rapidly while minimizing the cost of space and power.”

Further information: Yahoo! Japan deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress for data centre interconnect


This article was written
by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.