NEC Corporation to License VirNOS, a Network Operating System from IP Infusion

SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 27, 2016 – IP Infusion, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network software for telecom and data communications services, today announced that NEC Corporation, a global leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, has selected IP Infusion’s VirNOS™, a carrier/enterprise network operating system for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions. NEC will start to provide VirNOS technology as its vRouter service connecting multiple VLANs and its vRouter service connecting LANs among multiple tenants (tentative names) for its NEC Cloud IaaS, a cloud infrastructure service to their customers in the Japanese market in the spring of 2016.

NEC Cloud IaaS provides a cloud infrastructure service, offering resources of servers, storages and network solutions on a monthly or hourly basis.  NEC Cloud IaaS enables enterprise customers to realize a router function required for multi-tenants network connections within the same site quickly and flexibly.

VirNOS is designed to meet the requirements for today’s networks by supporting many networking functionalities such as MPLS L3VPN, MPLS L2VPN, IPv4, IPv6, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, LDP, RSVP-TE, IPSec, QoS, and ACL. VirNOS supports carrier grade networking functions such as MPLS L3VPN, L2VPN, QoS, and ACL. With VirNOS, IP Infusion provides a complete NFV-based software package which carrier and enterprise customers can run, as-is, on top of the standard server platform.

“With network operators facing increased challenges to integrate and maintain a variety of proprietary hardware, growing energy costs, capital investment and space requirements, VirNOS provides centralized distributed networking support for increased agility and cost effectiveness,” said Kiyo Oishi, CEO and president of IP Infusion. “We look forward to continue to work with NEC as they deliver new customers in less time and with decreased capital and operating expenditures.”

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion is a leading provider of open network software and solutions for carriers, service providers and data center operators with over 500 customers and thousands of deployments. Our solutions enable network operators to disaggregate their networks to accelerate innovation, streamline operations, and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Network OEMs may also disaggregate network devices to expedite time to market, offer comprehensive services, and achieve carrier grade robustness.

IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. Additional information can be found at

IP Infusion and OcNOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of IP Infusion. ACCESS is a registered trademark or trademark of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. Northforge Innovations is a registered trademark of Northforge Innovations, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at

Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow.

IP Infusion, VirNOS and OcNOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of IP Infusion. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.