SAKURA Internet Adopts White Box Switch Solution, Featuring IP Infusion’s OcNOS Network Operating System, in their Data Center Service

11th Apr 2019
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11, 2019 – IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for telecom and data communications services, announced that, SAKURA Internet, a Japan-based Internet infrastructure service provider selected IP Infusion’s OcNOS™ network operating system and Edgecore Networks open network switches in their data center to enable delivery of advanced services.
 
Through APRESIA Systems, Ltd., an IP Infusion’s reseller partner in Japan, SAKURA selected disaggregated networking solution based on the OcNOS network operating system and Edgecore Networks AS4610-54T 1GbE and AS5812-54X 10GbE Top-of-Rack (ToR) switches.
 
OcNOS is the industry’s first full-featured modular extensible network OS for white box open networking solutions offering advanced capabilities such as extensive switching and routing protocol support ranging from Layer2, Layer 3 to MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), and APIs/protocols for SDN (software defined networking). OcNOS features hybrid, centralized or distributed network support; scalable, modular high-performance network; and a robust data plane built on merchant silicon.
 
“We selected IP Infusion’s OcNOS network operating system for the infrastructure of our data center services because of its track record in providing extensive technology capabilities to its global customer base,” said Masayuki Inoue, Middleware Group Manager of Technology Division, SAKURA Internet. “By adopting the disaggregated solution based on IP Infusion and Edgecore Networks, we will be able to meet the demands for building flexible cloud network infrastructure.”
 
“SAKURA is the first adoption of the white box solution with OcNOS on a large scale in the Japan market and will serve as an excellent use case model to apply for data center services in Japan,” said Atsushi Ogata, CEO and president of IP Infusion. “SAKURA will continue to be an important customer as we expand the NOS functions and the line of support hardware for future SAKURA Internet data center service and other customers.”
 
“Edgecore Networks continues to provide open networking solutions for a wide range of use cases for data center, service provider and enterprise network operators.  We are pleased to be working with IP Infusion to meet SAKURA Internet strict requirements for data center services,” said George Tchaparian, CEO, Edgecore Networks. “The combination of the robust OcNOS software features and Edgecore high-performance switches brings significant business and technology benefits to SAKURA with a new open networking infrastructure.”
 
About SAKURA Internet, Inc.
 
SAKURA Internet Inc. has been engaged in data center operations since the dawn of Japan’s Internet era. Bandwidth plays an important role in communications environments, and SAKURA Internet, as one of Japan’s largest domestic operators, has a combined bandwidth of 1.14 Tbps (as of March 2019). In addition to Internet infrastructure services offering excellent cost performance, such as “Sakura Rental Server,” “Sakura VPS,” “Sakura Cloud,” and “Sakura Dedicated Server,” it also provides services meeting the needs of a wide range of customers, from individuals to corporations and enterprises, such as the “Koukaryoku Computing,” which uses optimal GPUs for AI and deep learning development.
 
Headquarters: 4-20 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Founded: December 23, 1996
Employees: 471
Capital: 2,256,920,000 yen
Net sales: 17,033,370,000 yen (for the year ended March 31, 2018)
URL: https://www.sakura.ad.jp/
 
About Edgecore Networks
 
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM.  Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for the Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers.  Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking providing a full line of open WiFi access points, packet transponders, virtual PON OLTs, and 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 100G and 400G OCP AcceptedTM switches that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com.
 
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 http://www.IPInfusion.com.
 
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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