Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) and Hitachi Metals, a subsidiary under Japan’s Hitachi Group, have agreed to further their technological partnership, entering the area of enterprise networking solutions that utilize SDN technologies.
The two companies will develop solutions that combine SDN controllers developed by IIJ with Hitachi Metals' Ethernet switch products and will open up new areas of the market by re-selling one another's products and services.
The two companies will combine their technological expertise to deliver efficient enterprise networks that employ SDN technologies.
As part of the collaboration, IIJ and Hitachi Metals will conduct technical demonstrations for the eventual commercialization of new solutions, including a test of interconnecting IIJ's SDN controller “OmniWarp” with Hitachi Metals's APRESIA series of switch products.
The two companies will also develop networking solutions that combine "IIJ Omnibus Service"-IIJ's cloud networking service using SDN and NFV technologies-with the APRESIA series.
In addition, IIJ and Hitachi Metals will re-sell one another's products and services and propose SDN solutions that combine both companies' products.