Juniper secures cloud deal with Japan's mixi

Staff writer
Telco SDN/NFV Asia

Japan-based social networking service and smartphone gaming provider mixi has selected Juniper Networks to implement its data center solution utilizing Juniper Networks solutions.

Juniper will provide its QFX5100 Ethernet Switches to support MPLS/VRF in conjunction with Juniper Networks MX480 3D Universal Edge Routers and EX Series switches to help eliminate critical operational bottlenecks.

The end result from the Juniper Networks deployment will be movement of workloads between in-house and outsourced cloud data centers, improving customer experience and boosting developer productivity.

Mixi’s Monster Strike smartphone app has a customer base of more than 30 million national and international players since its launch in October 2013. The company has recently formed XFLAG STUDIO to provide a dedicated focus on gaming and video content development for its entertainment division.

To support service development and delivery, mixi leverages a range of cloud providers as well as resources within its own data centers.

“When we compared cloud data center systems from other companies, we felt that the Juniper Networks configuration management solution was much simpler, reducing both man-hours and risk,” mixi’s senior network engineer Junpei Yoshino said.

 “The biggest advantage of the Juniper Networks solution is that it enables us to provision cloud service delivery environments without complex network configuration. This is a major benefit in terms of ease of deployment and man-hours to both staff members responsible for services and to IT managers like myself.”

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