Yahoo! Japan deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress in Osaka

06 December 2016 | James Pearce


Yahoo! Japan has deployed the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its data centres in Osaka.

The Cloud Xpress is Infinera’s scalable data centre interconnect (DCI) solution and has already been deployed by the Japan Internet Exchange in Tokyo. It enables hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption delivery of internet services, Infinera claims.

The solution was deployed through Infinera’s partner ITOCHU Techno-Solutions and will be used to address increasing demand for capacity across Yahoo! Japan’s metro network.

“Yahoo! Japan’s data centres house a large number of servers so both space and power are limited," said Yahoo! Japan’s Miyuki Tsunekawa. "The Infinera Cloud Xpress enables the easy deployment of 100 Gb/s capacity in a compact solution with low power consumption, ideally suited for our data centre environment."

The Cloud Xpress solution uses Infinera’s photonic integrated circuit technology which delivers a 500Gbps channel over 150km without the need for additional multiplexers and amplifiers. It also allows customers to software activate line-side bandwidth in 100Gbps increments when needed.

Yahoo! JAPAN's deployment of the Cloud Xpress is made possible by the collaboration of our partner ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation, offering its customers the best solutions for data centre interconnect as DCI applications become more pervasive across the globe," said Andrew Bond-Webster, VP of regional sales APAC at Infinera. 

"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."