SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 -- Japan Internet Exchange Co. Ltd. (JPIX) has selected Force10 Networks' ExaScale E-Series family of switch/routers to provide high-performance 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) services and port density for its growing network. The chassis-based ExaScale E1200 switch/routers serve as a scalable core capable of handling increasing traffic created by enterprise business and service provider customers.
"Because of the traffic growth, our hardware infrastructure deployment decisions cannot be made simply on the needs we face today," says Takejiro Takabayashi, senior engineer, JPIX. "The Force10 ExaScale solution provides us with tremendous port density that protects our investment, coupled with nonblocking line-rate Gigabit and 10GbE performance that answers our bandwidth requirements today and is already configured to accommodate the 40GbE and 100GbE speeds that our customers will eventually demand going forward."
The ExaScale switch/router uses third-generation Force10 technology that incorporates patent-protected innovations and design advances to deliver nonblocking line-rate GbE and 10GbE densities. With support for 140 line-rate 10GbE SFP+ ports per chassis, the switch/router features 100 Gbps of usable data capacity per slot. The E1200 also delivers a total throughput of more than 2 billion packets per second across a switching fabric capacity of 3.5 Tbps or 250 Gbps full duplex per slot.
Deploying the ExaScale platform, which includes the modular Force10 operating system (FTOS), enables Internet exchanges, such as JPIX, to design and build efficient and agile network cores that use less power and cooling while providing the necessary reliability for its customers.
"JPIX shares our vision of the Terabit-enabled core that is highly reliable, efficient in its operations and agile in its ability to scale and respond to changing conditions," says Steve Garrison, vice president of marketing at Force10. "By deploying ExaScale with its modular FTOS, JPIX is able to reap the benefits of scalability and performance predictability that have been hardened in some of the world’s most demanding networks."