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Yahoo Japan deploys Metro WDM from Transmode PDF Icon

July 14, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden – 14th July 2015 – Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, today announced that Yahoo Japan, a major Japanese Internet company, has deployed Transmode’s 10G Metro WDM. The new high-speed optical interconnection is designed to handle the increased capacity between key nodes that provide connection to both Yahoo Japan’s data centers and their service provider customer base.

As of August 20, 2015, Transmode is part of Infinera. Transmode and its offering of metro core, metro edge, and
metro access solutions optimized for fast growing applications including mobile fronthaul and backhaul,
broadband aggregation, and business Ethernet services with Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certification are now part of the Infinera Metro Business Group.

Yahoo Japan is one of the largest and most innovative internet providers in Japan, and due to its ongoing success is currently enjoying increased traffic from both residential and business services. This in turn is driving the need for extra capacity between its data center facilities. At these data centers there is a huge number of servers and both space and power are limited, so Transmode’s TM-Series solution with its small footprint and low power consumption is ideally suited to the task.

The new deployments provide connectivity between key nodes in the Yahoo Japan network. Yahoo Japan’s customers connect into the Yahoo Japan network at these nodes to gain access to services and data hosted within Yahoo Japan’s data centers.

Nobuhiro Takasawa, VP, Technical Director, System Management Group at Yahoo Japan, commented, “We were looking for a solution which had a small footprint, low power consumption and which offered flexible design from low to high-capacity and would enable us to dynamically expand network-capacity when required. Transmode’s TM-Series met these demands but, most importantly, its Enlighten management system is simple to understand and enables easier day-to day operation.”

The solution was selected not only for its small foot print and low power design but also because it was the most cost effective solution, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and reliability. The network deployment has now been in place for some months and its performance has been totally reliable and stable.

Mark Stevens, Transmode’s Vice President Asia Pacific, commented, “We are delighted that Yahoo Japan has deployed our TM-Series to connect its data centers. This installation shows how versatile our optical platforms are and that ease of management and low power consumption are vital features of most networks today. Significant credit has to be given to our local partner ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation in securing this business.”

For further details please refer to the Yahoo Japan case study available here.

Anna Vue
Tel: +1 (916) 595-8157

Jeff Hustis
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About Yahoo Japan
Yahoo Japan is a Japanese internet company offering a broad range of internet based services to residential and business customers in Japan. Yahoo Japan was listed as one of Forbes magazine’s “100 most innovative” companies in the world (2013) and its multiple business services extend from Web Hosting to online Real Estate, Travel and Auto companies. Yahoo Japan also provides data center services to Japanese businesses and runs auction, shopping and internet search services to consumers.

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About ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
Established in 1972, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation delivers complex end-to-end IT solutions and services to enterprises and outsourcing services through our own data centers. ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation serves the telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, financial services, retail, distribution, public, utilities, education, life sciences, engineering, and apparel market segments.

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation has formed partnerships with hundreds of leading IT companies from all over the world. These partnerships range from global multinational IT companies to highly focused venture businesses. Our service edge lies in offering one-stop 24 x 7 support services through 100 locations nationwide.

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