Juniper Networks today announced that Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has deployed its MX-series Ethernet service routers.

By upgrading its legacy infrastructure with Juniper Networks’ MX960 and MX480 routers, Juniper said IIJ scaled its network capacity to manage growing Ethernet traffic, which doubled in the past year, without overloading electrical resources at the company’s site.

“Juniper Networks helped us overcome our topmost challenge of limited on-site power for our backbone router facility,” said Junichi Shimagami, director of network services for IIJ. “We are concerned about both electrical power capacity and rack space, so it was not feasible to simply add more routers in order to handle increased traffic demands. With the MX-series, Juniper Networks met our goal of controlling network costs without sacrificing the high-quality services that have earned the loyalty of our customers.”

Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan’s leading Internet access and network solutions providers, catering mainly to large enterprise customers. IIJ has used Juniper Networks M- and T-series routers in its core IP network for several years.

Juniper said the MX960 Ethernet Services Router is one of the industry’s largest-capacity carrier Ethernet platforms, with up to 960 Gbps of switching and routing capacity.

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