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SAKURA Internet Adopts White Box Switch Solution, Featuring IP Infusion’s OcNOS Network Operating System, in their Data Center Service

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, a leading provider of intelligent network software for
telecom and data communications services, announced that SAKURA
, a Japan-based Internet infrastructure service provider
selected IP Infusion’s OcNOS™ network operating system and Edgecore
open network switches in their data center to enable
delivery of advanced services.

Systems, Ltd
., an IP Infusion’s reseller partner in Japan, SAKURA
selected disaggregated networking solution based on the OcNOS network
operating system and Edgecore Networks AS4610-54T 1GbE and AS5812-54X
10GbE Top-of-Rack (ToR) switches.

OcNOS is the industry’s first full-featured modular extensible network
OS for white box open networking solutions offering advanced
capabilities such as extensive switching and routing protocol support
ranging from Layer 2, Layer 3 to MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching),
and APIs/protocols for SDN (software defined networking). OcNOS features
hybrid, centralized or distributed network support; scalable, modular
high-performance network; and a robust data plane built on merchant

“We selected IP Infusion’s OcNOS network operating system for the
infrastructure of our data center services because of its track record
in providing extensive technology capabilities to its global customer
base,” said Masayuki Inoue, Middleware Group Manager of Technology
Division, SAKURA Internet. “By adopting the disaggregated solution based
on IP Infusion and Edgecore Networks, we will be able to meet the
demands for building flexible cloud network infrastructure.”

“SAKURA is the first adoption of the white box solution with OcNOS on a
large scale in the Japan market and will serve as an excellent use case
model to apply for data center services in Japan,” said Atsushi Ogata,
CEO and president of IP Infusion. “SAKURA will continue to be an
important customer as we expand the NOS functions and the line of
support hardware for future SAKURA Internet data center service and
other customers.”

“Edgecore Networks continues to provide open networking solutions for a
wide range of use cases for data center, service provider and enterprise
network operators. We are pleased to be working with IP Infusion to meet
SAKURA Internet strict requirements for data center services,” said
George Tchaparian, CEO, Edgecore Networks. “The combination of the
robust OcNOS software features and Edgecore high-performance switches
brings significant business and technology benefits to SAKURA with a new
open networking infrastructure.”

About SAKURA Internet, Inc.

SAKURA Internet Inc. has been engaged in data center operations since
the dawn of Japan’s Internet era. Bandwidth plays an important role in
communications environments, and SAKURA Internet, as one of Japan’s
largest domestic operators, has a combined bandwidth of 1.14 Tbps (as of
March 2019). In addition to Internet infrastructure services offering
excellent cost performance, such as “Sakura Rental Server,” “Sakura
VPS,” “Sakura Cloud,” and “Sakura Dedicated Server,” it also provides
services meeting the needs of a wide range of customers, from
individuals to corporations and enterprises, such as the “Koukaryoku
Computing,” which uses optimal GPUs for AI and deep learning development.

Headquarters: 4-20 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
December 23, 1996
Employees: 471
Capital: 2,256,920,000 yen
sales: 17,033,370,000 yen (for the year ended March 31, 2018)

About Edgecore Networks

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton
Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore Networks
delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through
channel partners and system integrators worldwide for the Data Center,
Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the
leader in open networking providing a full line of open WiFi access
points, packet transponders, virtual PON OLTs, and 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G,
100G and 400G OCP AcceptedTM switches that offer choice of
commercial and open source NOS and SDN software. For more information,

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion, the leader in disaggregated networking solutions, delivers
enterprise and carrier-grade software solutions allowing network
operators to reduce network costs, increase flexibility, and to deploy
new features and services quickly. IP Infusion’s OcNOS, the industry’s
first enterprise and carrier-grade network operating system for Open
Compute hardware, allows for easier implementation of large-scale IT
networks, and offers customers white box solutions to deploy more
quickly. VirNOS, an NFV-based software platform, provides carriers and
enterprises with a cost-effective network OS approach to implement and
manage their networking services. With the OcNOS and VirNOS network
operating systems, both powered by ZebOS, IP Infusion offers network
operators, carriers, and enterprises with the physical and virtual
software solutions they need to achieve the disaggregated networking
model. Over 300 customers worldwide, including major networking
equipment manufacturers, use IP Infusion’s respected ZebOS platform to
build networks to address the evolving needs of cloud, carrier and
mobile networking. IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.,
and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS
CO., LTD. Additional information can be found at

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