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Japanese Online Entertainment and Media Group Revving Up Content Innovation With Juniper Networks Data Center Solution
TOKYO, JAPAN --(Marketwired - February 02, 2016) - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that Japan's leading social networking service and smartphone gaming provider mixi, Inc. (TSE: 2121) has selected Juniper Networks to implement their data center solution utilizing Juniper Networks® QFX5100 Ethernet Switches to support MPLS/VRF in conjunction with Juniper Networks MX480 3D Universal Edge Routers and EX Series switches to help eliminate critical operational bottlenecks. As a result, mixi can now seamlessly and dynamically move workloads between in-house and outsourced cloud data centers, improving customer experience and boosting developer productivity.
Over the last two years, mixi has experienced explosive revenue and traffic growth due in large part to the success of Monster Strike, a smartphone app that has built a customer base of more than 30 million national and international players since its launch in October 2013. The company has a culture of proactive service development and recently formed XFLAG™ STUDIO to provide a dedicated focus on gaming and video content development for its entertainment division.
"When we compared cloud data center systems from other companies, we felt that the Juniper Networks configuration management solution was much simpler, reducing both man-hours and risk. The biggest advantage of the Juniper Networks solution is that it enables us to provision cloud service delivery environments without complex network configuration. This is a major benefit in terms of ease of deployment and man-hours to both staff members responsible for services and to IT managers like myself."
-Junpei Yoshino, senior network engineer,XFLAG™ STUDIO, mixi Inc.
"mixi operates in an incredibly vibrant and dynamic space, which can be a challenge to ensure a flexible operating environment to keep up with changes in service demand. Our MPLS/VFR solution makes it much easier for mixi to juggle workloads between their own data centers and cloud service providers, enabling agility and adaptation to new trends."
-Tomohiro Furuya, country manager of Japan, Juniper Networks
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