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Japan’s National Testbed for Advanced Networking Gets Juniper Networks to Power Access Points


JGN-X Leverages Junos OS, Enabling Advanced Virtualization and Automation

TOKYO - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today announced that Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has deployed routers running the Junos® operating system at Access Points (APs) of JGN-X across the county and overseas.

JGN-X (Japan Gigabit Network eXtreme) is the latest generation of testbed for advanced networking technologies shared between academia, industry and government. The deployment of Juniper Networks® MX80 3D Universal Edge Routers at nine domestic and three international APs, together with Juniper Networks T1600 Core Routers and JCS1200 Control System already in place, gives NICT a lot of scope to leveraging advanced Junos capabilities.

“Installing the Juniper MX80s has enabled us to scale our points-of-presence to support 10GbE connections and also to bring virtualization to the network edge,” said Kazumasa Kobayashi, director of Network Testbed Operation Group of NICT. “Virtualization is one of the main thrusts in the development of JGN. And now, thanks to the logical system capabilities of the MX80 and Junos, researchers using the testbed can deploy network segments without needing assistance from our network operations center.”

The Juniper Networks MX Series provides a consistent operating environment that streamlines network operations and improves the availability, performance and security of all types of services supported at the Universal Edge. Advanced routing featured in the MX Series includes traffic segmentation and virtualization with MPLS, logical systems, ultra low-latency multicast, as well as comprehensive security and QoS implementations to accelerate delivery of time-sensitive applications and services.

“This contract, which we won late last year, builds on our close involvement with the JGN going back to the start of the project in 2001,” said Yoichi Hosoi, vice president, Japan, Juniper Networks. “With each successive phase of infrastructure, more Juniper Networks technology has been absorbed into the network, so now with JGN-X access node running on Junos, NICT has a lot of capability to create dynamic network services to support research groups.”

The Junos operating system is a key element in the reliability and performance of the Juniper Networks portfolio of routing, switching, and security devices. It automates network operations on a streamlined system, reducing the time necessary to deploy new services, and decreases network operation costs. With its secure programming interfaces and software development kit, Junos enables organization like NICT to develop applications that unlock additional value from their network.
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