Juniper Drives Japan's Sinet4

Juniper Networks drives Japan's ultra-fast and flexible SINET4

June 3, 2011

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TOKYO -- Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR - News) today announced that the Science Information Network (SINET), which connects more than 700 universities and research institutions throughout Japan, has migrated to a next-generation backbone designed to efficiently handle demand for increasingly higher amounts of bandwidth, services and users. SINET4 leverages the power of Juniper Networks® MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, the Junos® operating system and Junos Software Development Kit (SDK) to deliver dynamic network services and significantly improved performance, with increased capacity and higher interface rates, to a larger number of institutions.

SINET is primarily used for research applications requiring massive file transfers and ultra-high-speed in areas such as high-energy physics, nuclear fusion science, space and astronomical science, genome analysis, nanotechnology research, simulation sciences, and grid computing. It is also connected to other high-speed research networks, such as Internet2 in the U.S. and GÉANT2 in Europe, to support international research collaboration.

"High-speed networking for academic research is always at the leading edge because for some researchers there is no such thing as enough performance or bandwidth," said Shigeo Urushidani, Professor of the National Institute of Informatics (NII), which manages SINET. "To achieve the goals set out for SINET4 we needed a routing infrastructure that was both more scalable and more dynamic in terms of service delivery. The Juniper Networks MX Series provides us with multidimensional scalability to keep growing bandwidth, services and users while the Junos SDK enables us to develop and create more dynamic network applications."

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR)

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