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VMware Lands NFV Deal at Internet Initiative Japan

TOKYO -- VMware, Inc. (VMW), the global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced the VMware vCloud for NFV platform has been selected by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (IIJI) (TSE:3774)to support a new Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) virtual CPE (vCPE) service.

The new vCPE "IIJ Omnibus Service," due to launch in September 2015 will include its proprietary SEIL series of high-performance routers and VPN gateway services to business customers. By moving to a virtualized CPE deployment model, IIJ will be able to transform the economics of the company's CPE-based services while attaining the agility to adapt quickly to new service opportunities and integrate with their broad digital services portfolio.

IIJ provides reliable, value-added services, including Internet access, outsourcing, and systems integration for all network usage requirements. Today the company offers customer premise equipment as physical appliances deployed onsite. IIJ is developing the vCPE virtual network function and service management and orchestration systems in house based on their existing physical solution, and will work with VMware professional services to integrate with VMwarevSphere and VMware NSX, using open APIs.

VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW)

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