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Yahoo! JAPAN Adopts Cisco Nexus 7000 Series As Core Switch For New Data Center

Cisco Press Release

TOKYO - January 27, 2009 - Cisco Systems Godo Kaisha (President & CEO: Edzard Overbeek; Address: Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Cisco) today announced that Yahoo Japan Corporation (President and CEO: Masahiro Inoue; Address: Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Yahoo) has adopted the Cisco NexusTM 7000 series as the core switch for its new data center. Planned in response to increased consumer demand for Yahoo! JAPAN services, the new data center aims to improve server capacity and application performance, as well as enhance disaster recovery capabilities. The Nexus family supports Cisco's Data Center 3.0 goal to help IT organizations respond dynamically to changing business demands through rapid provisioning of application and infrastructure services from shared pools of consolidated compute, storage, and network resources.

Facts: Yahoo! JAPAN and Cisco Nexus 7000

  • Yahoo! JAPAN provides 140 online services and its Internet portal receives over 1.4 billion page views per day. Many new service offerings, such as Yahoo! Auction and Yahoo! Shopping are being developed to support new consumer lifestyles and demand. The company also recently added the "Interest Match" advertising service linked to consumer preferences and interests, and is pursuing business strategies focused on social media, service delivery methods, and future activities aimed at the sustainability of the Internet and human society.
  • Yahoo! JAPAN selected the Cisco Nexus 7000 as the core for its next generation data centers to increase scalability, improve overall network performance and take advantage of advanced capabilities such as unified fabric, virtualization, and Cisco Trusted Security.
  • The Cisco Nexus 7000 series scales up to 512 10GbE Ethernet ports in a single chassis and provides high availability with continuous operation even during operating system upgrades and hardware switchovers.
  • The company is also working to make its data centers greener by virtualizing servers and taking advantage of Cisco Nexus 7000 virtualization capabilities, a key factor considering the new data center can expand up to 1,000 server racks as needed due to increased consumer demand.

Yahoo! JAPAN Quote:

  • "The Cisco Nexus 7000 provides a smooth transition between our Cisco Catalyst switches and the Nexus platform, while we also improve scalability, availability and performance," said Yahoo! JAPAN's CTO and Senior Manager of Supervising Division, Tetsuya Nishimaki. "As we look to the future, we now also gain advanced data center capabilities such as virtualization and a unified fabric, key factors to support our company's growth and business."

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