LINE Corporation is using Cumulus Networks and Mellanox (News - Alert) Technologies solutions to power its messaging solution.
Cumulus Networks is contributing its Linux open network operating system. That OS is running on Mellanox Open Ethernet Switches in the LINE environment.
The switches include Mellanox 100GbE Open Ethernet SN2000 Spectrum (News - Alert) top-of-rack (leaf) and aggregation (spine) platform. As part of this engagement, Mellanox is also supplying 10/100GbE cables and transceivers. They will connect LINE’s tens of thousands of servers for Web 2.0 messaging and business applications.
Some 165 million monthly active users in Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand rely on the LINE messaging platform. So do others elsewhere in the world. And the LINE user base continues growing.
That’s why the company chose Mellanox and Cumulus Networks. The companies’ technologies enable LINE to scale and broaden its portfolio while lowering data center operational costs.
“LINE is an outstanding example of a company that is using a modern, web-scale approach to build a network today that will scale to support growth for years to come,” said Cumulus Networks CEO Josh Leslie.
Marc Sultzbaugh, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Mellanox Technologies, added: “As a world leader in free messaging, voice, and video communication platform, LINE is driven to deliver state of the art services to its millions of customers across the globe. A best in class networking platform is critical to achieve this goal, and we are pleased to provide LINE with the infrastructure needed to provide world class communications services. This deployment of our Spectrum switches combined with Cumulus networking software, demonstrates the power of disaggregation, and how customers can achieve hyperscale data center agility and operational efficiency, without a hyperscale budget.”
Edited by Maurice Nagle