JPIX 5-year Anniversary Points the Way to XKL 100G Manageability

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  • Posted by PR on November 17, 2014

XKL LLC, a leading provider of enterprise fiber optic networking systems, announces today that JPIX, the Japan Internet Exchange, has been running XKL’s DarkStar DXM10-10 optical networking systems for 5 years without any service interruptions.

Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd. (JPIX) is at the heart of the Japanese Internet backbone and continues to contribute to the growth of the Internet in Japan by improving service quality with state-of-the-art technologies and expansion across multiple data centers in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.

“We are very pleased with XKL’s 10GE equipment,” states Takejiro Takabayashi, Chief Engineer of JPIX. “The interface is simple to use, and the systems are reliable and easy to manage, they just work. We monitor the systems 24/7, of course, but problems do not arise, and it can be easy to forget that the XKL equipment is there. Since we are at the heart of Japan’s Internet backbone, it is very important to us that we are always available, not only for our customers but for Japan as well.”

The same management planes from these 10GE systems will be the management foundation for future XKL 100GE coherent work.

“I would like to congratulate everyone at JPIX for a professional job very well done,” says Chad Lamb, the Director of Engineering at XKL. “And I am delighted to be able to carry the simplicity of managing these 10GE systems through to our 100G/400G manageability work. Our goal is to solve problems our customers need solving, and our recent U.S. 4x100G coherent demo used this same proven 10G management plane. XKL has focused on helping customers solve their problems with systems optimized for enterprises. Len Bosack, our CEO, has always insisted they be simple enough for IT administrators to use out of the box, but robust and manageable enough to carry massive amounts of bandwidth for customers such as JPIX.”

About XKL:

A privately funded research and engineering company, XKL LLC provides DWDM optical networking systems for robust enterprise deployment, service providers, and cloud migration, and offers a modern optical transport alternative for private/public cloud solutions, data center networks, internet exchanges, campus/metro networks, and long-haul networks. XKL is owned by Cisco Systems co-founder Len Bosack. The company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. For more information, visit

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