LINE Corporation Collaborates with Mellanox and Cumulus Networks to Power Advanced Messaging Platform
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, and Cumulus Networks, the leading provider bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud, today announced LINE Corporation has selected Mellanox Open Ethernet Switches running Cumulus Linux open network operating system to power the network behind its popular messaging applications.
LINE Corporation provides the leading messaging platform in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and other countries across the world (165 million monthly active users for the top four countries). LINE has selected Mellanox and Cumulus Networks to scale and support growth in the company’s customer base and a broadening portfolio of services, while lowering data center operational costs.
LINE is deploying Mellanox 100GbE Open Ethernet SN2000 Spectrum top-of-rack (leaf) and aggregation (spine) switch platforms with the Cumulus Linux network operating system, and Mellanox 10/100GbE cables and transceivers to connect LINE’s tens of thousands of servers for Web 2.0 messaging and business applications.
“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,” said Marc Sultzbaugh, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Mellanox Technologies. “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.”
“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 Josh Leslie, CEO of Cumulus Networks. “We are excited to work with our partners at Mellanox and the team at LINE to roll out the new network, which will offer a great experience for both the data center operations team and the millions of customers who use LINE’s services every day to stay in touch.”