LINE collaborates with Mellanox, Cumulus networks to power advanced messaging platform

Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, and Cumulus Networks, the provider bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud, has 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, the company said.

LINE Corporation provides the 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 Spectrumâ„¢ 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.

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand smart interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. More information is available at:

Cumulus Networks is the transformation of bringing web-scale networking to enterprise cloud. Its network switch, Cumulus Linux, is the only solution that allows you to affordably build and efficiently operate your network like the world´s largest data center operators, unlocking vertical network stacks. By allowing operators to use standard hardware components, Cumulus Linux offers unprecedented operational speed and agility, at the industry´s most competitive cost.

Based in Japan, LINE Corporation (NYSE:LN/TSE:3938) is dedicated to the mission of “Closing the Distance”, bringing together information, services and people. The LINE messaging app launched in June 2011 and since then has grown into a diverse, global ecosystem that includes camera apps, AI technology, and more.