June 16, 2008

IIJ and Alaxala Sign Research Partnership Agreement

Internet Initiative Japan and Alaxala Networks, a provider of network solutions and services, have signed an agreement to jointly develop technology that makes network use both simple and flexible for the user.

The objective of this research partnership is to better leverage the automation support technology of both Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) research laboratory and Alaxala to model a network on which the customer can easily and flexibly configure all network equipment, and to research automation technology.

The research themes that will be pursued are: functions that automate equipment settings based on frequency of function configuration (beginning communications, stopping, security definition, QoS, etc), and the configuration interface, data model for information exchanged between equipment and administration system, protocols and models for configuring network devices, and standardization of these.