Alaxala Networks

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Alaxala Networks Corp.
Native name
Industry Networking hardware
Founded2004;16 years ago (2004)
Headquarters Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Key people
Yoshihiro Takayasu
Revenue JPY 19.2 billion
Total assets JPY 5.505 billion
Number of employees
310 (2008)

Alaxala Networks Corp. (アラクサラネットワークス株式会社, Arakusara Nettowākusu Kabushiki-gaisha), commonly known as its brand Alaxala, is a Japanese company headquartered in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, that offers networking hardware products.



Originally, in 2004, Alaxala Networks Corp. was established, as the merger between Hitachi and NEC networking hardware divisions. [1] The name of Alaxala was derived from "ALL Access for eXpert and Latent Association", and more that "Ala" in Latin means "Wing", and "X" means "networking eXchange", so the company intended the two "Ala" (Hitachi and NEC) connected and collaborated by "X" tightly. [2] The company is basically fabless company, designing the products, mostly ordering to manufacture them to Hitachi enterprise servers division factory in Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan. [3] The company offers networking hardware products, network router and network switch etc. [4] Alaxala products are sold and installed mostly in Japanese domestic market and for enterprises, but we can find several products at some online shopping, etc.. The business type and scope is same as Allied Telesis, that is also the company in Japan. And they are collaborated for producing networking hardware sold in both brands. [5]

Alaxala official agencies are Hitachi, NEC, Itochu Techno-Solutions, Net One Systems, and Alaxala has contributed to offer the various networking hardware products to major communication companies in Japan, such as NTT, KDDI and Softbank etc..

On August 24, 2012, Alaxala was known that Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) announced that TSE core system outage happened due to the software bugs on Alaxala networking hardware. [6]

Alaxala also sponsors IT professional certifications for Alaxala products, like Cisco and Oracle etc..

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