WAN Optimization and Secure Routing Solutions Deliver Multifold Performance and Productivity Improvements
AUSTRALIA, June 15, 2010 — Juniper Networks® (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced that global residential and commercial property consultancy Knight Frank has deployed Juniper application acceleration platforms and enterprise routers to boost operational efficiency and support its data center consolidation in Australia. Juniper Networks WX and WXC Application Acceleration platforms optimize Knight Frank's WAN infrastructure while J Series routers provide versatile, secure routing with low overhead and high reliability.
To reduce IT power, space and maintenance costs, Knight Frank consolidated its Australian IT infrastructure into two data centers, co-located with its service provider in Sydney and Melbourne. The data centers provide business applications and data to the company's 22 Australian offices, in addition to branch locations across Southeast Asia. With centralized infrastructure, efficient bandwidth utilization is crucial in ensuring acceptable application response times and the ability to back up data (via mirroring) between the two data centers.
"We initially considered purchasing more bandwidth to address bottlenecks since we use Citrix ICA, which is essentially a client/server application delivery architecture, to support key business functions," said Russell Proud, Knight Frank's National Infrastructure Manager. "We were, however, advised by Globalnet Solutions Australia, our system integrator, that Juniper Network's application acceleration platforms provided a superior and more cost-effective alternative.
"That's been borne out since deployment of the Juniper WX and WXC systems, with our optimized bandwidth yielding significant improvements in application responsiveness and traffic speed. We've achieved up to 12 times data compression and 25-fold improvement in Windows file server acceleration and application responsiveness. The Juniper solution has actually made it possible to support more users and network applications without adding more bandwidth."
Knight Frank deployed WXC Application Acceleration Platforms at the data centers and WX platforms at its branch locations. The data centers also operate the WX Central Management System to seamlessly manage the entire WAN optimization solution. Juniper's WX and WXC offer real-time acceleration of mission-critical applications and rich content by reducing the volume of traffic, including optimizing application protocols for delivery across the WAN.
In addition to many other innovative features, the WX and WXC utilize patented Molecular Sequence Reduction technology to eliminate redundant traffic and deliver up to a 10-fold increase in effective WAN capacity. Application Flow Acceleration technology also improves the WAN performance of specific applications and protocols – including Microsoft Exchange, Windows file services, and Web-based applications. The hard-drive capable WXC platforms also leverage Network Sequence Caching, a byte-level caching methodology which can eliminate redundant file transfers even when files are renamed at the operating system level.
"Distributed enterprises such as Knight Frank depend on responsive and reliable WAN infrastructure," said Shaun Page, vice president for Juniper Networks Australia and New Zealand. "Our acceleration and routing platforms deliver significant performance and availability improvements, enabling organizations to flexibly address the needs of remote sites and rapid business expansion, with reduced costs and improved value."
Knight Frank also deployed Juniper Networks J2320 modular routers at its branch locations and the higher-performance J2350 routers at its data centers. The J Series routers provide up to Gigabit Ethernet performance for enterprise remote, branch, and regional offices. They run the modular Junos operating system which offers many advanced services (MPLS, IPv6, QoS, multicast, and so forth) and security (stateful firewall and IPsec VPN) at no additional charge. The J Series routers ease deployment and reduce operational costs by integrating key branch location services such as routing, security, and IP telephony into one easy-to-operate platform.
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