Simplified Data Center Network Architecture to Dramatically Improve Efficiency, Scale and Speed of Internet Giant’s Content Network
SUNNYVALE, Calif., and SAO PAULO, Sept. 12, 2011 — From Futurecom 2011 in Sao Paulo, Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced that Terra, the largest Latin American online media company, has selected Juniper Networks to provide its data center network to help meet growing consumer demand for online media.
Juniper will work with Terra to deliver major improvements to the company’s data center performance, scalability and agility in the United States and Brazil, optimizing consumers’ interactive experiences with Terra’s online multimedia.
“As a leader in online media, we experience increasingly heavy traffic from over 70 million visitors each month, and we recognize that network performance is critical to deliver the enhanced experiences that our users demand,” said Ruy Neto, technology managing director for Terra. “We looked for a networking vendor with a vision for a solution that will scale across our entire data center yet is managed with complete operational simplicity. Terra found that Juniper’s vision and approach to the data center were exactly what we needed to take our network to the next level. The QFX3500 deployment provides us an immediate onramp to Juniper’s QFabric™ technology, enabling long-term performance gains and lower total cost of ownership.”
To maximize the performance and reliability of its network, Terra will deploy Juniper Networks® QFX3500 Switches in its data centers in Miami and Porto Alegre, Brazil, consolidating thousands of ports into a planned QFabric network with low latency and high resiliency.
The deployment will be supported by Sao Paulo-based partner Binário, which was named Juniper Networks Latin American Partner of the Year for 2010.
“The mobile Internet and demand for cloud computing are growing exponentially, and as such, data centers need to be equipped to handle extreme bandwidth pressures of multimedia content both now and into the next decade,” said R.K. Anand, executive vice president and general manager, data center business unit for Juniper Networks. “In the long term Juniper’s data center switching architecture will provide Terra with a comprehensive network that can handle these extraordinary demands while at the same time cutting costs and complexity for the business.”
Earlier this year, Juniper Networks announced that Terra deployed Juniper Networks Junos® Pulse network client to its existing Juniper Networks SA Series SSL VPN appliances to provide mobile and remote employees secure access to corporate applications and sensitive data on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
Founded 11 years ago and headquartered in Brazil, Terra is the largest online media company in Latin America, attracting more than 70 million visitors each month in the markets where it operates. These markets include 17 countries in Latin America as well as the United States. In Brazil alone, Terra’s website is visited by more than 50 million visitors each month. Terra is known for its excellence in news, entertainment and sports content and online services, which are consumed across multiple devices. The company’s online channels and products, such as Sonora and Terra TV, have gained wide success and are recognized as international benchmarks.
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