Juniper Networks® MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers and EX Series Ethernet Switches to Support Aggressive Expansion Program to Create World-Class Airports
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and Abu Dhabi, UAE, Oct. 19, 2011 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings), the industry leader in network innovation, and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today announced that ADAC has awarded Juniper Networks with a 10-year infrastructure frame contract to support an aggressive expansion program designed to transform Abu Dhabi Airports into world-class facilities.
In support of its expansion plans, ADAC, wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government, has embarked on a large-scale transformation program, including upgrading its existing network infrastructure to build an MPLS network and “cloud-ready” data centers, while lowering capital and operating expenditure. After a two year evaluation process, ADAC selected Juniper Networks® EX Series Ethernet Switches and MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers from Juniper Networks’ Universal Edge portfolio, creating the infrastructure to underpin its innovative new services and facilities.
“Our overall goal was to enable the provisioning of world-class facilities by implementing a service provider-grade network while reducing cost of ownership and capital and operational expenditure,” said Michael Ibbitson, vice president, information & communications systems, Abu Dhabi Airports Company. “Juniper Networks won the 10-year contract after successfully showing significant savings in acquiring and operating the Juniper Networks infrastructure and due to its availability, scalability, resilience and services-rich technical capabilities.”
The Juniper Networks wired infrastructure will provide a number of services to ADAC’s multitenant environment. Wireless networks, unified communications, multicast video streams and virtual private data will be converged on the Juniper Networks MLPS infrastructure, delivering Layer 2 and Layer 3 services to meet the need of any application running within the airport.
“ADAC’s demanding multitenant environment requires unmatched flexibility and reliability to support advanced services and applications,” said Mike Marcellin, vice president, product marketing and business strategy, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks. “By choosing Juniper Networks, ADAC can deploy a carrier-class network with the optimum combination of performance and low-footprint, low power-consumption and low heat-dissipation.”
Powered by Juniper’s single-source operating system, Junos®, the MX Series provides a consistent operating environment that streamlines network operations and improves the availability, performance and security of all types of services supported at the Universal Edge. The MX960 3D Universal Edge Router is a high density Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet platform with a variety of compelling use cases. The MX960 provides a range of Ethernet services, including VPLS services for multi-point connectivity.
ADAC is also using EX4200 Ethernet switches with Virtual Chassis fabric technology, which enables up to 10 interconnected switches to operate as a single, logical device. Virtual Chassis fabric technology helps ADAC to reduce the number of managed devices in the network, lowering capital and operating expenses while providing the highest levels of availability for demanding converged data, voice and video environments. The EX4200 with Virtual Chassis fabric technology also delivers the most reliable platform for unifying enterprise communications.
For more information about Juniper’s Universal Edge solution, please refer to the following resources:
- Juniper’s Universal Edge — http://www.juniper.net/edge
- The Network Ahead blog — www.juniper.net/networkahead
- Juniper.Net Community — www.juniper.net/community
- Juniper’s Social Channels — www.juniper.net/social
About Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate’s aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, ADAC assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.
Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 20 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.
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