SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2011 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings), the industry leader in network innovation, and Bell Canada, the largest communications company in Canada, today announced that Bell will offer its Managed Services hosting customers the most versatile, high performance and cost effective data center solutions on the market by implementing Juniper Networks® QFabric™ architecture. Using Juniper’s single-tier data center fabric, the first of its kind, Bell will be unmatched in its ability to provide customers with a comprehensive portfolio of hosted services solutions.
Data center hosting solutions from Bell Canada help its largest customers—from financial institutions to government agencies—optimize and consolidate their infrastructure to reduce costs, improve flexibility and enhance business resiliency through private clouds. With QFabric, Bell Canada addresses these needs through an innovative architecture that removes complexity and enables rapid delivery of the services customers need to stay competitive.
“Our collaboration with Juniper enables us to deliver a new network experience that provides flexibility and scale to meet the growing needs of our customers as they expand,” said Matt Hurley, Senior Vice President, ICT Operations & Delivery, Bell Business Markets. “The QFabric deployment will allow Bell to deliver versatile and cost-effective solutions that deliver uncompromised levels of availability and resiliency to our most demanding enterprise customers.”
After evaluating other networking vendor solutions, Bell’s Managed Services team chose Juniper’s QFabric architecture for its ability to deliver simplicity, resiliency and strong performance. In addition, the solution demonstrated record low latency and the ability to scale gradually over time without disruption to daily business operations. Juniper Networks QFabric architecture will be at the core of Bell’s network infrastructure and will unify the server, storage, appliance and edge network elements in their new hosting environments. As a result, Bell customers will experience a reduction in the delivery time of cloud-based services and applications for greater business efficiency.
“As private clouds become a more viable option for enterprises that need to cut costs yet stay competitive, the QFabric architecture provides a single layer solution, eliminating scaling complexities on the backend while allowing businesses to achieve a new level of application and computing performance,” said R.K. Anand, executive vice president and general manager, Data Center Business Unit, Juniper Networks. “This is made possible through QFabric’s inherently simple design that requires fewer components and eases data center operations to deliver maximum uptime for Bell Canada customers.”
About Bell Canada
Bell (www.bell.ca ) is Canada’s largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs: Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV, Bell Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business Markets IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media, including CTV, Canada’s #1 television network, and the country’s most-watched specialty channels.
About Juniper Networks
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