Juniper’s High-Performance Routing Enables Equinix Cloud Exchange to Enable Virtual Cross Connect; Boost Speed and Performance of Elastic Cloud Services
SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 30, 2014) – Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced that Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a global interconnection and data center company, has deployed Juniper Networks® MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers in 19 markets to support its Equinix Cloud Exchange™, an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple cloud services and multiple networks across the globe.
As enterprises move more and more applications into the cloud — often hosting them with disparate public cloud service providers — they require a simple and central location to access and manage content. Equinix leverages the Ethernet VPN capabilities of Juniper’s MX Series routers to simplify cloud access, creating private environments between cloud providers and their customers — both present at Equinix colocation data centers. Equinix plans to leverage Juniper’s technologies to help customers address escalating demands for mobility and virtualization within enterprise networks. Additionally, the MX Series routers provide Equinix and its customers with access to software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) architecture.
Equinix Cloud Exchange requires both the unique interconnection policies needed by its cloud service provider partners and the flexible infrastructure needed by the businesses that use these services. Equinix chose Juniper’s MX Series for the advanced architecture that separates control, management, services and forwarding planes to provide maximum scale and intelligent service-delivery capabilities.
- Juniper’s MX Series routers enable Equinix to simplify cloud access, creating private environments between cloud providers and their customers.
- By leveraging the MX Series routers, Equinix can provide both the flexible infrastructure and scalable service that its customers require, as well as the unique interconnection policies required by its cloud service provider partners.
- Equinix selected the MX Series routers for its investment-protecting alignment with Juniper’s SDN and NFV strategy.
“Enterprises need simple, scalable, direct access to services in order to build flexible hybrid cloud solutions. Equinix Cloud Exchange provides that, with the automated interconnection of cloud, network and managed service providers with advanced service orchestration. Equinix is committed to innovating for the future of cloud and Juniper’s MX Series was the right solution to provide differentiated cloud services to our customers.”
– Steve Smith, chief executive officer, Equinix
“Thousands of MX customers have validated the need for massive scaling and reduced complexity of cloud-based services. The MX Series allows Cloud Builders like Equinix to remove the barriers that currently hinder innovation, like manual provisioning, and the difficulty of managing multi-cloud deployments. Juniper’s High-IQ solution allows Equinix to automate operations and virtualize network functions to enable agile service creation, reduce operations complexity and capture greater market opportunities.”
– Shaygan Kheradpir, chief executive officer, Juniper Networks
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