US-based data center provider Telehouse America has partnered with Juniper Networks to avail the latter’s multi-tenant infrastructure in order to connect their data centers across the country. As per the agreement, Juniper Networks will deploy QFX5100 line of switches to connect Telehouse America’s multiple cloud environments across the U.S, starting with Telehouse’s two data centers in New York City.
The QFX5100 is a scalable line of switches which is used to deliver applications to virtualized data centers. According to Telehouse America, the choice between resource allocation and time management was made easy by Juniper Network’s QFX5100 since it easily gelled with Telehouse’s EVPN-VXLAN (Ethernet VPN Virtual LAN) technology. They further added that by availing the QFX5100, Telehouse would not only have strong connectivity but also save time on monitoring and resource management.
Emphasizing the selection of Juniper Networks as a partner, Akio Sugeno, Vice-President of Internet Engineering and Operations/Business Development for Telehouse America commented:
There were many technologies that looked promising, but standardization takes a long time. Juniper Networks was among the first to adopt advanced open technologies and is working aggressively to achieve standardization. Juniper Networks will support both the proven network OS and advanced open technologies.
Echoing Sugeno’s thoughts, Gregory Grant, Senior Manager of Operations at Telehouse America said:
The Junos API is extremely user-friendly.(…). We chose it as we can flexibly configure the network in accordance with detailed technical requirements. We intend to acquire new knowledge by data-basing management information, and to utilize the information dynamically across functions, such as sales and marketing.