Juniper Outsources Datacenter
As part of the agreement, IBM will provide Juniper with a next-generation global hosting environment. This will enable Juniper to support its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application deployments worldwide.
Michele Goins, CIO at Juniper Networks said that the company turned to IBM since it needed an innovative and environmentally-friendly solution to scale its IT infrastructure and business-critical application deployments in-line with the escalating demands of the business.
IBM will host Juniper’s operations from its energy-efficient “green” data center in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The center features technologies and services, including high density computing systems utilizing virtualization technology, along with energy efficient power, and cooling technologies.
According to press release, Juniper will utilize IBM’s latest microchip technology, System p servers, BladeCenter technology, and enterprise storage, along with Juniper’s high-performance network infrastructure. This includes routing, switching, and security elements, all powered by JUNOS software. For boulder facility, IBM will also provide management and support at a second site to Juniper for quality assurance.
The agreement was signed in June 2008.
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