Juniper Networks launches METAFABRIC for next generation cloud data centers

New Delhi, India, November 4, 2013: Juniper Networks, a player in network innovation, has launched MetaFabric, a new architecture for next generation data centers. MetaFabric simplifies and accelerates the deployment and delivery of applications within and across multiple data center locations. This new architecture enables customers to run data center networks securely and more efficiently through a combination of Juniper’s network innovations, professional services and strategic partnerships.

Today’s network infrastructures are not agile enough to keep pace with new and emerging data center technologies, preventing customers from fully capitalizing on the business potential of the cloud, mobile and Big Data. According to Gartner, “traditional network design practices do not adequately support the modern user. To optimally serve the business, network architects must shift their thinking from technology to users and business processes.”1 The Juniper Networks MetaFabric architecture changes the paradigm and can help network architects accelerate time to value.

Delivered via a comprehensive portfolio of switching, routing, orchestration, software-defined networking (SDN) and security solutions as well as technology partnerships, Juniper Networks MetaFabric helps ensure investment protection by allowing organizations to adapt to the changing needs of the data center, without the need to rip and replace existing infrastructures. Additionally, with MetaFabric, customers can optimally deploy, utilize and manage a unified pool of network resources across multiple data centers, achieving greater levels of business agility, cost efficiencies and improving the end user application experience.

Rami Rahim, Executive vice president, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks, said, “IT leaders have been seeking a network that can keep up with the rigorous demands of their business, leverage the cloud in a smart and evolutionary way, and provide innovative solutions to secure both the infrastructure and data. For the first time, MetaFabric will allow companies to operate multiple data centers – physical and virtual, private and cloud – as a single, flexible pool of network
resources, providing tremendous levels of flexibility and efficiency, as enterprises and service providers shift towards an application-driven world.”

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