Telehouse America adopts Juniper’s Virtual Chassis

Data center service provider Telehouse America announced it has selected Juniper Networks to help advance automation across its multi-cloud data center environment. Specifically, Juniper will supply its QFX5100 line of switches to help build a multi-tenant infrastructure that bridges Telehouse America’s data centers across the country.

Telehouse America chose Juniper’s QFX5100 line of switches to help provide strong and stable network services for its customers. The company said it selected the QFX5100 line on account of being the only product capable of successfully implementing EVPN-VXLAN technology across Telehouse America’s remote data centers. As part of the collaboration, Telehouse America will use Juniper’s QFX5100 Ethernet switch to serve as the basis of a new multi-tenant infrastructure using EVPN-VXLAN technology throughout two locations in New York City, according to the company.

“We pride ourselves on building more than just a network,” said Tomohiro Furuya, country manager, Juniper Networks Japan. “By offering cutting-edge networking solutions, such as the QFX5100, that are automated, highly-scalable and easy to deploy, we are not only helping our customers increase operational efficiencies, but we are also helping them reduce total cost of ownership while increasing their return on investment. We look forward to an evolving partnership with TELEHOUSE America and will continue to work closely with them to deliver on innovative networking solutions that can future-proof their business and, ultimately, achieve their customers’ goals.”

Telehouse America also replaced its conventional three-layered network architecture with Juniper’s Virtual Chassis fabric technology, which flattens the network from three to two layers. The company adopted Junos OS API as well to automate many work streams, allowing software to be configured in five minutes.

“The Junos API is extremely user-friendly,” said Gregory Grant, senior manager of operations, Telehouse America. “It enables users to create a monitoring tool to reduce operation costs. 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.”


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