To help enterprise organisations and service providers address the challenges associated with managing multiple, geographically dispersed data centers, Juniper Networks has unveiled MetaFabric, a new architecture for next generation data centres.
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.
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." 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 and security solutions as well as technology partnerships, Juniper Networks MetaFabric helps ensure investment protection by allowing organisations to adapt to the changing needs of the data centre, 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.
"InterVision is consistently evaluating new technologies to help customers optimize their IT infrastructure to gain a competitive advantage, particularly within the enterprise," said Jason Gress, president, InterVision Systems Technologies Inc.
"Juniper's new MetaFabric architecture provides new and exciting opportunities for the channel by enabling us to build and deploy more flexible data center solutions. Coupled with the newly-introduced Juniper Partner Advantage Cloud program that provides comprehensive enablement and training resources, Juniper is helping us bring valuable, cloud-ready solutions to our customers."
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.
He continued: "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."