To sell Juniper MX routers, EX ethernet switches, SRX services gateways and JUNOS software
Dell and Juniper Networks have entered into an OEM agreement that will allow the PC maker to offer Juniper’s networking products under its PowerConnect brand. It allows customers to deploy a common network management platform and network operating system to help reduce operating expenses.
The companies have also planed to collaborate on open, standards-based offerings for virtualised data centres and deliver technology offerings using Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), also known as Data Centre Bridging (DCB) and iSCSI to improve network economics.
Under the OEM agreement, both companies intend to deliver a secure network infrastructure that can adjust to meet challenges such as virtualisation, security, bandwidth utilisation, and network management, and provide orchestrated management of users, workloads and data.
Dell also plans to market, service and support Juniper’s networking products to its enterprise, small and medium business customers and public organisations.
According to Dell, the products it will deliver under its PowerConnect brand include the Juniper Networks MX Series services routers that offers routing capabilities, such as Multiprotocol Label Switching network virtualisation, low-latency multicast, and high availability; and EX Series Ethernet switches that delivers the integrated security and operational excellence, while providing a platform for supporting future requirements.
In addition, Dell also delivers Juniper Networks’ SRX Series services gateways that integrates security, connectivity, and application delivery capabilities into a single platform; and JUNOS Software platform that helps to automate network operations including routing, switching and security.
Brad Anderson, senior vice president of enterprise product group at Dell, said: “Networking is an important piece in providing customers with choices for how they optimise their data center operations to improve efficiency. This agreement will help address many of our customer’s biggest challenges including a dramatic rise in security concerns, an increasingly dispersed workforce and challenges brought on with the advent of the virtualised data centre.”