Juniper Networks and VMware come together for cloud

Juniper Networks and VMware have announced a joint Asia Pacific (APAC) strategy. Aimed at accelerating the adoption of private cloud solutions by enterprises the announcement builds on last year’s expansion of the two companies’ global technology partnership.

The partnership will focus on delivering joint marketing and sales activities and interoperable products to support integration of the VMware NSX network virtualization platform with Juniper Networks’ MetaFabric architecture for virtualized data center networking.

The offerings announced include Layer 2 gateway services for VMware NSX certified on the Juniper Networks’ MX series 3D Universal Edge Routers for seamless bridging between virtual and physical environments; VXLAN routing on the EX9200 and MX series platforms to extend virtual networks across multiple data centers. This capability leverages custom silicon and employs native L3 capabilities on EX9200 and MX platforms for connectivity of L3 LANs and WANs at wire speed, effectively making VXLAN a fully functioning replacement for legacy VLANs.

Sanjay Mirchandani, senior vice president and GM, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware said, “While it is no secret that the entire IT landscape is undergoing a dramatic shift toward mobile applications delivered from the cloud, nobody should underestimate the challenge this represents to data center operations. Together with Juniper Networks, we have a strong focus on addressing data center complexity by leveraging the power of network virtualization to radically simplify IT, while delivering services at the speed of today’s business.”

Also included are the Juniper Networks’ Junos Space Network Director layer with VMware vCenter that enables discovery, management and monitoring of virtual networks including vCenter servers, hosts, VMs and virtual switches.

“Enterprises are looking to software-defined data center (SDDC) and network virtualization as a means of easily deploying, managing and orchestrating private cloud networks. Through our partnership with VMware, we are committed to helping our customers maximize the benefit of both their virtual and physical data center resources, ensuring the success of their SDDC implementations,” added Russell Skingsley, VP, Systems Engineering and Center of Excellence, APAC, Juniper Networks.



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