IBM and Juniper pursue shared IT vision
By Anthony Capkun
May 20, 2009
Juniper Networks Inc. announced that it and IBM Corp. continue to broaden their relationship; since 2007, the two have been working together on joint technology solutions, standards development, network management and managed security services. IBM has included Juniper switching, routing and security products in its data centre network portfolio as it serves as systems integrator.
Most recently, the two collaborated on a global technology
demonstration highlighting how enterprises can extend their private
data centre clouds. The demonstration between Silicon Valley and
Shanghai showed a case where customers could exploit remote servers in
a secure public cloud to ensure high priority apps are given preference
over lower ones when computing resources become constrained. IBM and
Juniper are installing these advanced networking capabilities into
IBM’s nine worldwide Cloud Labs for customer engagements.
For the past year, IBM and Juniper have been working on the Stratus
Project—Juniper’s initiative to create a single data centre fabric that
aims to deliver a jump in scale, performance and simplicity, with the
flexibility to support fully converged and virtualized data centre
environments. The Stratus Project will address the â€˜mega’ data centre’s
“pain points” and endeavour to enable cloud computing to fulfil its
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