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Juniper Networks Selects IBM For Virtualization Data Center Hosting Agreement
Juniper Networks to Be One of the First Tenants in IBM's New "Green" Data Center
Jul. 18, 2008 12:00 PM
IBM and Juniper Networks announced they have signed a
five-year, data center hosting agreement with IBM to support Juniper's global
As part of the agreement, IBM will provide Juniper with a next-generation,
global hosting environment to support its enterprise resource planning (ERP)
and customer relationship management (CRM) application deployments worldwide.
IBM will host Juniper's operations from its new energy efficient "green"
data center in Boulder, Colorado. The center features leading-edge
technologies and services, including high density computing systems utilizing
virtualization technology, along with energy efficient power and cooling
technologies. Juniper will utilize IBM's latest microchip technology, System p
servers, BladeCenter technology and enterprise storage, along with Juniper
Networks high-performance network infrastructure including routing, switching
and security elements, all powered by JUNOS software. In addition to the Boulder facility, IBM
will provide management and support at a second site for quality assurance.
"In tandem with our continuous focus on addressing the high-performance
networking requirements of our global customers, we remain equally focused on
achieving operational excellence in each and every aspect of our own
business," said Michele Goins, chief information officer, Juniper
Networks, Inc. "We turned to IBM for an innovative and environmentally
friendly solution to scaling our IT infrastructure and business-critical
application deployments in-line with the escalating demands of our
"By partnering with IBM, Juniper will have access to energy efficient data
center technology and hosting services freeing them to focus on serving their
customers," said Bronwyn Guthrie, IBM vice president, Strategic
"The robust hosting solution will create a highly scalable and flexible
platform for Juniper's business operations."
The agreement was signed in June of 2008.