Equinix Deploys Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers to Support Its Cloud Exchange

Data center provider Equinix has deployed Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers in 19 markets to support its Equinix Cloud Exchange, an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple cloud hosting services and multiple networks across the globe.

juniper-networksEquinix chose Juniper‘s MX Series for the advanced architecture that separates control, management, services and forwarding planes to provide maximum scale and intelligent service-delivery capabilities.

“The MX Series allows cloud builders like Equinix to remove the barriers that currently hinder innovation, like manual provisioning, and the difficulty of managing multi-cloud deployments,” said Shaygan Kheradpir, chief executive officer, Juniper Networks. “Juniper’s High-IQ solution allows Equinix to automate operations and virtualize network functions to enable agile service creation, reduce operations complexity and capture greater market opportunities.”

Cloud Hosting Providers

As enterprises move more and more applications into the cloud – often hosting them with disparate public cloud hosting service providers – they require a simple and central location to access and manage content. Equinix leverages the Ethernet VPN capabilities of Juniper’s MX Series routers to simplify cloud access, creating private environments between cloud hosting providers and their customers – both present at Equinix’s colocation data centers.

global-colocation-equinixAdditionally, the Juniper MX Series routers provide Equinix and its customers with access to software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) architecture.

“Enterprises need simple, scalable, direct access to services in order to build flexible hybrid cloud solutions,” said Steve Smith, chief executive officer, Equinix. “Equinix Cloud Exchange provides that, with the automated interconnection of cloud, network and managed service providers with advanced service orchestration. Equinix is committed to innovating for the future of cloud and Juniper’s MX Series was the right solution to provide differentiated cloud hosting services to our customers.”