Telehouse America Deploys Juniper QFX5100 Ethernet Switch For Multi-Tenant Architecture

Telehouse America, a provider of carrier-neutral data center services in the U.S., part of the KDDI group of companies, has picked Juniper Networks‘ QFX5100 Ethernet Switch as the basis of its new multi-tenant architecture utilizing EVPN-VXLAN technology across two data center locations in New York City.

After an extensive review process, the Juniper QFX5100 line was identified as a product line capable of successfully implementing EVPN-VXLAN technology across Telehouse America’s remote data centers. With Juniper Networks QFX5100 line of Switches supporting the multi-tenant architecture that uses EVPN-VXLAN technology, Telehouse America now has reduced its operational workload and simplified software configuration using SDN technology.

“We looked to improve our service quality by aggressively employing the latest cutting-edge technology,” said Akio Sugeno, vice president of Internet engineering and operations/business development, Telehouse America. “There were many technologies that looked promising, but standardization takes a long time. Juniper Networks was among the first to adopt advanced open technologies and is working aggressively to achieve standardization. Juniper Networks will support both the proven network OS and advanced open technologies.”

Open Standards-based Junos OS

In addition to supporting the required multi-tenant architecture, Juniper’s Virtual Chassis fabric technology and the open standards-based Junos OS API also enabled new levels of automation for Telehouse America. Featuring versatile integration capabilities, the Junos OS would also assure long-term network scalability, especially as Telehouse America considers expansion across the U.S., Europe and the Pacific Rim.

“We pride ourselves on building more than just a network,” said Tomohiro Furuya, country manager, Juniper Networks Japan. “By offering cutting-edge networking solutions, such as the Juniper QFX5100, that are automated, highly-scalable and easy to deploy, we are not only helping our customers increase operational efficiencies, but we are also helping them reduce total cost of ownership while increasing their return on investment. We look forward to an evolving partnership with Telehouse America and will continue to work closely with them to deliver on innovative networking solutions that can future-proof their business and, ultimately, achieve their customers’ goals.”