Terra Selects Juniper Networks QFabric for Its Data Center Network to
Support Increasing Demand for Online Media Across 17 Countries
Terra Continues Its Journey With Juniper's 3-2-1 Data Center Network
Architecture to Dramatically Improve Efficiency, Scale and Speed of
Its Content Network
SUNNYVALE, CA and SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 --
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network
innovation, today announced that Terra, a leading global digital
media company that reaches a monthly audience of approximately 100
million with entertainment, sports and news content, has selected
Juniper Networks(R) QFabric(TM) architecture for a data center
network that scales with simplicity to help meet growing consumer
demand for online media.
Beginning with its selection of the Juniper Networks QFX Series
switch last year, Terra has completed its data center network
transformation by seamlessly transitioning those switches into nodes
in a single-tier QFabric architecture, protecting original
investments while obtaining a flat network that is easy to manage and
operate as a single switch. With the QFabric architecture, Terra is
ready to support events that will place Brazil on the global stage --
and where streaming video will be in highest demand -- including the
Confederation Cup in 2013, World Cup in 2014 and the 2016 Summer
Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
-- The QFabric architecture has delivered major improvements to the
performance, scalability and agility of Terra's data centers in the
United States and Brazil, optimizing consumers' interactive
experiences with the company's online multimedia services across 17
countries. A single QFabric instance can support up to 6,144 10GbE
ports within a single data center network fabric, providing the
agility and scalability to grow as demand increases.
-- During the London Olympics this past summer, Terra was the only online
broadcaster in Latin America with Web and mobile broadcasting rights.
During the Games, Terra simultaneously transmitted 4,760 hours of
high-definition streaming video to 100 million viewers over 36
channels through the Web, mobile phones and tablets.
-- Terra began with QFX3500 10GbE top-of-rack switches earlier this year
to optimize the delivery of cloud-based services to its customers
before seamlessly transitioning those same switches to the edge nodes
of a single-tier network with the QFabric architecture.
-- As a key component of Juniper's "3-2-1" data center network
architecture, the QFabric family of products enabled Terra to
consolidate thousands of ports by simplifying its switching design
through fewer devices and interconnections while also improving scale,
performance, manageability and reducing total cost of ownership.
-- Terra further consolidated its data center architecture with the
QFabric architecture by leveraging support for converged storage,
further reducing total cost of ownership with less network complexity
and less chance of misconfigurations and downtime.
-- The deployment was supported by Sao Paolo-based integration partner,
Binario, which was named Juniper Networks Latin American Partner
of the Year for 2011. An integration partner of Juniper's for several
years, Binario focuses on designing, delivering and maintaining
complex networking projects.
"As a leader in online media, Terra processes
traffic from tens of millions of consumers around the world. In order
to maintain the service levels and superior experience our customers
have grown to expect, we knew we had to relieve the burden on our
network. We looked for a networking vendor with a vision for a
solution that could scale across multiple data centers yet be managed
with the operational simplicity of a single switch. We found that
starting with Juniper's QFX3500 as an onramp to QFabric helped us to
seamlessly take our network to the next level. Additionally, the
performance and lower total cost of ownership made QFabric an easy
- Werner Michels, infrastructure, network and broadcast
engineering director, Terra
"The mobile Internet and cloud computing are growing exponentially.
As a result, data centers need to be equipped to handle the extreme
bandwidth pressures of multimedia content, both now and into the next
decade. Juniper's QFabric data center architecture will provide Terra
with an elegant solution that can handle these extraordinary demands
while cutting costs and complexity for the business."
Davidson, senior vice president and general manager, Campus and Data
Center Business Unit, Juniper Networks
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