Juniper Networks Partners With VMware to Unify Virtual and Physical Data Center Networks

Juniper Networks Partners With VMware to Unify Virtual and Physical Data Center 
Networks 
VMware NSX(TM) Integration Across Juniper's Switching, Routing and
Security Products Accelerate Customers' Transition to SDN in the Data
Center Through Network Virtualization 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/13 --  (VMworld 2013)
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network
innovation, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with
VMware to deliver a broad range of solutions for unifying virtual and
physical networks within a virtualized data center environment. These
solutions, which will include VMware NSX(TM) L2 Gateway integration
and VXLAN routing capabilities across access, aggregation, core and
edge tiers of the data center network, will offer enterprise
customers seamless management of workflows across virtualized and
non-virtualized systems. Juniper Networks' VXLAN routing and gateway
capabilities enable both intra- and inter-data center solutions and
accelerate the transition to software-defined networking (SDN).  
Increasingly, enterprises are looking to SDN and network
virtualization as a means of easily deploying, managing, and
orchestrating public and private cloud networks -- tasks that have
grown more complex due to the combination of physical and virtual
assets. The partnership between Juniper Networks and VMware
represents a shared commitment to delivering simplified, flexible
solutions that enable customers to more easily migrate to SDN as
their business needs evolve. 
News Highlights: 


 
--  VMware NSX Integration: Juniper Networks is working closely with
    VMware to develop a broad range of networking solutions that will
    deliver VMware NSX Layer 2 Gateway functionality to programmatically
    enable connectivity between virtual and physical network environments.
    VMware NSX L2 Gateway Services will be offered on Juniper
    Networks(R) EX Series and QFX Series core, aggregation and access
    switching platforms, and MX Series edge routers, providing customers
    with unparalleled levels of IT flexibility through support for nearly
    any virtualized data center deployment scenario. VMware NSX L2 Gateway
    Services are expected to be generally available in mid-2014.
--  Hardw
are-accelerated VXLAN Routing: To support multi-tenancy or
    business continuity/disaster recovery initiatives, enterprises need to
    route network traffic between virtual networks either within a single
    -- or across multiple -- data centers. New VXLAN routing capabilities
    on Juniper Networks MX Series and EX9200 Series Switches will
    specifically address these needs. These capabilities are expected to
    be available in mid-2014.
--  Advanced Data Center Automation: To help enterprise customers
    streamline data center operations across physical and virtual
    environments, Juniper Networks offers a range of network automation
    solutions designed to simplify the arduous and time-consuming tasks of
    network provisioning, day-to-day management and orchestration of
    network resources. For VMware environments, Juniper Networks offers
    comprehensive management and advanced analytics as well as
    troubleshooting capabilities for both physical and virtual
    infrastructures via its Junos(R) Space Network Director and will
    provide integrated management capabilities through a plug-in for
    VMware vCenter(TM) Server.
--  Virtual Security Capabilities: Juniper Networks is also working with
    VMware to extend development of its leading virtual security product
    portfolio to ensure future integration with VMware NSX and new
    security and networking application programming interfaces (APIs).
    Juniper's wide range of virtual security solutions for VMware
    environments provides customers with the ability to implement a
    comprehensive network security solution to protect virtual data center
    assets.
--  Validated Blueprint for the Virtualized Data Center: Juniper Networks
    is developing a validated reference architecture that provides
    customers with a proven methodology for architecting and building out
    a simplified, integrated network framework to support virtualized data
    centers. This blueprint, which is expected to be available later this
    year, will outline technology requirements, best practices and
    recommended approaches for successfully building a network foundation
    to support a number of advanced capabilities such as predictable
    application behavior, streamlined workflow-based configuration and
    quality of service across physical and virtual networks with ease.

  
Event Highlights: 


 
--  Juniper Networks will be showcasing a range of data center and
    security technology solutions at VMworld 2013 (Booth #1613),
    including:
    --  Connecting virtual and physical networks via VMware NSX
        integration
    --  Data center automation with Junos Space Network Director
    --  Virtual security for public and private clouds
    --  Counter security for virtualized data centers and cloud
        environments
--  Masum Mir, senior director of product management for data center
    products at Juniper Networks, will be speaking at a session entitled,
    "Bridging and Automating Data Center Infrastructures in a Virtualized
    and Non-Virtualized World," on Tuesday, August 27 from 3:30 - 4:30
    p.m. PT
--  Ashwin Krishnan, senior director of product management for security
    products at Juniper Networks, will present a session entitled,
    "Achieving Security Agility in the Virtualized Data Center," on
    Wednesday, August 28 from 2 - 3 p.m. PT
--  Jason Sauviac, senior director of technical solutions, and Doug Hanks,
    senior manager of technical solutions at Juniper Networks, will be
    speaking about "Integrated Architectures for the Virtualized Data
    Center," on Thursday, August 29 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PT

  
Supporting Quotes: 
"Network virtualization is rapidly transforming virtual data centers
today, and as enterprises seek to simplify IT by accelerating their
use of private and hybrid cloud environments, physical and virtual
networks must be viewed and managed as a single unified
infrastructure. Juniper Networks offers a broad level of VMware NSX
integration across its routing and switching platforms, which not
only provides enterprise customers with unprecedented levels of IT
flexibility, but also allows them to fully maximize their data center
investments. Our collaboration with Juniper is a proof point of the
commitment shared by both companies to continually drive simplicity,
visibility and ease of management within the software-defined data
center." 
 -Hatem Naguib, vice president, Cloud Networking and
Security, VMware 
"For many enterprise customers, SDN in the data center represents a
very real way to derive greater value and IT efficiency from the
network, and the advent of VMware NSX L2 Gateway integration and
VXLAN routing capabilities allows for a more seamless migration to a
virtual network environment. Through our partnership with VMware --
which includes joint product development, technology integration and
joint go-to-market strategies -- we are committed to developing a
range of networking solutions for use in VMware environments designed
to help customers bridge their virtual and physical data center
resources. VMware's expertise in virtualized computing combined with
Juniper's SDN leadership is a powerful combination."
 -Jonathan
Davidson, sen
ior vice president and general manager, Campus and Data
Center Business Unit, Juniper Networks 
Additional Resources: 


 
--  More information on Juniper Networks' virtualized data center
    solutions: www.juniper.net/datacenter
--  Blog: Does your Virtual Network Need More Sizzle? Save your Bacon -
    Choose Juniper! by Mike Marcellin

  
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