Thursday, November 8, 2012

Terra Deploys Juniper's QFabric Data Center Architecture

Terra, a leading global digital media company, is anchoring its data center network with Juniper Networks' QFabric architecture. Terra has completed a data center network transformation by seamlessly transitioning existing data center switches into nodes in a single-tier QFabric architecture.

Terra's web properties reach a monthly audience of over 100 million.  The companies said the new QFabric architecture will enable Terra 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.

Juniper notes that its QFabric architecture can support up to 6,144 10GbE ports within a single data center network fabric. 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. Terra further consolidated its data center architecture with the QFabric architecture by leveraging support for converged storage.

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.

The deployment was supported by Sao Paolo-based integration partner, BinĂ¡rio, which was named Juniper Networks Latin American Partner of the Year for 2011.

  • In September 2012, Qihoo 360, a leading Chinese Internet and mobile solution provider, is powering its new data center using Juniper Networks' QFabric architecture. Specifically, the company has deployed a QFX3000-G QFabric System -- designed for large enterprises, service providers and cloud data center environments -- to support its expansion into new web-based services including search and cloud offerings.