Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lenovo and Juniper Collaborate on Data Center Infrastructure

Lenovo and Juniper Networks announced a global strategic partnership focused on the next generation of converged, hyper-converged, and hyper-scale data center infrastructure.

Lenovo offer an extensive portfolio of x86 based servers and switches. Juniper's portfolio encompasses routers, switches, network management software, network security products and software-defined networking technology.

The companies expect to collaborate to offer simplified management and orchestration in the datacenter leveraging Lenovo’s xClarity management software as well as Juniper’s Network Director and Contrail SDN software.

“Lenovo is on a mission to become the market leader in datacenter solutions. We will continue to invest in the development and delivery of disruptive IT solutions to shape next-generation data centers. Our partnership with Juniper Networks provides Lenovo access to an industry leading portfolio of products that include Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions – essential for state-of-the-art data center offerings,” stated Gerry Smith, Lenovo executive vice president and chief operating officer, PC and Enterprise Business Group.

“Partnering with Lenovo expands Juniper’s strategy to deliver a full-stack solution for a wide-range of data centers, from the mid-range enterprise to private cloud and to hyper-scale customers. We are excited about collaborating with Lenovo to leverage the full power of our IP-networking portfolio based on JunosOS and Contrail, in delivering the next generation of converged, hyper-converged, and hyper-scale solution to customers in China and globally,” said Rami Rahim, chief executive officer at Juniper Networks.

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