Epsilon picks Juniper for network upgrade

Epsilon picks Juniper for network upgrade

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Epsilon is to deploy Juniper Network’s end-to-end solution as part of a network upgrade aimed at supporting future internet of things application and enterprise services.

The partnership will see Epsilon roll out  Juniper’ Metro Fabric solution in an upgrade to its Infiny by Epsilon platform – an on-demand, self-service software defined networking (SDN) solution.

Juniper’s Metro Fabric solution will help Epsilon offer a comprehensive set of enterprise data and voice connectivity services globally, in order to tackle a growing demand for IoT, cloud, and big data tools.

Through a combination of the MX10003 5G Universal Routing Platform as the MPLS transport core, and Metro Fabric solutions from Juniper consisting of the ACX5048 Universal Metro Router and BTI Packet Optical Transport Platforms, Epsilon will be able to provide a variety of connectivity options across 1GbE/10GbE/100GbE, tailored to individual market requirements, Juniper claims.

Ang Thiam Guan, Juniper Networks vice president and general manager, ASEAN, said:  “We are delighted to have been selected to power Epsilon’s worldwide network expansion. In an era of explosive big data analytics, IoT and cloud growth, customers increasingly demand not just world-class performance, but also seamless networking scalability for future expansion. We are committed to helping Epsilon engineer network simplicity across all fronts and to continue powering their tremendous growth momentum for years to come.”

Due to the flexible nature of SDN platform Infiny, Epsilon also required interoperability, automation and a single-pane of management, as well as scalability options to support IoT.

It comes at a time when Epsilon has announced a number of new point of presence over recent months, as it continues to expand its network presence. Epsilon CEO Jerzy Szlosarek recently spoke to Capacity about Infiny and Epsilon’s expansion plan.

On the Juniper announcement, Szlosarek said: “We have been evolving our infrastructure gradually over the last decade in anticipation for the massive traffic growth driven by innovations in cloud, big data and IoT.

“By upgrading our network to offer 100GbE on-demand around the world, we are helping not only our existing partners but also new customers to benefit from hyper-scalable connectivity that is designed to support services of the future. We are pleased to partner with Juniper to realize our vision for flexible, fluid and intelligent global networking.”

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