Flipkart goes Juniper’s way to build NextGen data centre

By : |November 27, 2012 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Networking vendor Juniper Networks announced that e-commerce company Flipkart.com has built data centre based on its Junos operating system.

Flipkart, which gets over 6 million page views per day and aims to be a $1 billion business by 2015, deployed Juniper’s EX series Ethernet switches – EX4200 and EX4500 – and SRX series services gateways – SRX3600 – in its data centre.

Burzin Engineer, director of engineering, Flipkart, said: “As one of India’s largest e-commerce platforms, the level of security threat facing Flipkart is significant. It is therefore essential to have a data center network infrastructure that enables us to scale not only performance but also security, in-line with business demands. Juniper Networks’ solution meets these needs admirably while also simplifying network administration and providing pay-as-you-grow economics that benefit our bottom line.”

Juniper Networks Virtual Chassis technology, which connects the EX4500 switches in Flipkart’s 10 Gbps data centre network core, as well as the top-of-rack EX4200 switches, enables groups of up to 10 interconnected switches to be managed as a single logical device. This not only simplifies administration but gives its data centre carrier-class availability, low-latency performance and horizontal scalability, says a release.

Ravi Chauhan, managing director, Juniper Networks India & SAARC, said: “As Flipkart continues to strengthen its position as one of the leading e-commerce platform in the country, it requires best-in-class technology that will help it scale, expand and secure the business at the same time. This deployment illustrates the benefits of simplifying the data center network, using Juniper’s Virtual Chassis technology to reduce layers and devices, improving resilience and performance, and making it easy to scale.”

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