April 14, 2021 3:39 am
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Juniper Networks partners Chinese data center firm 21Vianet to rollout MX routing platforms

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Network technology firm Juniper Networks has announced its partnership with leading Chinese carrier-neutral data center service provider, 21Vianet clearing the way for the technology giant to deploy its MX Series Universal Routing Platforms using segment routing traffic engineering (SR-TE) protocols to help meet the rising demands of data traffic and to support the digital transformation in China.

According to Juniper Networks, driven by the size of the Chinese Internet Data Center (IDC) market has been steadily expanding at a compounded annual growth rate of 27.1% since 2017 and is expected to reach$35.4 billion by 2022. “This has presented new opportunities for the IDC industry as more companies look to digitize their businesses,” the company said.

Meanwhile, as the largest carrier-neutral internet and data center provider in China, 21Vianet has played a crucial role as a major enabler of the wider IDC market’s exponential growth.

The company at present operates a network of over 50 data centers in more than 20 cities nationwide where it houses more than 51,000 network cabinets offering over 2000G of port capacity and providing over 1000G of dedicated high-speed cloud access for its ever-growing user base across the world’s second-largest economy.

With the latest upgrade from Juniper Networks, 21Vianet has not just successfully increased its capacity, scale and stability of its network – but also provided the platform for much-improved efficiency and automation via the implementation of SR-TE protocols, allowing 21Vianet to pass on lower operational costs and manage workloads to its customers, all while greatly improving the end-user experience.

Juniper Networks MX Series Universal Routing Platforms are at present deployed as core routers across 21Vianet’s expanded interconnected data center.

“21ViaNet has rapidly established itself among the largest and most influential service providers within the IDC industry in China. We are proud to have helped drive that growth and data center development over the years and are honoured to have once again enabled their latest upgrades in support of their accelerated market expansion. Norman Lam, VP & Managing Director, Juniper Networks China said.

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