Roundup: Juniper, Force 10, Limelight

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Here’s a roundup of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:

360Networks expands with Juniper. Juniper Networks (JNPR) announced that 360networks has selected Juniper Networks Junos Space, Ethernet routers and switches to expand its capabilities in supporting its customers’ growing capacity needs and introduce new wholesale IP services.  360networks has deployed Juniper MX480 3D Universal Edge Routers and will use EX4200 Ethernet Switches with virtual chassis fabric technology for low-speed aggregation to the MX480 routers.  “Juniper gives us the flexibility and capacity we need to scale and introduce new value added services for our customers,” said Brady Adams, CTO, 360networks. “As we evolve our network, the core and the edge tend to blend. With Juniper, we have the capacity to scale our core while adding the flexibility to provide granular services to our customers with high reliability.”  Juniper also recently announced the general availability of the SRX1400, a consolidated security services gateway as the newest member of its leading SRX product line.

Force 10 selected by Terenine Technology Solutions. Force 10 Networks announced that Terenine Technology Solutions, a technology services provider based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has deployed switch/router solutions from Force 10 Networks to provide core-to-edge switch/routing functionality as a part of their continuous improvements to their data centers.  Terenine will use the Force 10 ExaScale E1200 and E600 switch/routers as well as the resilient C-Series C300 switch and top-of-rack S-Series S25 and S50 edge routers.  “We heavily rely upon a reliable, agile and world-class performing network infrastructure that is purpose-built to serve our customers and enable us to effectively compete in the marketplace,” says Lynn Engel, vice president sales and marketing at Terenine.

Limelight selected by Groupon.  Limelight Networks (LLNW) announced that Groupon is deploying Limelight’s website acceleration services to maximize site performance and improve the online experience.  “Site speed is critical to our customer experience and online conversions,” says Shinji Kuwayama, Director of Engineering, Groupon. “After evaluating several options, we found Limelight to have reliable, flexible services to meet our business needs. Since employing their solution, our performance has increased, and we look for more ways to use the service.”  As a deal-of-the-day site for geographically-specific deals Groupon wants to boot site speed on the deal page.  Limelight will cache content on their geographically distributed local servers.  All Things Digital reported Monday that Google was rumored to be acquiring Groupon for upwards of $6 billion.

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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