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Juniper to Provide Critical Hardware for BroadSoft's Global BroadCloud Data Centers

September 18, 2014

The mass migration by individuals and organizations to the cloud is responsible for the growth of data centers around the world. These facilities require technology that ensures they'll be up and running 24 hours a day with low failure rates, therefore every component must be of the highest quality to make this possible. Juniper Networks, provider of routing, switching, security and software technology for networks, announced BroadSoft has deployed its routing, switching and security products, as well as Juniper Networks Support for its BroadCloud platform.

BroadSoft has integrated these solutions in its cloud-based, hosted infrastructure that serves as the foundation for the company’s cloud-based communications capabilities. BroadCloud is the platform the company uses to deliver Unified Communications (UC) managed services for telecommunications service providers.

This hosted cloud-based infrastructure allows service providers a flexible infrastructure with unlimited scalability for being able to market a wide range of comprehensive suite of UC solutions including, hosted PBX, SIP Trunking, instant messaging and presence, audio conferencing and video calling.

In order to make this possible, BroadSoft selected and deployed Juniper Networks QFX Series Switches, EX Series Ethernet Switches, MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, and SRX Series Services Gateways to develop its BroadCloud UC managed services offering further.

Juniper Networks' cloud network solutions gave BroadSoft the infrastructure to deliver all of the services it provides knowing it will be up and running at all times without service disruptions.

"We needed a partner that shares our dedication to providing a superior service experience. Juniper's quality products meet our stringent reliability, scalability and network efficiency requirements. Our joint commitment to providing innovative and superior product quality made Juniper a natural choice,” said Scott Hoffpauir, chief technology officer, BroadSoft.

QFX Series are low-latency high-performance Ethernet switches for top-of-rack or end-of-row installations, which can also be deployed as 10GbE or 40GbE devices.

The switches deliver:

  • Throughput of 2.56 Tbps and 1.44 Bpps capacity with sustained wire-speed switching with low latency and jitter for virtualized data center environments.
  • High availability with redundant power and cooling, as well as separate control and data planes to ensure maximum system availability.
  • Data center fabric building blocks for multiple data center fabric architectures, including QFabric System, Virtual Chassis, and Virtual Chassis Fabric.
  • Support for standards-based bridging, routing, VMware NSX Layer 2 gateway and Fiber Channel technology.

“By employing core products from across our networking portfolio, BroadSoft is able to realize the comprehensive benefits of a cloud-based network that seamlessly integrates routing, switching and security to allow its BroadCloud managed service to deliver an unparalleled user experience every time,” said Mike Marcellin, senior vice president of Strategy and Marketing, Juniper Networks.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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