Juniper Networks, a company specializing in secure networks driven by artificial intelligence, today announced a new partnership agreement with Fujitsu. The collaboration is designed to deliver high-performance Ethernet switches integrated with Fujitsu PRIMERGY server, Fujitsu ETERNUS storage and Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX embedded systems portfolios in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Partnership between Juniper Networks and Fujitsu
Founded in 1996 by Pradeep Sindhu, Juniper Networks is a US-based company specializing in telecommunications equipment, but also in AI-driven secure networks. Currently, the firm is partnering with Ericsson and Siemens AG to provide network solutions over IP/MPLS.
Fujitsu, on the other hand, is a Japanese company that specializes in many technology-related fields: design and manufacture of products such as semiconductors, computers, touch tablets, computer peripherals and plasma displays, robotics, telecommunications, software development, etc.
The two companies announced a partnership that will allow Juniper’s high-performance switches to complement Fujitsu’s portfolio of servers, storage and embedded systems designed for the data center. Olivier Delachapelle, Fujitsu’s EMEA product channel manager, explains the value of the partnership:
“It is crucial to establish a solid foundation for the architecture, which is then able to drive the business to success with a data-centric approach. This means effective data management at the edge, in the center and in the cloud. Juniper Networks is a leading player in all of these areas, so its switching portfolio was a natural choice. And this is just the beginning here, as we see real potential in their Enterprise portfolio (especially following the recent acquisition of Apstra), which allows us to foresee more synergies in the future.”
Juniper Networks’ skills leveraged for Fujitsu to focus on its offering
Fujitsu’s competencies are helping companies overcome the ongoing and changing challenges associated with the exponential growth of data volume within their automated infrastructure. This is not the first time the firm has collaborated with technology partners to keep an eye on the latest market requirements.
For its part, Juniper Networks noticed that its strategy was aligned with Fujitsu’s in terms of data. Since Juniper knows how to design intelligent data-driven networks that provide actionable information with closed-loop assurance, Fujitsu can then focus on its own portfolio and provide high-performance servers, storage systems and embedded system platforms.
Thomas Desrues, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Juniper Networks discusses the partnership with Fujitsu:
“Many enterprises are currently moving their IT workloads and applications to a multi-cloud environment to ensure agile, scalable and cost-effective operations. This requires simplified, open and secure data center connectivity that enables easy management of IT, storage and network infrastructure. Fujitsu and Juniper share a vision on providing flexible end-to-end solutions to meet this need.”
Fujitsu’s solutions will rely primarily on the Juniper Networks QFX Series (specifically the QFX5120) which offers features such as network virtualization within large, high-density IP structures, and Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet switches as a switching solution for smaller data centers.