SOURCE: Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

September 14, 2011 08:00 ET

FiberLight Selects Juniper Networks and IBM for Next-Generation, Multi-State High Performance Network

New Network Infrastructure Supports the Rapid Introduction of New Services and Enables Superior Customer Experience

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today announced that FiberLight, LLC, a premier provider of mission-critical fiber optic network services for enterprises, government agencies and wholesale carriers in 23 U.S. metropolitan areas, selected Juniper Networks® MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers to deliver its next-generation dedicated IP platform. FiberLight relied on IBM for its design and engineering expertise to implement the new network infrastructure.

Drawing on their strong global alliance, Juniper Networks and IBM worked together to design a complete, open, pre-architected, pre-integrated and pre-tested infrastructure, based on Juniper's MX Series edge routers. The Juniper and IBM solution enables FiberLight to bundle its core fiber network product with high-speed Internet connectivity on a single, consolidated network, allowing FiberLight to offer its customers secure and resilient network services that can scale to meet changing demand at highly competitive price points.

With the launch of its new, next-generation IP platform, FiberLight can help its customers avoid the congestion and security threats typical of competing networks that combine traffic from Web-centric companies and service providers in a single network. By updating and expanding its network with Juniper Networks MX Series, FiberLight is able to service new market segments with increasingly challenging demands, driving continued growth and opening up new revenue opportunities for the future.

"In order to meet the stringent performance requirements of our customers, including leading telecom carriers, enterprises, content providers and government organizations, we have to maintain a network with very low latency but also high scalability," said Judd Carothers, executive vice president of operations at FiberLight. "With the combination of Juniper's MX Series routers and IBM's implementation skills, we have built an advanced high-capacity network that meets our current and future scalability requirements, while also delivering the flexibility that enables us to rapidly introduce new services."

FiberLight selected the MX Series because of the widespread acceptance of the platform for Ethernet and IP services as well as the reliability and scalability of the Juniper Networks Junos® operating system. While FiberLight's current focus is providing dedicated Internet access and other IP-based services, such as Layer 2/3 VPNs for enterprise customers, the company is interested in adding additional services and capabilities down the road. Juniper's solutions have already enabled FiberLight to make a move into the Layer 3 space with new capabilities and will allow for further expansion and growth.

"With our MX Series routers, FiberLight gains the scale and performance it needs to offer its customers the best service possible, both now and as the company continues to grow and expand," said Mike Marcellin, vice president of system strategy and marketing for the Platform Systems Division at Juniper Networks. "Juniper's partnership with IBM provides FiberLight with the world-class products and expertise to support the rapid introduction of new services, offering a key competitive advantage in a fast-moving industry."

The MX Series is a portfolio of high-performance Ethernet routers that function as a Universal Edge platform capable of supporting all types of business, mobile and residential services. Powerful switching and security features give the MX Series unmatched flexibility and reliability to support advanced services and applications. The MX Series provides the 3D scale, maximum performance, availability and service agility that carriers, such as FiberLight, need to gain a competitive advantage in today's Ethernet environment.

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