SOURCE: Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

May 13, 2014 08:00 ET

Neutrona Networks Upgrades Infrastructure With Juniper Networks to Enable Regional Business Expansion and Improved Services

Independent Latin American Carrier Builds a High-IQ International Network With Industry-Leading Juniper Networks® MX Series Routers

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that Neutrona Networks, an independent carrier serving Central and South America, has significantly upgraded its network infrastructure with Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers to provide improved resiliency and reliability for its customers.

Neutrona provides a new, neutral gateway into Central and South America for multinational carriers looking to expand into the region. As part of a company-wide initiative to improve network services for its carrier customers, Neutrona recognized the need to create a High-IQ network. It selected Juniper's MX104 and MX480 3D Universal Edge Routers for their ability to maintain a solid network foundation that could deliver industry-leading reliability and resiliency.

Neutrona provides access to multiple sub-sea cable systems, which gives its service provider customers greater flexibility for low-latency network access and connectivity. Neutrona chose to deploy the SDN-ready, Carrier-Ethernet compliant MX104 Universal Edge Router, a modular, full-featured MX Series platform that offers 80Gbps of capacity in a space- and power-efficient form factor. The MX480 provides 2.8Tbps of capacity in a similarly efficient design for high performance, reliability and scalability.

The carrier's neutral approach differs from incumbent providers in that it enables its customers greater flexibility by providing multiple service combinations through both international and domestic transport options. With numerous Point of Presence (PoP) sites and colocation centers in 10 countries, and an extensive network of local partners, Neutrona is the one-stop shop for advanced data networking solutions in Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Neutrona has grown steadily since it acquired IFX's Carrier Services business in 2012 and it recognized a need to upgrade its operations for improved service delivery, throughput and reliability. Juniper is playing a central role in Neutrona's goal of becoming the carrier of choice for any international carrier looking to provide connectivity for Latin America, Caribbean or Central American end users.

News Highlights:

  • Neutrona selected Juniper's MX104 and MX480 3D Universal Edge Routers to upgrade and expand its international network, which required a platform that could flexibly support a wide variety of Ethernet, IP and SONET/SDH interfaces at high density and with increased reliability.

  • As part of a broad network upgrade, Neutrona deployed MX104 routers in twenty locations throughout Latin America. Because the MX104 runs the same Junos OS as the pre-existing Juniper infrastructure, the upgrade has been seamless and has not impacted service.

  • As a carrier that operates in an emerging and highly competitive market, Neutrona constantly evaluates new technologies, including software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization. The SDN-ready MX104 provides an investment-protecting bridge for Neutrona to ensure it can pragmatically incorporate advanced technologies without service disruption.

Supporting Quotes:

"We have relied on Juniper from the very beginning, from when we built the original backbone and started the first IP/MPLS network in Latin America back in 2000. We continue to recognize Juniper as a valued partner. The MX104 and MX480 routers will provide us with the resiliency and reliability we need to power international carriers and their global Fortune 500 end customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year."
-Luciano Salata, president & chief operating officer, Neutrona Networks

"Neutrona is leading the way in providing a variety of exciting network services to service providers and their large enterprise end-customers in Latin America. As large multi-national companies continue expand their operations into this region, the state-of-the-art network Neutrona has built with the MX Series routers positions them as a strategic resource for secure and reliable network services that are so critical to these businesses."
-Mike Marcellin, senior vice president of strategy & marketing, Juniper Networks

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