Intelligent CIO North America Issue 29 - Page 66

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Data Centers

Virtual-Q selects Juniper Networks to provide scalable , automated data center infrastructure

Virtual-Q turned to Juniper Networks to help design and build their new network , along with support from Juniper ’ s partner GDT .

Juniper Networks , a leader in secure , AI-driven networks , has announced that Virtual-Q , a provider of IT services and IT consulting , has selected Juniper Apstra data center solutions to modernize and automate its network infrastructure to provide a scalable and seamless customer experience .

Based in Houston , Texas , Virtual-Q specializes in IT-as-a-Service through its hosted desktop solution , streamlining the costs associated with remote IT solutions . The company delivers enterprise-class security , computing , support and Disaster Recovery solutions to businesses across all sectors and sizes .
By also deploying Juniper ’ s QFX switches , EX switches and MX series universal routing platforms , Virtual-Q is well-positioned to expand its capacity with 400G bandwidth , develop a cloud-ready network infrastructure that can grow alongside its evolving data center needs and meet its 1,082 % annual growth rate . The company also utilizes Juniper professional services .
Victor J . Quinones , Jr , Founder and CEO , Virtual-Q , said : “ Juniper Apstra allows us to seamlessly manage and automate our data center infrastructure without compromising our ability to serve our customers . With Apstra ’ s intent-based design , operators can focus on what needs to be accomplished in the data center instead of how it should be done .
“ As one of the most user-friendly products on the market , we are excited to see the transformation Apstra will bring to our network operations .” p
Virtual-Q had been operating with a network that lacked scalability and struggled to meet the increasing hybrid and virtual customer demands associated with the pandemic . With the need to accommodate large-scale growth but also be able to easily manage and operate , Virtual-Q turned to Juniper Networks to help design and build their new network , along with support from Juniper ’ s partner GDT .
Apstra was deployed to simplify and automate data center operations management from design to deployment through everyday operations and assurance . Additionally , Apstra delivers a high level of visibility into the network fabric , allowing for faster resolution times and increased operational efficiencies . With an approach to data center operations based on the insight that a reliability-focused strategy results in speed and efficiency , Apstra enables Virtual-Q to transform their operations .
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