Gateway Gulf selects Juniper for end-to-end infrastructure
Bahrain-based services provider goes with Juniper Networks switches, routers and security solutions
Data centre and managed services provider Gateway Gulf, has deployed network infrastructure and perimeter security solutions from Juniper to assist it delivering new services including cloud computing to its customers.
The Bahrain-based service provider is using a number of different solutions from Juniper's Data Centre Infrastructure solutions range for its ‘Business Platform' Tier IV data centre, to provide stable, low latency connectivity to customers across the Middle East.
Gateway Gulf is also one of the first providers to offer managed services over an IPv6-enabled infrastructure to support its growing cloud computing offering.
The company has rolled out Juniper Networks MX Series Ethernet Services Routers and M Series Multi-service Edge Routers for core and converged edge routing; and EX Series Ethernet switches to provide collapsed access and service aggregation.
The MX and M series routers provide high-port density routing and switching, according to Juniper, with the performance required for multi-play, carrier Ethernet and multi-service edge, while the ‘Virtual Chassis' technology of the EX switches gives Gateway Gulf a high-performance, scalable solution for it's multi-data center environment.
To provide the security element of the solution, Gateway Gulf has installed Juniper's ISG1000 Integrated Security Gateway, which includes integrated best-in-class firewall, VPN, and optional Intrusion Detection and Prevention, for network and application-level protection.
Willy George, manager, network engineering at Gateway Gulf commented: "Providing Managed Services to remote customers requires a low-latency network with the highest standards of network availability, reliability and security. Juniper's high-performance solutions, and in particular Juniper's Virtual Chassis technology, with low power and cooling footprint, have enabled us to scale our access network over multiple physical locations while managing them as a single switch for increased efficiency and lower operating costs."
"Juniper's Data Centre Infrastructure Solutions help service providers build competitive, value-added market offerings that focus on operational agility, efficiency and simplicity. At the same time, these solutions deliver significantly lower total cost of ownership, helping to maximize monetization of their networks," said Gert-Jan Schenk, senior vice president EMEA, Juniper Networks. "Juniper's standards-based, carrier-class approach provides Gateway Gulf with the platforms they need to meet the challenges of evolving customer requirements today and into the future."