Juniper wins ADAC contract
Network company wins 10-year infrastructure framework contract
Juniper Networks has won a 10-year infrastructure frame contract to support the Abu Dhabi Airports Company's (ADAC), aggressive expansion plans.
ADAC is the owner and operator of five airports in Abu Dhabi with subsidiaries supplying ground handling, duty free, cargo, catering and aviation training services and the expansion plans are designed to help transform Abu Dhabi Airports into world-class facilities.
ADAC is currently undertaking a large-scale transformation program, which includes upgrading its existing network infrastructure to build an MPLS network and cloud-ready data centres, while lowering capital and operating expenditure.
ADAC has selected Juniper Networks' EX Series Ethernet Switches and MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers from Juniper Networks' Universal Edge portfolio to create the infrastructure to underpin its innovative new services and facilities.
"Our overall goal was to enable the provisioning of world-class facilities by implementing a service provider-grade network while reducing cost of ownership and capital and operational expenditure," said Michael Ibbitson, vice president, information & communications systems, Abu Dhabi Airports Company. "Juniper Networks won the 10-year contract after successfully showing significant savings in acquiring and operating the Juniper Networks infrastructure and due to its availability, scalability, resilience and services-rich technical capabilities."
The Juniper Networks wired infrastructure is designed to provide a number of services to ADAC's multitenant environment. Wireless networks, unified communications, multicast video streams and virtual private data will be converged on the Juniper Networks MLPS infrastructure, delivering Layer 2 and Layer 3 services.
"ADAC's demanding multitenant environment requires unmatched flexibility and reliability to support advanced services and applications," said Mike Marcellin, vice president, product marketing and business strategy, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks. "By choosing Juniper Networks, ADAC can deploy a carrier-class network with the optimum combination of performance and low-footprint, low power-consumption and low heat-dissipation."
ADAC is also using EX4200 Ethernet switches with Virtual Chassis fabric technology, which is designed to enable up to 10 interconnected switches to operate as a single, logical device. Virtual Chassis fabric technology can help ADAC to reduce the number of managed devices in the network, lowering capital and operating expenses.