Lenovo, Juniper enter data center alliance

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

Lenovo and Juniper Networks have inked a global partnership to jointly build new converged, hyper-converged, and hyper-scale data center infrastructure.

As part of the partnership, customers will be able to purchase Juniper’s networking products directly from Lenovo for easier acquisition, as well as consolidated support.

In line with the move to disaggregate of hardware and software in the data center, the two companies intend to bring open, flexible solutions to market, leveraging the ONIE (Open Network Install Environment) model.

To meet customer needs for fast provisioning and easy administration, both companies expect to collaborate to offer simplified management and orchestration in the data center leveraging Lenovo’s xClarity management software as well as Juniper’s Network Director and Contrail SDN software.

In addition, the two companies plan to collaborate around go to market on a worldwide basis targeting enterprise customers, service providers, channel partners as well as system integrators.

Lenovo and Juniper aim to develop joint go-to-market plans and a tailor-made resell model to address unique localization requirements in China.

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