DNA Plc automates new data centres with Juniper Networks and NEC

Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, and NEC Corporation, a leading global IT and network transformation services provider, has announced that new windowDNA, part of Telenor Group and one of Finland’s leading mobile and fixed communications service providers, has deployed an intent-based networking data centre fabric based on Juniper’s innovative automation software plus high-performance hardware and utilising NEC’s advanced systems integration expertise. DNA’s new data centre infrastructure provides a unified platform for both its business-to-business customer services and internal IT services. Additionally, Juniper Networks™ new windowQFX Series Switches were chosen to power DNA’s Telco Cloud sites across Finland.

The overall objective for DNA’s data centre infrastructure refresh is to enable new revenue-generating services whilst delivering operational efficiencies, together leading to enhanced user experiences. By automating the data centre network, DNA can eliminate human error, optimise its technical team’s workload to focus on service creation and simplify first-class service delivery at scale. QFX switches enable low latency networking with high reliability and capacity, the key requirements for delivering various services to mobile users who are looking for high-performance network quality.

“DNA has always been an innovator, using the best technology available to provide new services and better experiences for our customers. Because Finnish businesses are fully committed to digital transformation, and their expectations of our service reliability and quality are extremely high, we knew that we had to up our game in the data centre by deploying state-of-the-art automation and networking technology. By working with Juniper and NEC, DNA is able to deliver those first-class user experiences and maintain our reputation.”

– Pekka Jääskeläinen, Vice President, Core & IP Networks, DNA Plc

“As a long-standing partner to the Telenor Group, NEC is honoured to help DNA drive higher efficiency, agility, and availability of its data centre network with automated solutions alongside our strategic partner Juniper. Based on our wealth of multi-vendor, multi-domain network systems integration capability and best-of-breed ecosystem, provided by NEC’s Centre of Excellence (CoE), we will continue delivering transformative networking solutions and services that overcome increasing business challenges and keep our customers ahead of the curve.”

– Masayuki Kayahara, General Manager, Service Provider Solutions Department, NEC

“Apstra helps to de-risk data centre networking significantly but also streamlines the operational overhead, making life much easier for pressured operators. Automation drives down the total cost of ownership in DNA’s data centres and frees up talent, all the while enabling it to open up rich new revenue streams via services which can be taken to market quickly and more reliably.”

– Mansour Karam, Group Vice President Products, Cloud Ready Data Centre, Juniper Networks.

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