OnLive upgrades data center infrastructure with Juniper Networks


Juniper Networks and OnLive announced that OnLive, a
provider of on-demand, instant-play video games, has upgraded its data center
infrastructure with a simplified Juniper Networks architecture of routing,
switching and security solutions.


Powered by Juniper Networks single operating system,
Junos, OnLive’s data centers can support massive amounts of bandwidth for
voice, video and data from the cloud to customers using a simplified,
integrated design that requires fewer devices and interconnections.


OnLive supports cloud-based, on-demand video gaming via
the Internet directly to customers’ TVs, PCs, Macs or tablets in a seamless,
scalable and reliable way, powered by Juniper Networks.


With its cloud-based video compression technology, OnLive
has revolutionized the gaming experience for home and mobile users. By
partnering with Juniper Networks, OnLive was able to meet the challenges
associated with delivering a state-of-the-art gaming system in an unprecedented


“The number-one factor that drove us to Juniper Networks is the value proposition —
the bang for the buck we get from our core routers, switches and
firewalls,” said Darrell Gentry, director of systems planning, OnLive.


“Juniper Networks data center network architecture
has enabled us to deliver a high-end gaming experience from the cloud simply
and securely. Having a massively scalable network from Juniper Networks is the
foundation of our continued innovation and success,” Gentry added.


OnLive was
able to reduce the number of layers in its data center infrastructure using
Juniper Networks EX4200 Ethernet Switches with Virtual Chassis fabric
technology, which enables multiple interconnected switches to operate as a
single, logical device, allowing network consolidation and fewer devices to


Juniper Networks MX960 3D Universal Edge Routers provide
OnLive a high-performance routing platform with high port density, while the
Juniper Networks SRX3400 Series Services Gateway provides robust networking and
security services.


The underlying Junos operating system further reduces
network complexity through the integration of routing, switching, security and
network services on a single platform. OnLive has plans to further simplify its
data centers with the Juniper Networks QFabric solution, which will enable
exponential improvements in data center speed, scale and efficiency.


To maximize the experience that comes with OnLive’s
advanced gaming system, the connection must be of the highest quality,”
continued Gentry. “Choosing Juniper Networks allowed OnLive to overhaul
our data center architecture and provide the high-performance, highly scalable
and ultra-reliable network infrastructure required to support its cloud
computing needs.


“Utilizing a cloud-based delivery model presents a
huge opportunity for consumers to access OnLive’s innovative gaming portfolio,
but meeting the performance demands placed on the network can create an
economic challenge,” said Mike Marcellin, vice president of systems
strategy and marketing for the Platform Systems Division at Juniper Networks.


“By deploying our new data center network
infrastructure, OnLive is able to provide customers with the user experience
they expect while taking advantage of operational simplicity, lower latency and
lower cost,” Marcellin added.


Juniper Networks recently announced the introductionof
the industry’s highest edge routing capacity to accommodate the rapidly growing
bandwidth requirements and subscriber expectations of new and emerging mobile,
cloud computing and enterprise network applications, while significantly
improving the total economic efficiency of the network.


With increased capacity of 3.8 Terabits per second on
Juniper Networks MX 3D Universal Edge Routers, Juniper’s service provider,
content delivery and enterprise customers can scale their networks while
future-proofing the network edge to accommodate tomorrow’s needs.


By Team

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