Seagate Reduces Operational Costs with AI-Driven Juniper Solution

January 09, 2023

By Greg Tavarez, SD-WAN Editor

Organizations worldwide more commonly operate on the cloud and require a wide area network that can handle network traffic while keeping application performance high. Unfortunately, traditional WANs cannot fulfill that role. This is where SD-WAN steps in as it is designed to support applications hosted in on-premises data centers, public or private clouds and SaaS (News - Alert) services.

Juniper’s SD-WAN solution delivers resilient WAN connectivity that eliminates the inherent inefficiencies and cost constraints of legacy solutions while reducing bandwidth consumption by at least 30%. Seeing what Juniper’s SD-WAN solution can deliver is what prompted Seagate to select Juniper for its full stack AI-driven enterprise portfolio that encompasses SD-WAN, Wi-Fi and wired access switching.

“By taking a cloud-first, AI-driven and session smart approach to networking, Juniper enables customers like Seagate (News - Alert) to have the agility, scale and performance needed to keep pace with evolving business demands,” said Sujai Hajela, EVP, AI-driven enterprise at Juniper.

Seagate is renowned for its mass-data storage infrastructure solutions with multiple sites in 18 countries that share a vast amount of data. The Juniper solution, which is driven by Mist AI and the cloud, offers Seagate proactive automation and unique client-to-cloud insight, as well as optimized performance and cost savings in key areas of their IT infrastructure.

Moving from a traditional MPLS network to Juniper’s AI-driven SD-WAN solution is a way to help reduce Seagate’s telco and hosting costs, which is ideal for high bandwidth activities like data transfers. The SD-WAN solution also comes with differentiated session smart routing. SSR optimizes network performance for low latency applications like VoIP, which enables Seagate to replace its previous telephony infrastructure.

“Our evaluation of various solutions found that the Juniper AI-driven SD-WAN with Session Smart Routing yielded the best results for our key use cases,” said Vinod Pasi, vice president and global head of infrastructure at Seagate. “While we are starting with SD-WAN, we are looking forward to getting the same simplified operations and cost savings across our wired and wireless access networks, as well.”

Because the Juniper AI-driven enterprise portfolio is managed via a common Juniper Mist cloud and AI engine, management is simplified, and operational costs are lowered via proactive automation, insight and assurance.

Edited by Greg Tavarez

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