NIKE Selects Juniper Networks to Craft Next-Gen Data Center Cloud and Retail Network Infrastructure

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 3, 2014

SUNNYVALE, CA: Juniper Networks, a provider of high-performance network solutions, has announced that NIKE, a provider of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories, has agreed to work with Juniper to co-create a new highly scalable next-generation data center cloud and retail network infrastructure.

In order to meet the changing needs of the business, NIKE intends to deploy key components of Juniper Networks MetaFabric architecture to support current and future business goals. Additionally, MetaFabric will serve as the basis for virtualizing multiple NIKE data centers around the world.

Through the open standards-based architecture of MetaFabric, comprised of proven routing, switching, security, management and orchestration solutions, NIKE intends to offer improved application performance across the company as well as advanced network orchestration via automation and data analytics.

Juniper Networks will work with NIKE to provide; a carrier-class, ultra-scalable, secure network architecture, providing a foundation upon which virtualizes multiple NIKE data centers globally; advanced orchestration via automation, management, and data analytics across all domains; and Co-creation on future developments for NIKE’s network.

 “NIKE is focused on elevating and accelerating innovation in our products, services and our digital ecosystem. This requires progressive and agile technology solutions that keep pace with our growth, which is what Juniper’s solutions offer,” says Anthony Watson, chief information officer, NIKE.