Having been long-term technology partners, the continued synergy between the two firms is a symbol of corporate trust and loyalty.

As more businesses embrace accelerated digital transformation amid global economic uncertainties, Internet Data Centers (IDC) worldwide continue to be a bright spot.

One major IDC player in China that is part of the country’s data backbone—which has been expanding at a compounded annual growth rate of 27.1% and is expected to reach US$35.4bn by 2022—is 21Vianet.

This week, the firm has announced the adoption of American technology for beefing up its data traffic infrastructure. Its latest upgrade hails from Juniper Networks, which supplied universal routing platforms using segment routing traffic engineering (SR-TE) protocols to boost network data handling capacity, efficiency, scale and stability via automation.

The application of segment routing protocols has also simplified traffic management across 21Vianet’s multiple network domains. Finally, the implementation of the EVPNMPLS/VXLAN protocol allows network administrators to easily migrate applications within and between various data centers, boosting operational efficiency while optimizing network traffic flow. The goal is for 21Vianet to pass on lower operational costs and management workloads to its customers, all while greatly improving the end-user experience.

According to a spokesperson for 21Vianet: “Juniper Networks has been a crucial, long-term technology partner in our growth story through the years. As we continue to provide customers with the high-quality services required for them to succeed, our mutually beneficial partnership has provided us with the leading insights, technology and expertise necessary for the ongoing development of the data center arena and for the wider IDC industry across China in the long run.”  

Norman Lam, VP & MD, Juniper Networks (China) said: “We are confident that this ever-deepening relationship can be a continued growth catalyst for the long-term development of the IDC industry across China and beyond.”