Data centers play a key role in the fulfillment of government missions. From citizens connecting to online services for healthcare or tax returns, to warfighters who rely on immediate access to classified data, every transaction pivots on security and availability in the data center.
To keep pace with the demand, legacy government data centers are evolving. The new data center landscape is largely virtualized and spread across multiple, geographically distributed sites and public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, supporting a Cloud First policy. But building, connecting, and securing this array of computing power is a complex job—and one that requires a new type of data center network, starting with an architecture optimized for the cloud era and an infrastructure that gives government agencies agility, automation, and simplicity, and where security is built into the network.
New networking technologies that automate manual processes promise to provide more agility and a higher level of flexibility. Faster configurations and a streamlined workflow lead to shorter deployment times for new programs, and a reduction in operational budgets. Automating the network infrastructure and orchestrating the management reduces human errors that expose the data center to higher security risks, management costs, and network downtime. It also sets the foundation for data centers to support advanced, innovative technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN).
Juniper offers switching and data center solutions that enable government agencies and departments to build a future-proof, agile networking infrastructure. A fundamental principle of our approach is that an open, simplified network architecture will lead to more streamlined operations. Consequently, our operations strategy focuses on automating provisioning, streamlining day-to-day management, and orchestrating networking platforms to enable faster response to dynamic environments.
In addition, the open interfaces in our switching, routing, and security platforms and management tools support seamless integration with third-party automation and orchestration tools to ensure a highly efficient data center equipped with sophisticated solutions.
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