Borealis originally had a LAN infrastructure operated from two data centers that provided connectivity to its 6,500 employees in 12 European offices. Although it offered acceptable performance the network was aging and could not support the growth the business was anticipating.
Gert Lemmens, IT Process Owner, Borealis
As a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefin’s, base chemicals, and fertilizers, Borealis is committed to benefiting society by improving safety performance within the chemical industry, and contributing to solve the world’s water and sanitation challenges.
Believing that standardization would help reduce operational costs and complexity in the network, Borealis needed a scalable solution with a high level of redundancy and security. The company also wanted to increase service levels to the business and implement wireless connectivity with secure guest access.
Implementation of the new Juniper network was phased. The core network in the data centers moved to it first, followed by a phased replacement of over 1,000 edge devices.
The network infrastructure is far more robust and able to cope with future business requirements, and its segregation of office-based and industrial parts of the business has helped to improve security and redundancy.