Case Study

Resilient networks for rapid expansion.

CyrusOne needed a robust, scalable platform to facilitate connectivity among its data centers and support rapid build out of new facilities.

“We’re trying to get customers closer to the center of the Internet so they have better performance and lower cost. We help customers interconnect directly with carriers, reducing their cost and giving them better control over their interconnected destiny.”

Josh Snowhorn, Vice President and General Manager of Interconnection, CyrusOne


CyrusOne is a major provider of cloud and data center services, focusing on Fortune 1000 companies that have not historically outsourced IT operations. The company is growing rapidly and operates more than 25 data centers in the U.S., U.K., and Singapore.

Business Challenge

To meet customers’ exploding demand for cloud services, CyrusOne wanted to upgrade the nationwide network that interconnects its data centers. The Internet exchange connecting CyrusOne data centers had to be able to deliver the highest levels of flexibility, reliability, scalability, and security.

Business Solution

Snowhorn and his team selected Juniper Networks routing solutions for its nationwide network. CyrusOne uses the PTX5000 Packet Transport Router and PTX3000 Packet Transport Router for its Internet exchange network, and it uses the MX80 3D Series Universal Edge Router to provide customer connectivity.

Business Results

CyrusOne has scaled its backbone to 100GbE and greatly improved its reliability to meet the exploding demand for data center services from its customers. But the real business value has been the company’s ability to sell out the floor space in its data centers quickly and then move on to build out a new facility, fueling profitable business growth.

“The interconnect services we provide from data center to data center can’t be second class. Juniper has been a tremendous asset for us to ensure that we always have uptime, high-speed connectivity, and complete resilience,” said Josh Snowhorn, Vice President and General Manager of Interconnection, CyrusOne.

How we put it together

Supercore routers that optimize MPLS and Ethernet, providing critical core capabilities to make them the ideal choice for operators to meet rapidly changing traffic patterns.

Flagship edge routing platform for enterprise and service provider applications with unparalleled bandwidth, subscriber, and service scale.