Case Study

Iceland’s largest VMware provider delivers open, software-defined IT infrastructure.

IT as a Service (ITaaS) is at the heart of Nýherji's customer offerings, which include high-performance security, network infrastructure, terminal devices, hardware, software, storage, and backup.

“Our goal is for Nýherji to become the first name that people think of in Iceland when they think of IT infrastructure. That means being able to offer the best solutions to our customers.”

Guðmundur Arnar Sigmundsson, Manager of Network Solutions, Nýherji


Nýherji is one of Iceland's largest providers of IT solutions, offering hardware, software, consultancy, and technical services. It delivers power-efficient IT infrastructure to its customers, either onsite or in its own data center, interconnected by its own network core.

Business Challenge

Nýherji wanted to upgrade its network to keep ahead of business growth and evolving customer requirements. By realizing that SDN could help transform its operational environment, Nýherji set a goal to build Iceland’s first SDN core network.

Business Solution

After an extensive RFQ process, Nýherji selected the highly resilient MX104 3D Universal Edge Router for its Internet edge, the QFX5100 line of switches for MPLS switching in the core, and MX240 3D Universal Edge Routers in the WAN core in a Virtual Chassis configuration. Nýherji deployed all platforms in alignment with Juniper’s MetaFabric™ architecture.

Business Results

With its new network, Nýherji has already simplified operations and reduced its operational workload. Now that the network supplies capacity ranging from tens of gigabits up to terabits, Nýherji’s customers benefit from much higher performance—without sacrificing reliability.

“We spoke with all the major networking vendors and Juniper was the one that ticked all the boxes. Juniper has a long track record of implementing open network solutions. Additionally, we saw great benefits from Juniper's proven integration with VMware’s NSX.”

Guðmundur Arnar Sigmundsson, Manager of Network Solutions, Nýherji

How we put it together

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

High-performance, low-latency data center and cloud switches that can be deployed in a variety of network fabrics or architectures to provide maximum flexibility.