Case Study

Building the right cloud data center for an ever-changing web retailer.

With Juniper’s adaptable, intelligent, and seamlessly scalable network solutions, zulily’s investment is protected as it moves further into the cloud.

“With a seamlessly scalable infrastructure from Juniper, and the network programmability, zulily can stay agile as consumer trends change and in-demand brands change.”

Don Allen, Senior Director of Technical Operations, zulily


zulily offers great deals on more than 6,000 types of products for women, kids, men, and the home. Founded in 2010, this high growth company expects to bring in more than $1.1 billion in sales in 2014, making it one of the country’s largest web-only retailers.

Business Challenge(s)

zulily has 3.7 million active customers and works diligently to keep them coming back for more. When zulily moved into a new corporate headquarters in downtown Seattle, it saw the opportunity to rebuild its data center and campus IT infrastructure to be a firm foundation for its business in the cloud.

Technology Solution

zulily chose MetaFabric architecture, which is based on Juniper’s routing, switching, security, and automation solutions, for its data center expansion. The company uses EX4550, EX4300, and EX4200 Ethernet Switches and the SRX240 Services Gateway in its data center, and it uses the WLC880 Wireless LAN Controller and WLA532 Wireless LAN Access Point to blanket its corporate headquarters with Wi-Fi.

Business Results

zulily now has network solutions that deliver the speed and agility demanded of by an application-driven business. MetaFabric architecture delivers a high-performance, scalable data center network solution built on an open framework, giving zulily the maximum level of network programmability, agility, and automation.

“If you really want to be able to move fluidly between private, public, and your own hosting, then you need to standardize. Standards are the foundation for building in automation, and we are confident that we can continue on our journey to the cloud with Juniper,” said Don Allen, Senior Director of Technical Operations, zulily.

How we put it together

High-performance carrier-class Ethernet switches for converged enterprise branch offices, campuses, and data centers, and for service provider deployments.

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