Case Study

Delivering uptime all the time all across Russia.

The introduction of new and innovative multimedia applications drives the continued success of Mail.Ru by keeping its advertisers and its audience coming back for more.

“Mail.Ru’s business is very dynamic and the company is growing fast. The new network from Juniper allows us to meet the needs of our business as it grows.”

Pavel Zavyalov, Deputy CTO, Mail.Ru


Mail.Ru is one of the largest Internet companies in the Russian-speaking market, and its portal had reached a monthly audience of 31.9 million users by September 2012, while its social network reached 21.8 million users per month.

Business Challenge

To continuously evolve its data center design with the latest technologies that can support a double digit growth trajectory, Mail.Ru needed a new network infrastructure that was highly available, reliable, easy to operate, and cost-effective.

“An online company cannot hit the ‘Stop’ or ‘Pause’ button. There is financial and reputational damage even if you are down for one hour. Users will move to other companies,” said Mail.Ru Deputy CTO Pavel Zavyalov.

Business Solution

After a thorough evaluation of products from three leading vendors, Mail.Ru deployed a new Juniper-based network.

“The selection of Juniper was based on price and performance,” said Vladimir Treukhov, Head of Network Operations Center at Mail.Ru.

Business Results

The Juniper network is handling traffic peaks with 100% uptime to date. The access layer has been simplified using EX Series Switches Virtual Chassis technology, and consolidation is reducing the data center footprint.

“The EX Series switches with Virtual Chassis technology give Mail.Ru flexibility in expanding its data center capacity. (And with this technology upgrade), we have reduced downtime and traffic loss,” said Vladimir Treukhov.

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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