Juniper Networks is providing a range of hardware and software solutions to power T-Systems' managed SD-WAN platform for its enterprise customers. T-Systems turned to Juniper Networks to create a managed SD-WAN infrastructure as part of an end-to-end overlay for its enterprise customers.
T-Systems' SD-WAN service offering enables the delivery of multi-cloud hosted applications, as well as delivering standardized services such as managed SD-WAN overlay services. T-Systems' Smart SD-WAN offering is a secure networking infrastructure solution and the cornerstone of its digital transformation strategy.
T-Systems has lined up a major European transportation company for the deployment of its Smart SD-WAN service. The solution provides advanced policy-based routing along with application quality-of-service (QoS), the latter of which constantly monitors class-of-service parameters and application traffic flows for service level compliance, and to ensure that the application data is sent over the best available link.
Juniper Networks has deployed similar capabilities with AT&T and Vodafone. T-Systems parent Deutsche Telekom has previously deployed SD-WAN solutions from VMware/VeloCloud and Palo Alto Networks.
"The first phase of this is service provider-focused," said Juniper's Sally Bament, vice president of service provider marketing, in an email to FierceTelecom. "Juniper has been successful selling network infrastructure solutions and this is about extending that into a managed service offering where they’re now selling through service providers and delivering on the enterprise customer premise."
T-Systems is using Juniper's Contrail Orchestration Service software to automate branch connectivity while also providing visibility across multi-cloud networks. For customer premise devices, T-Systems is deploying Juniper's SRX Series security gateways along with virtualized SRX firewalls that enables T-Systems to add cloud sites to its end-to-end SD-WAN service.
For customer premises equipment (CPE,) T-Systems is using Juniper's NFX series devices. All of the Juniper hardware runs on its Junos operating system.
For security, T-Systems is using Juniper's Connected Security package which includes firewall user authentication, application security, unified threat management as well as intrusion detection and prevention systems.
"In our view, customized connectivity is a foundational success factor for the digitalization and business success of our customers," said Adel Al-Saleh, who is a member of the Deutsche Telekom AG board of management and the CEO T-Systems, in a statement. "Working with Juniper, we are able to provide our enterprise customers an end-to-end, demand-oriented infrastructure that supports their digitalization challenges and reduces complexity within the network. Juniper’s innovative solutions allow us to offer a technically and financially competitive solution with a highly flexible and dynamic service offering."
Frankfurt, Germany-based T-Systems was founded in 2000 as a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. In September, Deutsche Telecom took back responsibility for corporate telecom clients as part of a restructuring plan for T-Systems, which turned its focus towards being an integrated end-to-end IT company.