Managed service provider Mission decided to offer hybrid cloud and cloud back-up services. To ensure continual uptime, the company overhauled its data center.

“Our mission is to ensure that our customers’ market-facing solutions are up all the time. With Juniper, we’ve built a data center with carrier-class equipment that can be a safety valve and a badge of honor when the cloud goes down, because they’re not affected from a customer viewpoint.” - Keith Archer, COO, Mission

Overview

A managed web service provider since 2001, Mission saw new opportunities to serve customers with hybrid cloud services and on-premises cloud backup. To maintain its white-glove reputation, the company aimed for 24/7 uptime for customers, which required a data center with carrier-grade reliability.

Business Challenge

To deploy new hybrid cloud and backup services, Mission sought a way to ensure cloud-scale performance and reliability and eliminate past issues with network performance. Serving mission-critical customer applications required that it reconstruct its data center with a redundant core network and high availability at the edge.

Technology Solution

Mission deployed a data center network fabric based on the Juniper Unite Cloud architecture. With a Virtual Chassis Fabric, Mission has a highly redundant core network that supports a mix of 1-Gbps, 10-Gbps, and 40-Gbps Ethernet connections. An MX104 3D Universal Edge Router delivers 80 Gbps of capacity and a redundant control plane for high availability.

Business Results

Mission reports increased throughput and resilience, and the ability to connect directly with cloud providers. Customers receive true 10-Gbps performance, according to the company, and increased capacity allows Mission to meet growing demand for private, direct connections to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and other cloud services.

“Juniper has simplified network operations significantly.” - Keith Archer, COO, Mission

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