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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Juniper Networks Announces QFabric Interoperability With EMC VMAX and VNX Storage Systems

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that its QFabric™ family of products has completed rigorous testing through EMC™ E-Lab and is qualified to interoperate with EMC VMAX™ and VNX™ storage arrays. In addition, Juniper Networks™ QFabric system has been added to EMC's Support Matrix. EMC E-Lab conducts the industry's most rigorous interoperability testing and is the industry gold standard for server networking and storage interoperability.

News Highlights

•EMC E-Lab has completed rigorous interoperability testing on the QFabric solution in an end-to-end, multivendor environment, which included testing and qualification of solutions with hypervisors, operating systems, Converged Network Adapters (CNA), Fibre Channel, Ethernet Switches, and EMC VMAX and EMC VNX storage systems.

•The qualification adds Juniper Networks QFX3500 10GbE top-of-rack switch, QFX3000-M QFabric System and QFX3000-G QFabric System to EMC's Support Matrix.

•The QFabric/EMC interoperability means customers can easily plan, deploy and scale to support growing data storage environments, and quickly respond to changes in their data center networks using the Juniper Networks QFabric system or QFX3500 Switch in EMC VMAX and VNX storage environments.

Supporting Quotes

"Many enterprises manage data centers where compute, storage and networking solutions are multivendor environments, often with additional complexity, and increased provisioning and operational costs. With Juniper's QFabric networking solution having met EMC's qualifications and interoperability requirements, enterprise IT customers will have that extra assurance that QFabric can be successfully deployed as part of inter-operable datacenter infrastructure, creating new opportunities for Juniper."

- Rohit Mehra, vice president, network infrastructure, IDC

"By qualifying Juniper's QFabric family of products through the rigorous EMC E-Lab testing process, customers can confidently deploy QFabric within EMC VMAX and EMC VNX storage environments as they transform their IT infrastructures."

- Carolyn Muise, senior director, EMC E-Lab Worldwide Operations, EMC

"When it comes to storage convergence, vendor compatibility is always a factor for consideration by our customers. Knowing that EMC has extensively tested QFabric technology in a multivendor environment gives us confidence that our clients' Juniper network infrastructure will continue to support their converged data center networking requirements, while at the same time open new revenue streams for us."

- Peter Jansson, senior systems engineer, IGXGlobal

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