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Juniper Networks Finalizes Acquisition of BTI Systems

April 05, 2016

Juniper Networks recently announced it has completed is acquisition of BTI Systems, which should provide Juniper a cleaner path toward development of efficient optical transport networks for all its clients.

BTI Systems has expertise in the provision of network infrastructure for service providers. Jonathan Davidson, the executive vice president and general manager of Juniper Development and Innovation, said the inclusion of BTI’s expertise into the networking hardware and software that Juniper already develops means that Juniper can look forward to a “more compelling economic model” for data center interconnection and metropolitan area networks, broader network automation, rapid service creation, and better choices for its enterprise clients regarding network deployment.

In general, Davidson remarked:

“The acquisition marks an exciting time for our companies, our customers and our partners. By combining two industry innovators, Juniper believes it can now offer a comprehensive, robust solution under a unified management architecture to address the fast growing data center interconnect and metro packet optical transport markets.”

Those four points begin with the use of optical networking, the fiber optic backbone of the present day and future-facing networks. Fiber can handle much more bandwidth than network types of the past, and it is growing in capability every day.

One way of gaining traction quickly is by acquiring the best in the industry. Davidson’s comments indicate that he believes Juniper has made the right move by solidifying this deal with BTI. In the end, customers could find increased automation in their data centers by using software-defined networking. This can lead business customers to quick service creation and public release by allowing the software-based network to adapt to any changes in end users demand, therefore taking away the need for service providers to manually configure their networks with every new product.

Juniper’s joining with BTI should also allow it business customers to choose when and how they take advantage of high-speed optical networking and software-defined capabilities. They can upgrade their systems just as quickly as they set them up in the first place. For everyone involved, this linkage could represent a win for efficient computing and the increasing need for businesses to keep up with consumer demand for fast services.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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