Juniper Initiative Looks to Simplify Data Center Networking

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Juniper Networks new hardware, software and services are part of the company's Project Stratus strategy to simplify the data center from three layers to two and then to one using virtualization technology.

Juniper Networks officials plan to continue flattening the data center networking infrastructure as they move toward a single-tiered offering starting sometime in 2011.

During a news conference and Webcast May 17, Juniper executives outlined the company's 3-2-1 strategy, saying they are anticipating the collapse of the networking infrastructure to a single layer in 2011 through the company's Project Stratus effort, introducing such features as greater automation and virtualization capabilities.

However, for now, Juniper is unveiling a host of new products and services designed to help businesses reduce the number of networking layers in their data centers from three to two. 

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