Case Study

E-Panzer was hired to design and deploy a Juniper fabric with EVPN and micro segmentation with VMware NSX-T to provide high through bandwidth in the data core, and provide dynamic segment between persona and resources.

Tos & Bri Associated Universities

Secure Data Center Modernization

Tos and BriAssociated Universities (TBAU) is a consortium of American universities headquartered in Tuscaloosa Alabama. (TBAU) provides innovative scientific and technical solutions for the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies to advance national priorities in science, health and education. They are well known for breakthrough research and their current data center houses a massive amount of data, which they share and collaborate with companies and countries across the globe.

THE CHALLENGE
In order to accommodate their big data needs and micro segmentation requirements. they needed to modernize their legacy data to Secure Data center modernization. ORAU is implementing VMware NSX-T and NetApp Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). TBAU currently has a legacy server switching infrastructure consisting of Juniper EX4500 and EX4200 switches. The current server switching infrastructure is experiencing issues with overutilization which is resulting in poor performance during backup and heavy IO operations. The addition of the HCI infrastructure required a server core tuned optimally for the high storage.
The awardee needed to have expertise in configuration of the Juniper core and expertise with VMware NSX-T to allow for optimal tuning of both systems. Connections will need to be made to integrate the system with the existing network architecture. Due to the complexity and integration with NSX-T, ORAU needed a vendor that had capabilities and experience with HCI, Juniper Networks, and VMWare NSX-T.
E-PANZER SOLUTION
E-Panzer was hired to design and deploy a Juniper fabric with EVPN and micro segmentation with VMware NSX-T to provide high through bandwidth in the data core, and provide dynamic segment between persona and resources. Additionally, E-Panzer deployed Automated Architecture with VMWare vRealize solution. E-Panzer delivered secure a next generation data center with Juniper EVPN solution with up to Panzer 40Gb through across the core of the datacenter. As part of the project E-Panzer also delivered micro segmentation with VMware NSX-T solution