Providing seamless and reliable collaboration

Our customer interconnects research and education communities worldwide with its pan-European high-capacity data network. They mainly provide high-bandwidth links enabling collaboration across Europe and besides they are also focusing on testing the newest network technologies.


Highly bursty traffic is critical for research

A key challenge within the Research and Education environment is the explosive growth of data and the ‘bursty’ nature of its delivery onto the network. The customer needed a solution that could not only deal with such dynamic requirements but also provide the flexibility and scale to deal with it while continuing to service the expanding requirements from its customer base. All of this had to be achieved within a short timeframe and on budget.

Furthermore, it was the customer’s ambition to remain at the forefront of new technology advances, having the ability to move towards a genuinely Open Systems environment at some point in the future.


Juniper‘s MX Series fits best

Firstly, we sought to understand the type of data generated in the customer‘s network and analyzed the traffic patterns to know where the key challenges are. From there we researched the market to realize what Routing and Switching technologies are the best for our customer‘s infrastructure.

After consultation, it transpired that Juniper’s MX platform not only meets the immediate scaling challenge but it also scales against future network growth. Also, this platform could be included within a more comprehensive, Open Systems approach, enabling flexibility to assist with automating services to the pan-European customer community.



The immediate impact was that the customer was able to scale up and address the critical areas of the network where data growth was most prolific. Also, by deploying an SDN-ready platform position itself for the next wave of network growth and unpredictable data bursts.

We continue to supply and support the customer’s pan-European Juniper network and advice it on SDN strategies to meet its goal of reducing costs and automating service rollout.



Download Article:  Xantaro – Managing explosive data growth across the network



Project overview


  • R&E Service Provider



  • Pan-European data network
  • Research and education communities
  • Highly bursty traffic



  • Flexibility and automated services
  • Explosive data growth requires scaling



  • Juniper Networks MX Series