IBM and Juniper Networks enter into a partnership. The value of the partnership is $325 million. The intention is that IBM will assist the provider of network technology in managing the existing infrastructure, applications and IT services.

The agreement between IBM and Juniper Networks covers the next seven years and aims to cut costs and simplify the transition to the cloud. Part of this is the use of the IBM Services Platform with Watson for the management of Juniper’s support systems. These include the data centres, but also the company’s helpdesks and data and voice networks.

Transition to the cloud

By working with IBM Services, Juniper Networks wants to offer innovative solutions for the cloud-first business model. A key element of our digital transformation is managing the complexities of our global operations and making the most of the investments we have made, said Chief Information Officer Bob Worrall.

The agreement between the two companies also allows Juniper to use IBM’s cognitive technologies to create a flexible IT environment. To this end, IBM is introducing the Factory Development that helps with application management, using automation as well as cognitive tools. This way, Juniper can better switch to the cloud.

Our work with thousands of companies around the world has led us to believe that a one-cloud-fits-all approach doesn’t work and companies are choosing multiple cloud environments to best suit their services, said Martin Jetter, Senior Vice President, IBM Global Technology Services. Together with Juniper, IBM will integrate cloud solutions into their existing IT investments. This gives them the opportunity to extract extra value from their existing infrastructure, and help them manage the strategic services that are critical to their business.

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