UrbanClap invests in Juniper Networks Ethernet switch

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UrbanClap, e-commerce marketplace in India, has deployed Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches with Virtual Chassis technology to support its business growth.

UrbanClap, which is making investment in IT infrastructure to improve customer experience, has an existing customer base of over one million and an average of 150,000 requests monthly.

UrbanClap has made investment in the new network infrastructure — new 500-seat head office in Gurgaon, India — based on Juniper’s EX4300 Ethernet Switches serving as a gigabit core layer and access layer solutions comprising EX3300 Ethernet Switches.

Virtual Chassis technology allows up to 10 switches to be managed as a single logical device, and provides a cost-effective way to scale the network using a pay-as-you-grow approach. Performance needs are met with a 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) backbone at the core and 10 GbE at the access level delivering 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) connectivity to each user.

“One of the outstanding benefits of the Juniper solution is its ability to cater to network expansion without high upfront costs. The Juniper Networks EX Series with Virtual Chassis technology allows us to adopt a pay-as-you-grow approach to infrastructure build-out, which is important for a start-up that is experiencing very rapid business growth,” said Raghav Chandra, co-founder at UrbanClap.

Juniper Networks EX4300 Ethernet Switches linked with Juniper’s Virtual Chassis technology allow UrbanClap to create a cost-effective 40 GbE core backbone, while catering for network scale in a pay-as-you-grow model.

The core switches offer the customer a single logical device, making management of network interconnects unified and simplified, thus benefiting from reduced operational costs.

Juniper Networks says 10 GbE access connectivity delivers wireline performance to boost the user experience.

Integrated unified access control on the EX Series delivers enhanced security risk management with network protection, guest access and identity-based quality of service.

The solution supports converged data, voice and video over a single infrastructure with prioritization of voice, video and multiple layers of traffic. This enables UrbanClap to gain from rich communications and media capabilities to enhance its customer engagement and outreach.

“UrbanClap needs to ensure that the online user experience is not compromised as its customers continue to grow at a phenomenal rate. Juniper is committed to supporting UrbanClap in its growth trajectory with a highly agile and scalable network solution that delivers converged data, voice and video with traffic prioritization and wireline performance for a seamless user experience,” said Amajit Gupta, managing director, India and SAARC at Juniper Networks.