Why First Bank chose Juniper Apstra for their data center refresh

Presented by

Andrew Miller - First Bank, Mike Pazarena - First Bank, Robert Kwiatkowski - Juniper, David Pritchard - SHI

About this talk

Join this short 15 minute conversation with First Bank, about why they chose Juniper QFX and Juniper Apstra for their data center refresh. Answering questions like: Why did they decide they needed to modernize and automate the data center network? Cisco switches were coming up on end of life. Decided to standardize on Juniper Other Glueware, solarwinds, pingplotter, Silverpeak Challenges they were facing and why they were looking for a new approach. Has CLI played a big role in their Day 2 Ops? And are they looking to do more with automation? What vendors and partners did they consider? You have Cisco in your environment. Why didn't you stay with Cisco? Why did you choose Juniper and Juniper Apstra? one-pane of glass, easy interface, validation, configuration by intent How long did it take you to get a fully operational data center? 1 day How hard are add move and changes with Juniper Apstra. Connectivity Templates Most interesting aspects of Apstra: Wiring and cabling, BGP, port being down, alerts What they wish Apstra could do that it isn't doing today?

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