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Oil India selects Juniper Networks to upgrade data centre

Having a Juniper network fabric in our data centres and offices gives Oil India improved business resiliency, greater flexibility and choices to deliver better digital experiences for our employees and customers

Oil India Ltd, the country’s second-largest state-owned oil and gas company, for upgrades to its data centre and campus networks has selected Juniper Networks, the latter announced. The move has been taken to support the former’s sustainability goals and digital transformation journey that will contribute to India’s vision of energy independence. To increase its business agility and create more seamless experiences for its customers, Oil India will be able to automate key business and operational processes with a flexible, high-performance Juniper IP fabric.

Oil India recognized the need to refresh its network infrastructure to support its vision of IT transformation and digital readiness so that applications and services can be deployed and moved more seamlessly from one data centre to another. Building on a history of successful collaboration, Oil India chose Juniper to build scalable and resilient data centre and campus networks that will be key enablers of its digital transformation journey.

Juniper’s QFX5120 Series Switches were deployed in the data centres at Oil India’s headquarters in Duliajan, Assam, while the combination of QFX5120 and QFX5110 Switches serve as a resilient campus core. Oil India also selected the EX4300 Series Switches for its campus distribution layer and adopted Spine-Leaf architecture with EVPN-VXLAN for the campus core. With the EVPN-VXLAN fabric from Juniper, the Oil India team can efficiently build and connect their primary data centre, near disaster recovery data centre and campus core networks, in an agile, seamless and secure manner. The network also supports the use of business process automation tools, which have helped the team reduce workloads and achieve faster turnaround times, resulting in better service experiences for their customers.

In the oil and gas sector, the security of the critical infrastructure is vital. To protect Oil India’s data centres, Juniper’s SRX4200 Service Gateways, Security Director, and Junos Space Network Director were selected to configure and manage application security, intelligence and policies across its networks. These new data centres also support Oil India’s use of autonomous drones and video analytics to detect leaks faster and protect against illegal activities. This enables Oil India to address health, safety and environmental issues across 2,000kms of pipeline in a swift and effective manner.

As India moves forward with its post-pandemic recovery plans and its goal of energy independence, Oil India now has a highly resilient and scalable network that will support its digital transformation journey to help make energy more sustainable, available and affordable.

“Oil India is excited to select Juniper Networks to join us on our digital transformation journey that will go a long way in supporting India’s vision of energy independence, as well as our business and sustainability goals. Juniper’s experience-first solutions have helped us build a network that supports our efforts to streamline newer operational requirements through automation and hybrid data centres. Having a Juniper network fabric in our data centres and offices gives Oil India improved business resiliency, greater flexibility and choices to deliver better digital experiences for our employees and customers,” said Chandan Kumar Barman, Deputy General Manager of IT, Oil India.

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