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Ocado brings hosting in-house

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Ocado has taken the decision to bring its hosting in-house. The move is expected to result in significant cost savings by delivering a simplified infrastructure and decreased operational overheads.

The online grocer is building its new hosting environment using Juniper Networks’ EX Series Ethernet Switches, M Series Multiservice Edge Routers and ISG Series Integrated Security Gateways with IPS.

“Our customers expect fast, reliable and secure service from our website when placing online orders, so the network infrastructure is critical to our business model,” says Andy Howard, network manager at Ocado. “We were looking for an innovative, robust hosting environment, and Juniper’s high-performance network infrastructure with open and scalable solutions has helped us achieve that objective. The decision to bring the internet hosting function in-house was made easier by Juniper Networks Junos Software, a single network operating system integrating routing, switching and security services, which streamlines our operational overhead significantly.”

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