Juniper serves up online infrastructure for Ocado

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Ocado has implemented a new networking infrastructure to supports its online operations, with the aim of reducing costs and improving customer service levels.

The retailer is making use of technology from Juniper Networks, including its EX Series Ethernet switches, routers and security gateways to help boost its online presence, which currently serves some 13.5 million homes in the UK.

By simplifying its operations, Ocado hopes to reduce its operational overheads, boost performance and build a platform that will evolve and scale as its business does.

"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," said Andy Howard, Ocado's network manager, in a statement.

"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."

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