Juniper Networks, the world leader in data center networking equipment, announced today that it has acquired BTI Systems, a company hardware and software defined networks (SDN) tools. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
BTI specializes in cloud and metro networks – specifically to move the content to and from multiple data centers in a close geographic area such as a city.
“We expect the acquisition will allow Juniper to accelerate the delivery of open solutions and automated optical packet transport that integrate with our NorthStar controller and include network management functions that enable new services for end-to-end” executive vice president and general manager of Juniper Jonathan Davidson wrote in a blog.
The deal could help Juniper and Cisco compete more with Arista, especially when it comes to service providers market. In 2012, Juniper acquired SDN $ 176 million to start Estela.
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, BTI has raised $ 60 million in financing, according to the Boston Business Journal. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures, ?? BDC ?? Covington Capital ?? GrowthWorks, Export Development Canada (EDC), Fujitsu Network Communications and Kodiak Venture Partners.
Web site says the company BTI had 380 customers, including Equinix, Interxion, Rackspace and VKontakte….