“Nike is focused on elevating and accelerating innovation in our products, services and our digital ecosystem"

“Nike is focused on elevating and accelerating innovation in our products, services and our digital ecosystem"

Nike is to collaborate with network innovation firm Juniper to co-create a "highly scalable" next-generation data centre cloud and retail network infrastructure that will help it elevate and accelerate innovation in its products.

The sportswear giant said it intends to deploy key components of Juniper Networks MetaFabric architecture to support current and future business goals. The move is part of ongoing work by the firm to meet the changing needs of its business and customers globally.

"Nike is focused on elevating and accelerating innovation in our products, services and our digital ecosystem," said Anthony Watson, chief information officer at Nike. "This requires progressive and agile technology solutions that keep pace with our growth, which is what Juniper's solutions offer."

Juniper Networks will work with Nike to provide: A carrier-class, ultra-scalable, secure network architecture, providing a foundation upon which to virtualise multiple Nike data centres globally.

Through the open standards-based architecture of MetaFabric, comprised of proven routing, switching, security, management and orchestration solutions, Nike can expect to realise improved application performance across the company as well as advanced network orchestration via automation and data analytics, Juniper says.