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IBM to Aid Juniper to Enhance IT and Cloud Infrastructure

January 17, 2019 / Zacks Equity Research

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM - Free Report) recently entered into a seven-year agreement with Juniper Networks (JNPR - Free Report)for $325 million. Per the terms of the deal, IBM Services platform integrated with automation and cognitive capabilities of Watson will be utilized by Juniper. This in turn will aid Juniper in managing its IT infrastructure effectively by making it more agile and efficient. Further, IBM Services will launch a "Factory Development" concept, in a bid to accelerate Juniper’s application management processes. Notably, growing demand for data center virtualization, cloud computing and mobile traffic packet/optical convergence calls for robust IT infrastructure management services. This is where IBM Services come in handy.