Nike puts retail infrastructure in the cloud
Wednesday August 20 2014
The athletic apparel giant is turning to cloud technology and virtualisation to support future business goals
Footwear, apparel and equipment powerhouse Nike is to deploy a new scalable cloud-based data centre and retail network infrastructure.
The brand is working with Juniper Networks to deploy several components of the vendor’s MetaFabric architecture to improve application performance across the company and achieve advanced network orchestration through automation and analytics.
The open standards-based MetaFabric, which blends routing, switching, security, management and orchestration technology, will serve as the basis for virtualising multiple Nike data centres around the world.
"Nike is focused on elevating and accelerating innovation in our products, services and our digital ecosystem,” explained Anthony Watson, chief information officer at Nike. “This requires progressive and agile technology solutions that keep pace with our growth."