The financial infrastructure firm Pico has made a few decisions as to its next generation network needs, selecting offerings from Zayo and Juniper.
Zayo will be providing a low latency global backbone. Two diverse rings will connect Pico's markets in the US, Europe, and Asia, leveraging Zayo's deep fiber in the first two and its international relationships for the third. The primary ring offers the best available latency with the second coming close with 100% physical diversity. There is also connectivity from European financial hubs down to South Africa. Zayo's international presence beyond its owned fiber footprint has been growing lately.
On the hardware side of the picture, Pico is deploying gear from Juniper Networks. They are leveraging Juniper's QFX switches as part of an implementation of a high performance, low-latency global WAN. That platform will help enable them to take advantage of multi-cloud opportunities down the road. Juniper unveiled its newest QFX switches for data center edge, spine, and DCI applications just last month.