Juniper Networks unlocks ultra-reliable networking for Divi’s Labs’ manufacturing operations and quality control processes.

Juniper Networks unlocks ultra-reliable networking for Divi’s Labs’ manufacturing operations and quality control processes.

CXOToday has engaged in an exclusive interview with Mr. Ravinder Singh, Director & Head of Enterprise, Government and Defense Business, India & SAARC at Juniper Networks.

1. How does Juniper Networks harness the confluence of domain and design expertise, switches and digital accelerators to securely and efficiently create an ultra-reliable networking solution?

Juniper Networks utilizes its domain and design expertise to provide highly secure, highly available and ultra-reliable network automated networking solutions. By understanding the specific needs and challenges of each client, Juniper is able to deliver a tailored solution that meets their requirements while also providing top-notch security and efficiency.

Weaving this notion into our engagement with Divi’s Laboratories, we not only meet their stringent quality controls but deliver time and cost savings for each of their manufacturing batches.

2. Could you elaborate on how Juniper’s EX series switches and Virtual Chassis technology simplify network visibility, configurability, and manageability for Divi’s Laboratories’ IT teams?

Supporting operations across a gross total of 14,500sqm of manufacturing space spread across over 64 buildings in two sites near Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam, Juniper’s innovative solutions and technology have helped Divi’s Laboratories realize significantly enhanced operational efficiencies, ensuring the world’s largest active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) manufacturing facilities are running optimally.

Specifically, Juniper’s EX series switches provide Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and PoE+ switching to drive wireless infrastructure, all while providing organizational-wide network visibility, easy onboarding, and manageability. They also ensure high-capacity uplinks and multigigabit downlinks to meet the growing data exchange needs of Divi’s Labs, while reducing power consumption to meet their sustainability commitments.

Virtual Chassis technology on the other hand, has enabled Divi’s IT teams to easily configure, manage, and upgrade multiple EX switches as if they were a single device, simplifying network visibility, configurability, and manageability. Overall, Juniper’s network upgrades have provided Divi’s Labs with a highly secure, highly available and ultra-reliable network that is crucial for their business to continue producing world-class APIs. Even with a limited staff, Divi’s can manage Juniper’s network because of built-in automation capabilities and a reliable platform.  

3. What was the impact of Divi’s sustainability commitments on their network upgrade project with Juniper Networks? How do you see these playing out in a larger India story?

Divi’s sustainability commitments was a key assessment criterion as they evaluated solutions for their network upgrade, as they required solutions that could help reduce power consumption. Juniper was selected as we were able to accomplish these dual objectives and more, providing high-capacity and ultra-reliable automated solutions to meet the growing data exchange needs of Divi’s Laboratories, while also reducing power consumption to meet their sustainability commitments. Such initiatives play an important role in the larger India story as they contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendlier environment.  

4. How can sustainable networks equipped with high-capacity uplinks and multi-gigabit downlinks create a stable market while addressing growing data exchange needs?

As Divi’s Laboratories, and alongside it the wider Indian pharmaceutical industry continues to grow, sustainable networks equipped with high-capacity uplinks and multi-gigabit downlinks are crucial towards addressing the growing data exchange needs of the industry.

Upgraded networks provide the capacity, stability, and security within refreshed infrastructure to support the wider growing digital economy, enabling companies to continue producing the innovative products utilized across the world while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint.

As these companies grow, so does India’s economy – and Juniper Networks will continue enabling this growth, all while promoting continued environmental sustainability as we power the connections that brings the world closer together.  

5. Is there scope to expand the partnership further? If so, what are the key takeaways that can be leveraged to better serve the Indian pharma sector?

Juniper Networks’ partnership with Divi’s Laboratories provides the pharmaceutical industry with highly reliable, highly efficient, and sustainable IT infrastructure. As a result, Divi’s Laboratories can focus on supporting its production, research, development, and quality control operations – all crucial towards delivering world-class APIs for critical pharma products utilized globally.

The success of the current project demonstrates Juniper’s ability to provide a reliable, flexible, and secure network for Divi’s Laboratories’ manufacturing operations. With Juniper’s network upgrades, Divi’s Laboratories can ensure uptime is maintained round-the-clock, and the most stringent quality controls are met in the production of life-saving drugs. Juniper’s contribution is critical to the pharmaceutical industry’s place in our global ecosystem, as it supports Divi’s Labs’ ability to deliver innovative services to its employees and customers.

Key takeaways include the importance of understanding the specific needs and challenges of each client, the use of virtual chassis technology for efficient network management, and the ability to provide sustainable network solutions. These takeaways can be leveraged to better serve the Indian pharma sector and other industries as well.