Signature Project

eBay selected Infradata for leading cloud networking solution

eBay Classifieds Group blends Cloud and SDN to accelerate new services.

eBay Classifieds Group is an innovative leader in online classifieds, with ten brands that span the Globe.

eBay Classifieds sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a job, an apartment, a sofa, a car, a concert ticket, financial services or new friends. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

People who want to connect and trade visit their sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust. Ten unique brands – 2dehands.be/2ememain.be, alaMaula, BilBasen, DBA, eBay Kleinanzeigen, Gumtree, Kijiji, Marktplaats.nl, mobile.de, and Vivanuncios – offer online classifieds in more than 1,000 cities around the world.

eBay Classifieds Group is a global collection of local brands that aim to create connected commerce, enabled by people, supported by technology and open for everyone. As part of eBay Inc., eBay Classifieds Group and its local labels share eBay’s overall purpose.

Maarten Moerman

eBay selected Infradata and Juniper Networks, as they provide leading cloud networking.

Infradata announced that eBay Classifieds Group has deployed Juniper Networks® Contrail Networking to build automated and highly scalable virtual overlay networks, enabling its customers to easily buy, sell, trade and connect. Juniper Networks QFX Series switches have been selected by the company as the foundational physical infrastructure element to power its cloud-based network and ensure reliability and faster response times.

eBay Classifieds Group moved its operations to the cloud to expedite its business processes drastically by reducing the time to build and bring its classified platforms online. Juniper and Infradata's SDN-based approach enabled eBay Classfieds to roll out new services in more than one country within a few hours.

eBay Classifieds Group had a need to support multiple internal clients and multiple requirements for testing and production networks unique to each market. The company selected Juniper and Infradata as they provide leading cloud networking powered by open technology. eBay Classifieds Group also simplified problem resolution and received superior support, resulting in issues being handled more expeditiously.

"eBay Classifieds Group helps people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. We are proud of the trust we earn from people when they visit, connect and trade on any of our global sites. We constantly create new innovative services that can deliver substantial value to our customers. Juniper, with its customer-first approach, provides us with the network but also enables us to provide an excellent customer service."  - Maarten Moerman, manager of network engineering at eBay Classifieds Group, Netherlands

eBay Classifieds Group had a need to support multiple internal clients and multiple requirements for testing and production networks unique to each market. The company selected Juniper and Infradata as they provide leading cloud networking powered by open technology. eBay Classifieds Group also simplified problem resolution and received superior support, resulting in issues being handled more expeditiously.

The overall infrastructure is underpinned by Junos® OS, Juniper's single operating system. Juniper Networks' partner for the eBay Classifieds Group deployment is Infradata, a leading network integrator dedicated to the design, implementation and support of next generation networks for service providers and mission critical networks.

"Infradata has been working with eBay Classifieds for a long time to provide it with various network technologies such as load balancing, switching, routing and security, so moving together to software defined architecture was the next natural step. The real winners in this project are end users with significant increase in platform performance." - Nino Tomovski, vice president international at Infradata Group

Project Highlights

  • Juniper Networks Contrail Networking is a simple, open and agile SDN solution that automates and orchestrates the creation of highly scalable virtual overlay networks and readily adapts to customer needs. Contrail has been selected as the leading commercial SDN Controller in OpenStack deployments for the third consecutive time by OpenStack Users Survey.
  • eBay Classifieds Groups' new service platform, powered by Contrail Networking, reduces time-to-market for new customized services and campaigns, by connecting virtual resources located across private cloud and legacy infrastructure.
  • Contrail Networking creates and orchestrates easy-to-manage virtual overlay networks that integrate seamlessly with eBay Classifieds Groups' physical hardware systems.
  • Using Contrail Networking, eBay Classifieds Group can extend virtual overlay networks across multiple data centers and clouds, enabling flexible workload mobility and workload placement.
  • eBay Classifieds Groups' cloud is built using QFX5100 switches, a highly flexible data center switching platform with open architectures that serves as a universal building block for multiple fabric architectures.
  • The overall infrastructure is underpinned by Junos® OS, Juniper's single operating system.

About Infradata

Infradata is an international provider of integrated solutions and managed services: we provide expert consultation on cloud networking, data center, security, and managed services.

We take pride in our technology independence and our role as a trusted advisor. Our deep experience gives us a clear and confident vision to help clients navigate the future.

Infradata uses an open approach to create high-performance network and security solutions that turn your digital infrastructure into a competitive advantage. We develop software defined secure networks that empower our customers and drive transformation.

Your dedicated Juniper Networks experts

Infradata is an award-winning Juniper Elite Partner with advanced security and enterprise routing specialties, and the distinction of multiple certified engineers on staff. Our engineers are recognized by Juniper as technical experts and advocates of Juniper solutions. That means you can count on Infradata for the technical know-how and hands-on experience to accurately assess your networking requirements, and design, implement, and manage a Juniper-based solution to suit your needs.

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Summary

Company:
eBay Classifieds Group

Industry:
Web Services

Business Challenge:

  • Supporting multiple internal clients and all of their requirements in more than 1,000 cities around the world;
  • Using cloud and virtualization services to get to market faster with new features, services, and campaigns.

Technology Solution:

Business Results:
Open and agile SDN solution has accelerated activation of eBay Classifieds Group’s business platforms.
Development environments such as IaaS can now be spun up or down at will, instead of taking months.
Single vendor approach simplifies problem resolution.

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