Juniper Networks Unveils Cloud-Grade Networking to Accelerate Agility and Innovation in Cloud Era

Introduction of Junos node slicing application and universal chassis underpin foundation to advance cloud transformation for enterprises and service providers

Juniper Networks announced new innovations that will give service providers and enterprises a radically simplified way to build cloud networks capable of deploying services faster.

Juniper’s new Cloud-Grade Networking introduces a new set of principles for the way applications and services are architected, delivered and secured. This approach merges telemetry, automation and machine learning capabilities to ease the IT challenges of cloud transformation.

The ongoing digitization across industries and the rise of personalized cloud services has created both massive opportunities and challenges. Network traffic continues to grow exponentially while complexities increase in the storage, networking and compute layers. In parallel, companies face an uphill battle keeping up in a cost-effective and simplified way with end-user demand for new applications and services. If left unaddressed, these realities will prove unsustainable from a capability and cost standpoint.

Juniper’s Cloud-Grade Networking comprises four principles: a platform-first approach, disaggregation, a Self-Driving Network, and pervasive software-defined security. These tenets bring cloud agility and scale to network operators everywhere, accelerating innovation and streamlining operations. Through new orchestration and automation capabilities, this approach marries carrier-grade reach and reliability with enterprise-grade control and usability to deliver traditional and personalized services, while reducing costs and complexity in a secure manner.

The new Junos Node Slicing service model, part of Juniper’s platform-first approach to networking, enables operators to run multiple services or instances on the same router, each of which has a separate administrative domain. This vastly reduces the operational complexity of managing end users’ diverse application needs by as much as 60 percent.

Additionally, Juniper’s new Universal Chassis furthers the company’s leadership in disaggregating the network so operators can standardize all routing and switching deployments across data center and the wide area network in a unified platform. This commitment to openness can reduce platform qualification by up to 50 percent through eliminating multiple platform certification cycles across the network.

Finally, two new Professional Services offerings and enhancements to the NorthStar Controller further Juniper’s vision of the Self-Driving Network, which combines the telemetry, workflow automation, DevOps, and machine learning to create an infrastructure that is responsive, adaptive, and ultimately predictive.


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