NXTWORK 2015 Cus­tomer Sum­mit Saw New An­nounce­ments from Ju­niper Net­works

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Ju­niper Net­works re­cently un­veiled a dis­ag­gre­gated ver­sion of Ju­niper Net­works – Junos soft­ware, which gives their cus­tomers choice in data cen­ter de­ploy­ment op­tions. Through dis­ag­gre­ga­tion of Junos soft­ware, cus­tomers can de­ploy third-party net­work ser­vices or ap­pli­ca­tions di­rectly on Ju­niper plat­forms, as well as have the op­tion to pro­gram di­rectly to Ju­niper sys­tems us­ing the sup­ported Open Com­pute Pro­ject (OCP) de­fined soft­ware model.

The an­nounce­ment, which was made at NXTWORK 2015 Cus­tomer Sum­mit, was fol­lowed up with the in­tro­duc­tion of Ju­niper Net­works’ QFX5200 line of ac­cess switches. It is the first plat­form to run the dis­ag­gre­gated Junos soft­ware, as well as to sup­port the emerg­ing 25 and 50 Gi­ga­bit Eth­er­net (GbE) stan­dards.

Mean­while, Ju­niper also high­lighted the rapid im­ple­men­ta­tion of its Ju­niper Net­works Me­taFabric ar­chi­tec­ture and Con­trail soft­ware-de­fined net­work­ing (SDN). As the pur­pose of the net­work has changed, so does the de­mands placed on it. This puts in­creased pres­sure on IT to con­stantly de­liver faster re­sults, and at a re­duced cost, while scal­ing in, out, up or down in an in­stant.

Also in­tro­duced was Cloud CPE, a fully au­to­mated, end-to-end net­work func­tions vir­tu­al­iza­tion so­lu­tion that is built on an open frame­work. The so­lu­tion in­cludes Con­trail Ser­vice Or­ches­tra­tion, which is a com­pre­hen­sive man­age­ment and or­ches­tra­tion plat­form to de­liver and man­age vir­tu­al­ized net­work ser­vices; and NFX250, the first in a se­ries of net­work ser­vices plat­forms that can op­er­ate as se­cure, on-premises devices run­ning mul­ti­ple vir­tual net­work func­tions, from Ju­niper and third-par­ties, si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

“Our cus­tomers are con­sis­tently chal­lenged to ac­cel­er­ate the pace of net­work in­fra­struc­ture de­ploy­ments to match the speed of busi­ness re­quire­ments. As a re­sult, the pur­pose of the net­work has fun­da­men­tally changed; it’s all about choice to en­able peo­ple to con­nect with speed, agility and re­li­a­bil­ity. The dis­ag­gre­ga­tion of the Junos soft­ware and our new QFX5200 Se­ries, along with our tech­nol­ogy in­te­gra­tion in lead­ing con­verged stacks, il­lus­trate how Ju­niper’s data cen­ter so­lu­tions de­liver the au­to­ma­tion, pro­gramma­bil­ity and open­ness re­quired to solve our cus­tomers’ most press­ing net­work chal­lenges and erad­i­cate lock-in,” said Jonathan David­son, Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager, Ju­niper De­vel­op­ment and In­no­va­tion at Ju­niper Net­works.

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