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A Window into a World of Surprises

by Juniper Employee ‎12-12-2016 03:20 PM - edited ‎12-13-2016 02:28 PM



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Festive trees, colorful lighting, and ornate ornaments are appearing everywhere. Decorations such as wreaths, stockings, gingerbread houses, and advent calendars are a common sight.  


Advent calendars are used the world over to count down the days to Christmas.  First used by German Lutherans to track the “advent” toward the most important holiday of the year, advent calendars have become a ubiquitous Christmas decoration in many households around the world.


Advent calendars normally take the form of a large rectangular card with number of windows. Each window represents a day in December leading up to Christmas.  Each day one of these windows is opened to reveal a hidden treasure, be it a poem, story, image, toy, or, most common, a chocolate treat.


In a way, Juniper’s Junos OS is like an advent calendar.


The emergence of open-source toolkits, virtualization technologies, and DevOps practices has ushered in a new era of innovation. Service providers and enterprises alike now require a network operating system that is open, highly programmable, and feature a flexible architecture that responds to ever-shifting marketing conditions.


Junos OS was a major disruption to the networking industry when it was introduced 20 years ago, and it continues to be the industry’s leading OS today. Juniper has made it easier than ever to leverage the power of control, automation, and orchestration through direct access to the Junos OS control plane on Juniper routers and switches, whether via the Juniper Extension Toolkit (JET) or seamlessly through a wide range of open-source automation toolkits such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Snabb, and Salt. Junos also supports PyEZ, a micro framework for Python developed by Juniper, that enables developers to remotely customize and automate devices running Junos.


Just like an advent calendar, Junos provides a different window behind which is a new and wonderful surprise that gives you the power to truly automate your network environment.


I would like to invite you to explore different use cases that Junos automation has to offer. Listen our webinar Carrier Grade Lightweight 4over6 and download our white paper to learn more about the Juniper automation solution. Going forward, we will be featuring unique monthly automation use cases, so be sure to stay tuned!  


There are endless possibilities with Juniper’s automation.  Visit the Automation Use Cases @ Juniper Networks for more information.


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About the Author
  • Ben has been working with service providers around the world for the last 15 years developing business cases for a variety of product concepts and new ventures. Ben holds an MBA from MIT and a BS & MS in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Part of Juniper PS EMEA since 2005 Primarily interested in making technology do the boring repetitive work so I can do fun new work.
  • Donyel Jones-Williams is the Director of Service Provider Product Marketing Management overseeing all of Juniper's Service Provider Products for Juniper Networks. In this role, he leads all of the internal and external marketing activities for Juniper with respect to routing, automation, SDN and NFV. Prior to joining Juniper Networks in January 2014, Donyel was a Senior Product Line Manager for Cisco Systems with in the High End Optical Routing Group managing product lifecycle for multiple products lines helping telecom providers operate efficiently and effectively including; ONS 155xx Product Family, ONS 15216, ONS 15454 MSTP, Carrier Packet Transport Product Family, ME 2600x, & ASR 9000v. He also negotiated favorable agreements with 3rd-party vendors furnishing components and parts and conducted both outbound and inbound marketing (webinars, case study-development, developed and delivered both business & technical at Cisco Live 2005-2012). Donyel graduated from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. While attending Cal Poly SLO he was a collegiate student athlete playing football as a wide receiver and a key member of the National Society of Black Engineers. Donyel is now an active volunteer for V Foundation.
  • Dwayne loves everything related to automation and enjoys talking about it: Automation benefits outweigh any associated disruption.
  • Ebben Aries is a Principal Engineer for Junos Manageability in the Juniper Development and Innovation Division.
  • Michael Pergament, JNCIE-SP #510, JNCIE-ENT #23, JNCIE-DC #3
  • Marcel Wiget is a member of the Routing TME team. His career within Juniper started back in 2009 as a Senior Systems Engineer driving one of the first MX based Broadband Edge deployment to success. Prior to Juniper, Marcel held various positions in pre-sales, professional services and development at Chantry Networks, Spring Tide, Nortel Networks and Wellfleet.
  • Surya Nimmagadda is a Distinguished Engineer working on packet forwarding software for Juniper Networks routing and switching platforms.
  • Pallavi Mahajan is Vice President Engineering, Junos Engineering, and leads the Junos Programmability & Automation teams
  • Product Manager, JUNOS Automation