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Service providers have traditionally approached communication services like a fine whiskey. That is, they would let them undergo several internal development processes and mature for several years before finally introducing to customers. With today’s rapidly evolving marketplace and constant competitive pressure from over-the-top players, the “wait-for-maturity” approach is becoming increasingly challenging to respond market demand.



This is part IV in our multi-part blog series on the Self-Driving Network™. Find part III here. And learn much more about the Self-Driving Network from the just released part 2 of our vision paper, The Self-Driving Network: Appetite for Disruption


Symphony conductor and network OS: What do they have in common?

by Juniper Employee ‎02-09-2017 02:56 PM - edited ‎02-13-2017 11:15 AM



Network OS performs a critical function that aligns devices, applications, and data for network services based on a set of pre-defined policies and service level agreements (SLAs). Network OS has also to adapt to revolving market environments with open programmability, ensuring communication service providers and enterprises alike to rapidly adopt an agile, scalable, and secured IT infrastructure that is critical to business success.


Juniper to Host Networking Field Day Jan. 20

by Juniper Employee ‎01-18-2017 03:03 PM - edited ‎01-19-2017 12:59 PM

We are pleased to announce that Juniper Networks will be hosting a Networking Field Day event on Friday, Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m. PST



A Window into a World of Surprises

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



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. It provides a different window behind which is a new and wonderful surprise that give you the power to truly automate your network environment.


We're Shipping OpenConfig in 16.1R3!

by Juniper Employee ‎11-11-2016 02:13 PM - edited ‎11-11-2016 02:15 PM


Automation is in our DNA and we take it to a new level by supporting the initial set of OpenConfig data-models in Junos OS 16.1R3 release. It was just little over a year when we had started talking about our leadership on this initiative; early this year (at the MPLS/SDN/NFV world congress), we did a demo showing how the modular and programmatic architecture of Junos can consume new data-models such as OpenConfig...and now, we are shipping it!!


A quick recap – OpenConfig is a collaborative effort by network operators sharing the goal of moving networks towards a more dynamic and programmable infrastructure by adopting SDN principles such as declarative configuration and model-driven management and operations. The group defines a consistent set of vendor-neutral data-models (written in YANG) based on actual operational needs. While initial set of models have already been published, others are being worked upon by the OpenConfig group.


Juniper’s approach to OpenConfig gives maximum agility to customers by decoupling the OpenConfig package release from the Junos releases. Our approach allows the flexibility to add any YANG model (OpenConfig, IETF, or Custom built) as a separate, add-on package on top of Junos, thereby enabling our customers to rapidly roll out new features and services without the need to upgrade Junos OS in their networks. Our support for OpenConfig includes BGP, Routing Policy, Telemetry, RPC, Local Routing, Interface, MPLS and LLDP data-models. Subsequent OpenConfig packages will be shipped as more data-models mature.


There are endless possibilities with Juniper’s OpenConfig implementation. I would encourage you to download our OpenConfig package and try it out on our vMX.


Get our virtual router – vMX under the 60-day free-trial scheme here and OpenConfig package here.



  1. OpenConfig Documentation:
  2. OpenConfig Models on GitHub:
  3. Blog Post on NETCONF & YANG basics:
  4. Blog Post on OpenConfig:

Lego pieces can be assembled in multiple configurations—for example, a set of six 2x4 bricks can be interconnected 915,103,765 different ways. The ability to create and recreate new objects are limited only by our imagination. Similar to a set of colorful Lego blocks, the Juniper Networks® Automation solution comprises a suite of tools that developers can combine and interlock with various open-source frameworks.



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