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Release Update: Network Director 3.1 Brings More Junos Fusion Fun!

by Juniper Employee ‎07-31-2017 12:21 PM - edited ‎08-01-2017 01:07 PM

Networks used to be relatively straightforward to manage, but the rise of cloud technologies and demand in business agility has drastically changed management requirements. Network Director (ND) is a single-pane-of-glass management platform optimized for the cloud era that allows users to visualize, analyze, and control an entire enterprise network.


Interop Tokyo 2017 Grand Prix Award Winner -  Juniper Unite Cloud: Junos Fusion Data Center & QFX5110Interop Tokyo 2017 Grand Prix Award Winner - Juniper Unite Cloud: Junos Fusion Data Center & QFX5110


I'll RACE You To the Hybrid Multi-Cloud

by Juniper Employee ‎03-17-2017 09:55 AM - edited ‎03-17-2017 10:02 AM

I admit it…running has never been my strength. Eventually, I want to compete in a 5K race and with the right training, mindset, and preparation, I think I can do it. As tough as running gets, I can’t deny the moments of happiness from when I work hard enough for those cloud-nine “runner’s high” endorphins. Cloud nine, fluffy clouds, cloud computing…all paint the word “cloud” in good light. Let’s add one more to that list – Juniper’s Unite Cloud.


Securing Transport for IaaS

by Juniper Employee ‎03-07-2017 12:33 PM - edited ‎03-29-2017 03:01 PM

With the increasing deployments of public-cloud data-centers, there is a need to add security measures that will allow virtual public cloud providers to limit malicious traffic from compromised servers in the data-centers.


Today enterprise data centers face huge pressure to provide increased bandwidth for Digital Transformation, Big Data and IoT applications. The increasing adoption of virtualized workloads (VMs and containers) and ongoing transition from on prem to off prem cloud services has resulted in significant strain on the spine-leaf architectures. The higher bandwidth at the access layer (10/40 GbE) has driven the need for greater upstream bandwidth (100GbE).


To account for this need, Juniper is launching QFX5110 switch – the latest addition to the QFX5100 family of switches that provides 100GbE uplink access to the aggregation layer along with features designed to optimize today’s agile data centers. Based on Broadcom’s Trident 2+ chipset, the QFX5110 will be available in two form factors:


  • QFX5110-48S: Compact, 1U 10GbE/100GbE data center access switch with 48 small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+) transceiver ports and 4 QSFP28 ports, which can be configured as 4x40GbE or 4x100GbE ports.
  • QFX5110-32Q: Compact, 1U 40GbE/100GbE data center access and aggregation switch offering up to 32 QSFP+ ports, or 20 QSFP+ ports and 4 QSFP28 ports.

Earlier this year, IDC analysts interviewed several Juniper Networks customers in Western Europe with the aim of quantifying the business value of Juniper Networks’ switching, routing and security solutions. IDC determined that the average ROI for customers using Juniper equipment was 349 percent over five years.


Hero Status is Waiting

by Juniper Employee ‎11-03-2016 08:00 AM - edited ‎11-03-2016 12:33 PM

In recent weeks, we’ve made the case for automation pretty clear. We’ve shown you why you need to automate your network, how to make the business case for automation and how develop a plan to get you there. Now it’s time to get the right tools and technology partner in place.


MC-LAG is dead, Long live EVPN Multi-homing

by Juniper Employee ‎10-20-2016 05:34 PM - edited ‎01-12-2017 02:44 AM


Practically every day, it seems, someone will ask me: “How can I configure MC-LAG with EVPN to provide multi-homing?


The answer, I tell them, is simple:  you don’t need to.  EVPN is a superset of MC-LAG, and it natively integrates multi-homing. It’s like the better, standard version of MC-LAG that we’ve been waiting for.


EVPN, either with VXLAN or MPLS encapsulation, natively provides N-Way multi-homing by creating the same Ethernet Segment Identifier (ESI) on multiple devices. An ESI is configured on a per-interface basis; all interfaces configured with the same ESI, on any devices within the same EVPN domain, appear as part of the same L2 segment or LAG. On top of an ESI, it’s also possible to configure LACP to provide better fault detection.


Keeping with our principle that “Your network should not get in the way of what your business wants to do,” this time, we’ll show you how to map the targeted business processes to the network and then show you how to develop a plan to begin the process of automating your network and winning the approval of management.


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