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NorthStar Controller: adapting to real-time traffic volumes

by Juniper Employee ‎08-28-2015 03:07 AM - edited ‎08-31-2015 09:34 AM

NorthStarlabI previously blogged about the benefits of having a central controller, in the shape of NorthStar, in the WAN. This time I’m going to show how NorthStar can react to the changing traffic levels on an LSP, and make modifications to the path accordingly if needed.


Simplifying application Demos – Network, Security & Log Director hosted in AWS

by Juniper Employee ‎08-11-2015 09:23 PM - edited ‎08-11-2015 09:25 PM

Integrated Network Management demosHave you ever wondered how to access the latest Junos Space Network Management app demos with out having to find a VM to install it yourself? In order to streamline demos of various Junos Space applications we have hosted Network director,


LANI’m amongst you, a reader of these IT blogs, trying to pay attention to publications that can improve my professional environment. I must also admit that I do read them out of personal curiosity too! In this respect, the network architecture team I run has recently faced a number of challenges that come up again and again.


SDN NFVWhen commentators talk about SDN/NFV strategy and benefits it is often linked to service agility. But what is surprising to me is that nobody seems to make the link to the Agile Software Development model that is already widely adopted in the wider ICT industry.


In the past, software developers used to plan all the features for a major release and then do a project plan that said we can deliver it all 18-24 months from now. Many developers would then get to work, and often miss the deadline at the end.


Do Unikernels have a place in VNF?

Unikernels satisfies the key characteristics of a VNF namely:

  • Small in size that allows thousands of tenants in a commodity server
  • Can be launched and destroyed in milliseconds and thus improved availability
  • Unikernels are mini-VM, allows integration with the existing Cloud orchestration mechanisms, can be moved to different servers, makes use of the hardware provided isolation
  • Secure as the attach surface is small

Today VNF is a VM and there is a lot of effort to move towards containers as the containers less resource intensive and boots faster. It is anybody’s guess at this point whether Unikernel will have a place in the VNF. Certainly it has benefits and there are a number of ongoing efforts in this space.


It was a great week for me as I hosted our twice-a-year Proof of Concept (PoC) Press event in Amsterdam on 24-25th June.  Our event started with a press dinner at one of the most beautiful countryside restaurants with amazing lake views, Westeinder Paviljoen.


Ruckus is in the House—Make Some Noise!

by Juniper Employee ‎06-29-2015 03:10 PM - edited ‎07-01-2015 11:19 AM

ruckus juniper solution.pngJuniper recently announced a new technology alliance with Ruckus Wireless, a major WiFi networking vendor. This alliance builds on our Open Converged Framework by giving our customers another cutting-edge and innovative wireless LAN technology to consider for their enterprise campus deployments that will complement their Juniper network infrastructure. And why are our customers rejoicing with this alliance? I’ll offer two compelling reasons:

  • It’s about DNA
  • Software is key



PTX1000.pngIf you’ve been staying current with the blockbuster movies hitting theaters this year, then you already know that Marvel released a new Avengers movie this spring called “The Age of Ultron.”  Like its predecessors, the movie features larger-than-life heroes like the Incredible Hulk once again saving the world.


But not all heroes are incredible like the Hulk—some pack a huge punch in a small package. Take, for instance, the heroes that make up Juniper’s Converged Supercore® Architecture: the PTX5000 router, the PTX3000 router, NorthStar Controller, and optical integration. Working together as a team—much like the Avengers—these solutions have been fighting the twin challenges of traffic and data deluge for providers around the globe while also minimizing operational expenses.  This team unity is what binds the Converged Supercore and allows the collective whole to achieve great things.


Disruptive Forces, Digital Transformation

by Juniper Employee ‎06-05-2015 11:22 AM - edited ‎06-10-2015 08:14 AM

In conjunction with the Big Innovation Centre, Juniper Networks brings together a panel of senior business leaders chaired by Will Hutton for the next Disruptive Forces session.


The aim of this session will be to discuss, debate and explore the opportunities and challenges being faced as a result of digital transformation. To explore the disruption this is causing to business process, skills, commercial models & user experience, as organisations look to differentiate and innovate in pace with consumer demands.


This Disruptive Forces session will kick off with a provocation by Gerard Allison, senior vice president for EMEA at Juniper Networks, on how today’s CEO, CTO, CIO – in fact all and every boardroom role and beyond – should be thinking about the digital transformation of their business. It will consider what is possible today, tomorrow and beyond in terms of innovative thinking, planning and implementation. Gerard will propose that bringing together disparate elements of a business via intelligent technical infrastructure and innovative thinking to create a stronger unit can be done!


Virtualization in Access & Aggregation networks

by Juniper Employee ‎06-01-2015 03:01 PM - edited ‎06-03-2015 03:11 PM

Untitled.pngThe virtualization trend is very evident and widely discussed within Enterprise and cloud data centers. Traditional wireless and wireline operators are adopting virtualization to stay competitive against OTT service providers like Google. Service Providers have started to use subscriber and application information to provide a rich user experience and at the same time create new revenue opportunities, like working with content providers for a richer experience.


Virtual Machines and Containers

by SK Kandasamy (skandas) ‎05-28-2015 01:13 PM - edited ‎06-03-2015 03:18 PM

VM vs Container

Anytime we discuss virtualized products one of the question invariably asked is whether we considered a container-based approach to the product instead of the virtualization. The intent of this article is to provide the technological differences between these two technologies and the reader is free to choose the technology of his choice.



Juniper New Relic Plugin

by Juniper Employee ‎04-30-2015 07:44 PM - edited ‎06-03-2015 03:13 PM

Ree.pngIn this blog we discuss the integration of Juniper devices with the New Relic analytics platform.


The growing complexity of networks makes it difficult to provide visibility of what is happening across the entire infrastructure. It is extremely important to know the performance, resource utilization, and health of network devices. This helps with preventing outages, troubleshooting issues, and performing network planning. An efficient analytics platform helps in performing all these tasks seamlessly.


Learn how Juniper's multi-chassis core router architecture provides superior fault isolation compared to the competition.


The Airbender: 24Tbps@12kW and 8Tbps@5kW Core Routers

by Juniper Employee ‎04-13-2015 04:53 PM - edited ‎04-14-2015 11:42 AM

While attending OFC two weeks ago, I found myself in quite a few meetings discussing “Are physical routers even needed anymore?” “Is hardware dead and everything will be SDN?” Meanwhile, in the Juniper booth stood the world’s most powerful core router on the planet, the PTX5000 supporting 24Tbps of capacity and the PTX3000 supporting 8Tbps of capacity effortlessly whirling air over this mind-boggling performance.


I was wondering if they realized the gravity of the questions. As the head of product management at Juniper for core router, Packet Optical, and the WAN SDN controller, the predication of hardware’s impending demise is a topic that interests me greatly. In a world that continues to march forward with technological advancements, we easily may take for granted the engineering marvels all around us. Juniper’s engineering team push the boundaries of what was thought was impossible, and made it possible by taking a holistic architecture approach to building the most powerful, efficient, greenest and deployable core routers.


I would like share some insights about how we built a 24Tbps capable core routers with the PTX5000, 5 times more efficient than comparable solutions in the market; and the 8Tbps capable PTX3000, 91% smaller vs. the nearest competitor.


Juniper Aruba Campus Solution.PNGTogether Juniper and Aruba simplify how enterprise customers manage their Juniper + Aruba campus enterprise network. With the recent release of Junos Space Network Director 2.0 and Aruba's AirWave Management Suite 8.0.7, customers can cross launch Network Director from within Airwave. This introduces a new level of flexibility allowing you to efficiently choose the best tool for the job: manage and troubleshoot Juniper Ethernet switches from Network Director or Aruba wireless access points from AirWave. 


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