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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

 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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

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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.

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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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When you ask 10 people what is Packet Optical Convergence, you may get 20 different answers. In my view, it’s an opportunity to drive network simplification via cross layer visibility thus achieving maximized efficiency.

 

Let me get started with a story I learned many years ago. When Routers were first introduced to COs, there was a lot of resistance. Back then it was against the “fan less operation” rule. After many long debates, a common ground was established and Routers were deployed in COs. In order to make all parties comfortable, a wall was built in the room separating the traditional equipment from the Routers, a hole was opened in the wall for cabling to be passed and the worlds were connected. The wall was there for many years until it was finally torn down. 

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On March 11th Juniper Networks announced multiple new innovations around scaling the PTX core router, a new range of high density data centre switches and enhancements to our security products. Much of the coverage of these announcements was product centric, so in a world where a lot of the industry buzz is around new areas such as SDN, virtualisation and service agility you may be left thinking “so what?”

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Juniper engineers designed the PTX5000 router that takes Cisco 5 full racks of their platforms to match.  Alternatively, Juniper can deliver the same capacity as Cisco's flagship router in the PTX3000, a product 91% smaller.  Watch Jonathan Davidson, EVP of Juniper Development and Innovation, explain just how Juniper Networks has revolutionized routing… again. 

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Juniper Networks Live Demo's at MPLS & SDN World Congress

by Juniper Employee ‎03-16-2015 03:04 AM - edited ‎03-16-2015 03:10 AM

The time of SDN/NFV hype is past. Sure, you will still come across exaggerated claims that the cure to all your networking challenges is just a click away but the nature of the conversation has fundamentally changed. It's now grounded in fact; no longer does it reside in that other virtual world - namely PowerPoint. It's now a regular occurrence to hear of a service provider publishing news of a virtualisation strategy or an agreement to embark on a trial.

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NorthStar Controller at the MPLS/SDN World Congress

by Juniper Employee ‎03-12-2015 04:08 AM - edited ‎03-15-2015 12:19 PM

See a live demo of NorthStar on our exhibition booth!

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As a super fan, I see Star Wars everywhere: on my phone, the background on my desktop—even my pets are named after Star Wars characters. The movie franchise has even followed me to Juniper, where our engineering organization is known as Juniper Development and Innovation—JDI for short, but we refer to it as “Jedi.” I was recently joking with a colleague, “Now that we are Jedi, we’re going to provide a new hope for our customers.”

 

In fact, I even see a parallel between Star Wars and the plight of service providers, who are facing a drastic rise in the amount and unpredictability of traffic while trying to retain or grow wallet share that is deteriorating due to the declining cost of Internet connectivity. In my mind, this is analogous to the Rebel Alliance facing the reconstruction of a second Death Star (the modern-day Death Star for service providers, of course, being the second wave of Internet growth fueled by mobile, video, and cloud applications).

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