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SD-WAN is on fire! ...but is it enough to deliver growth?

by Juniper Employee ‎07-04-2016 11:55 PM - edited ‎07-14-2016 12:00 AM

Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been the the hot topic within network infrastructure industry for a few years now. We are now starting to see its influence not only in the data center, where SDN originated, but also within other areas such as core networks and enterprise services. Enterprise services is an area where SDN has real potential to impact services for end users.

 

Growth opportunities for service providers will come from selling other services (e.g. security) on top of a SD-WAN (especially to the under-served SME segment), and these should be delivered using SDN and virtual network functions. Only by offering additional services on top of SD-WAN will service providers be able to meet the customer requirements and grow their own business.

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If I said that big projects have a lifecycle, I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised. It is pretty obvious that there are various phases to a big project: regardless of the terms you use, “getting ready” is certainly a different phase from “making it happen” which is different yet again from “using it”. Here at Juniper we use the terms “Plan,” “Build,” and “Operate” for the main phases. I have put together a short video that uses the Hubble Space Telescope as an example of the importance of each of those phases. Juniper Networks can provide you with Professional Services and support consultants to assist you in the planning, building, and operation of your project. 

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I'm Spartacus

by Juniper Employee on ‎07-01-2016 01:09 AM

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Few who have watched the film of the same name will forget the compelling scene towards the end where the group of captured slaves are asked to identify Spartacus from amongst them and one by one they memorably stand to each proclaim ’I’m Spartacus.’

 

Bear with me as I somewhat tenuously (for now) draw a parallel between that scene and the claims and cries of IT and Networking vendors as they all clamour to shout ‘I’m Open’

 

It seems as though ever since I was a young lad, vendors in the IT community have positioned themselves as “open”.  It could be argued of course that no one would ever claim they are closed and proprietary so the word open became almost the default or ‘safe harbour’ position.

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This past fall, Juniper introduced a new Cloud CPE solution, an exciting new addition to our Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) portfolio. This new solution empowers service providers to simplify the service creation process, reducing the operation from months to minutes by completely automating the entire service delivery workflow.  Service providers can now introduce managed business services such as virtual CPE products, delivered on-premises or in the cloud, with a new level of speed and agility that greatly improves their value to enterprise customers.

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Collaboration balanced with security - InfoSecurity Europe, 7-9 June 2016, London

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In order to support multiple tenants on a physical server both virtualization and containers comes to the rescue. This blog discusses the following three different architecture models and compares the benefits and disadvantages of each of the model:

  1. Virtualization
  2. Containers
  3. Tenant aware application
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What's happening on the Juniper stand (F200) at this year's Infosec Europe, 7-9 June 2016, Olympia, London.

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Field trials of high density DWDM router interfaces

by Juniper Employee ‎05-27-2016 09:08 AM - edited ‎05-27-2016 02:41 PM

IMG_1395_roated_right.jpgOur customers have been carrying out field trials and deployments of our latest 100GE DWDM coherent interfaces. In this new generation, a CFP2-ACO [1] module containing the tunable coherent optics plugs into an MX MIC or a PTX PIC containing the DSP, framer/deframer and FEC encoder/decoder.

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From combating ransomware to managing credentials to overseeing system migrations, IT teams at small and mid-market companies have a lot on their plates – and too few resources. When it comes to provisioning networks, the hardware choices can be overwhelming, especially when all switches look more or less the same.

 

So what makes one box better than any other?

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We announced Junos Fusion Enterprise last year when we launched Juniper Networks® Unite, our enterprise network solution that helps customers deploy a cloud-enabled enterprise. Junos Fusion Enterprise is a foundational element of Unite that supports its simplicity pillar; previously, I've described its unique simplification features in my Simplification Trifecta blog post.

 

We recently announced two new EX Series models, the EX2300, an entry-level 1GbE access switch, and the EX3400, a mid-range 1GbE access switch, that are both Junos Fusion Enterprise capable, joining the EX4300 as satellite device options.  

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At a time when network complexity is driving operators to automate all aspects of networking, the push for simple no-configuration routing that is “good enough” to work in millions of homes and small businesses is driving a desire to standardize Babel in the IETF....   One idea to handle IPv6 multi-homing well is source-destination routing; that’s being discussed more in RTGWG, including a Virtual Interim (just call in) focusing on it on May 31.

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You Light Up My Life: Luminescence Coming to OFC 2016

by Juniper Employee ‎03-16-2016 11:52 AM - edited ‎03-16-2016 11:57 AM

OFC 2016 is less than a week away, and I’m excited to see what innovative new photonic technologies will be unveiled at this year’s show.

In years past, the show introduced some game-changing innovations, such as 10G modem technology, the pre-cursor to coherent receivers; ultra-low loss fiber that can be tied in a knot which potentially eliminates residential fiber installation issues; and flex-spectrum ROADMs, paving the way for super-channel DWDM systems.

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