Industry Solutions and Trends
Technology is more than just networking and Juniper experts share their views on all the trends affecting IT
David

CDN meets Virtualization

by Juniper Employee on ‎04-11-2014 03:32 AM

CDN (Content Delivery Networks) is a mature technology and business in our industry. Since Akamai launched the Web Caching CDN service back in 1999 the technology evolved in parallel to the fast growing content, especially video. Nowadays, CDN market consists of two groups, the CDN pure players (Akamai is leading this one), the Telco CDN.

 

This blog covers how SDN/NFV improves CDN deployments for Service Providers.

Read more...

sliput

NFV: not as simple as many think, are we about to get a reality check?

by Juniper Employee ‎03-25-2014 07:26 AM - edited ‎03-25-2014 07:26 AM

Network Function Visualisation (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) are the hottest topics in networking at the moment. Large service providers such as Telefoncia and AT&T are embracing NFV as a way to roll back the build-up of proprietary appliance and instead rely upon off the shelf x86 servers running virtualised network applications. These can then be chained together using centralised controllers such as Contrail. This vision is certainly the correct way for the industry to evolve, but it will present more challenges than many anticipate.

 

In particular there has been very little attention paid to the choice of x86 servers that would be used to host NFV functions. The networking community often just sees this as a compute and storage cloud that will deliver whatever is required. It is not that simple.

Read more...

sliput

Using the lost art of pricing to fight back against OTT

by Juniper Employee ‎03-13-2014 07:19 AM - edited ‎03-13-2014 08:42 AM

The downwards pressure on service providers margins and the challenges they face from over the top (OTT) players getting a ‘free ride’ on their networks are well discussed within the industry. Much of the discussion focuses around how service providers can deliver new services or take the OTT players head on. However, they may be ignoring one traditional tool in their arsenal – price discrimination.

 

Price discrimination: “the action of selling the same product at different prices to different buyers, in order to maximize sales and profits”

 

In the old voice dominated world service providers still saw ‘OTT services’ delivering high value, yet they managed to extract value with price discrimination. For example, businesses relied upon voice communications to work remotely and close deals. How did service providers extract additional value from here? They did it by charging more during business hours, and even more for international phone calls (even after the international network costs). They still do this for roaming with mobile services – at least for now until the European Commission have finished abolishing them.

Read more...

I contend that MSPs, consumers and third party services providers such as banks take mobile network security for granted. I really don’t think any segment has fully thought through the implications for them, their brand, their ability to win new business, or the safety of personal information and all that implies. A new white paper by the Juniper team takes a look at some of the underlying causes and effect. My blog calls out some of the highlights and also gives you a link to download the white paper.   

Read more...

npound

Is your Organization Structured to Make the Most of SDN and NFV?

by Juniper Employee ‎10-17-2013 12:49 AM - edited ‎10-17-2013 02:45 AM

SDN and NFV have got technologists involved in some pretty heavy debates; for example is it hype or will it enable service providers to develop new business models? But one area of discussion stretches beyond the boundaries of technologists. Will SDN/NFV change the organizational structure of service providers? I caught up with Brian Levy and David Noguer Bau and asked them to share some of the discussions they’ve been having with service providers.

Read more...

Today’s Internet traffic growth was impossible to imagine 10 years ago. The capacity enhancements that networks experienced, have transformed the business model of companies like Netflix, from its original DVD-by-mail service back in 1997, to the on-demand Internet streaming model today. Netflix today, owns one third of North American Internet traffic at peak, and it has doubled its mobile share in ju...

Read more...

Enterprises are facing new needs and challenges; those may translate into new opportunities for Managed Service Providers. But, are telecom providers well positioned to capture those opportunities?

Read more...

Fresh faced and keen in my shiny new job I will be attending MPLS World Congress 2013 in Paris next week. So, I decided to take a look at why the organisation has attended this event over the past decade. What was the Juniper message is to the technical community of MPLS WC attendees and why do people find Juniper Networks so compelling?

 

Over the past few years attendees to the event have heard about topics such as understanding how IPV6 has enables seamless and scalable migration and meeting the challenges of cloud computing, today we are poised to discuss SDN and the opportunities and challenges it brings. In all of those discussions Juniper has had a place for two reasons:

Read more...

Is one mark of a genius how their work stands the test of time, how it remains relevant, and how we continue to draw inspiration from it? I was reminded of this theory during Broadband World Forum 2012 (#BBWF) as I enjoyed talking to a broad range of people from across our industry. Despite the amazing technology on show (take a look at MX is the Future to get a flavour of what I mean) it was a conversation about the changing nature of relationships that caught my imagination.

 

I was talking to IBM’s Craig Campbell who is someone at the centre of such change; a change that challenges the historic buyer–vendor relationship; a change that does not recognise traditional boundaries and, whilst there remains a contractual element, it’s a change built on common interest, trust, respect, and shared goals. But the really interesting thing for me is what Craig was describing is industry agnostic – it could be applied to great effect no matter what discipline you work in.

Read more...

In just two weeks Juniper Networks has revolutionised the edge market with the enhancements introduced to allow service providers monetise their assets, network optimisation and the unprecedented scalability. This blog is a short summary of our experience at VMWorld and BBWF.

 

Last week at the VMworld event in Barcelona I had the opportunity to present to our customers the advantages that Junos Node Unifier brings in managing complex private cloud data center networks by reducing to one the number of devices to manage. But it also generated a lot of interest the upsell opportunity that JunosV Firefly opens for cloud providers in offering security-as-a-service in a virtualised platform.

Read more...

 

Broadband World Forum (BBWF) is back in town – October 16-18, in Amsterdam, Netherlands!

Juniper Networks will be on stand E26, showcasing our recently-announced breakthrough product set (software and hardware) that will enable service providers to deliver and expand new consumer and business services rapidly at a rate up to 69 percent faster[1] than other market solutions[2]. This acceleration means they

 

can ride the huge wave of demand being created by mobile and cloud capabilities and create revenue-generating new services, but without needing to replace existing network infrastructure. A real win-win for providers and users – and a perfect match for BBWF’s strap-line this year, “Driving Service Transformation to Satisfy the Connected Consumer”. 

Read more...

Skype in the classroom is free to users - and there are more than 22,500 of them. It's what we expect of the internet isn't it? Access to content that provides value to us but for which we are reluctant to pay. But, throughout history, content has been meaningless without effective distribution. So nowadays why do we value one but not the other? Neil Pound asks if this approach is sustainable.

Read more...

Derek Cobb

Experiences of deploying the first Juniper Networks Internet Exchange Point

by Derek Cobb ‎05-31-2012 05:22 AM - edited ‎05-31-2012 06:30 AM

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) was one of the world’s first Internet Exchange Points. As a place where settlement free peering has always been at the very top of the agenda, having a low latency network with high levels of resiliency is essential. Since our beginnings with a single switch in 1994, LINX has grown to become one of the largest IXPs in the world, with a network that covers more than 80% of the global routing table.

 

Finding a solution to take the network into the future was a significant challenge.

 

With massive growth in port and bandwidth requirements driving the need for a complete review our existing network architecture, we knew this was going to be the biggest project LINX had ever undertaken in terms of scale, complexity and risk.

 

We needed to assure carrier-grade levels of performance, resilience and support as we established a platform for the next era of IXP services. In particular, we had realised that our ring-based architecture would not scale to meet our future service and capacity needs.

Read more...

Ready, FIRE!!!!, aim.... : sometimes information security can feel like trying to put up flak into an air-raid, just hoping that you might take out the threat honing down on you from above - never quite knowing if you have succeeded until after the event.

 



Whilst we have a veritable arsenal of technology to counter the complex blended threats out there today, more often than not these aim to second-guess the next move by an attacker. Indeed today's application firewalls, IPS etc all do a good job at keeping order in a chaotic environment and when combined with a good SIEM solution, you can also create the analogue of an air-raid siren in the analogy above.

 



Unfortunately, with the best will in the world, the reality is that we still have the chance for threats to go unnoticed - how many times do we see in info sec books that an attacker only needs to be successful once to achieve their goal. Then there is the consideration that even with the most refined tuning of our network security infrastructure, we still have the false positives to deal with that distract us from our day jobs. 


Read more...

In fierce competition with the over-the-top players, Managed Business Service providers are perceived as mere connectivity providers and challenged to differentiate and move up the value chain. The challenge to address rapid network growth with these divergent needs in a changing environment demands network flexibility, service assurance, and new economics.

Read more...

About Industry Solutions and Trends

Subscribe RSS Icon

Follow our Twitter Accounts:
Juniper Networks Twitter
UK Twitter
Japan Twitter
Australia Twitter
Labels
Copyright© 1999-2013 Juniper Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.