Demands on scale, reliability and agility have multiplied in large magnitudes in the multicloud era, resulting in new design principles such as scale-out architectures, solutions built from best-of-breed open and disaggregated components, and virtualized network infrastructure and virtual network functions. This in turn has led to more complex networks—so complex, in fact, that manual, device-level management is no longer feasible.
Juniper Networks is excited to announce that they have been recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Center Networking. Juniper takes great pride in this distinction, as customer feedback continues to shape our products and services.
Today, at NXTWORK Americas, Juniper Networks announced and demonstrated a holistic set of offerings to usher in a new era of operational simplicity through automation. While there’s a long list of news, specifically we’re turning the network automation precedent on its head. Instead of sensationalizing new products, technologies, tools and APIs, we’re focused on the network engineering, people and processes that will take us into the automated future.
This marks the fourth year of our annual customer event, NXTWORK. We have come a long way from our inaugural kick-off event in Santa Clara in 2015 where we drew a crowd of 267 attendees. In 2018, this number has grown to 730 attendees and we’ve taken the show around the world with stops in Australia, the U.K., China and Las Vegas.
The theme for NXTWORK 2018 is Engineering Simplicity in a time of explosive growth. Across our industry, everywhere you look, there is evidence of growth. Whether it’s the eye-popping bandwidth numbers driven by multimedia, the number of connected devices around the planet or the continued mass migration to cloud that shows up in the cloud providers quarterly results, rapid growth is all around us.
Rapid growth typically indicates progress, but growth can also create complexity.
At Juniper Networks, we like to solve hard problems. We develop technology to solve the most difficult, but also the most important problems in the world. It’s why we have decided to dig through the clutter and create a new true north for Juniper: battling growth-inhibiting complexity.