This year, Juniper introduced cloud-managed capability for Contrail SD-WAN, giving customers the ability to run their secure SD-WAN deployment without the worry of installing and maintaining the management software. What is Contrail SD-WAN, you ask? It’s a comprehensive and powerful SDN-based solution from Juniper that delivers software-defined management for the distributed enterprise, including WAN, security, switching and Wi-Fi. In fact, Contrail SD-WAN is a complete SD-Branch solution.
I’m thrilled to announce that Juniper Networks has teamed up with Shared_Studios to deliver real-time connections between people around the globe – from refugee camps to universities to public parks to innovation centers. Shared_Studios delivers a unique experience where individuals step inside a “portal” and feel as though they are sharing the same space as someone in an identical portal somewhere else on Earth, through a flawless, life-sized video connection. With 45 portals located in more than 20 countries, Shared_Studios is impacting how we empathize and relate to people and places we might otherwise never know.
According to the recent State of Network Automation Report (SoNAR), 52% of respondents reported they are using Software Defined Networking (SDN) tools to automate their networks, while 57% reported they are using network management tools. The report notes “52% may be slightly exaggerated, depending on how one defines SDN.” Which leads naturally to the question—what is the difference between SDN and DevOps?
Today, we announced that we have entered into an administrative settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that resolves an internal and government investigation with respect to matters involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) that Juniper Networks self-reported. Juniper previously disclosed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had closed its investigation into the matter without taking any action and this settlement ends all FCPA-related investigations or inquiries into Juniper by the SEC.