Co-Author: Raja Mukhopadhyay, Vice President, Nutanix
At Juniper Networks, we fundamentally believe that the move to cloud will bring most enterprise IT infrastructures into a multicloud world. And when we talk about multicloud, as a networking company, we frequently talk about how we securely connect users and clouds, applications and data, and how we allow for automated operations and end-to-end visibility in such an environment.
As networking moves from monolithic to disaggregated infrastructure, the necessity of programmability has become existential, be it physical or software-defined networks (SDN). A common thread runs through these movements: the need for control.
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.