Juniper Introduces Unite Cloud for the Data Center
Jan 31, 2017
Juniper kicked off 2017 with record results in switching, routing, cloud and overall revenues followed quickly by enhancements to Juniper Networks Unite data center and multi-cloud solutions. As always, we also recap marquee customer wins from the month. See featured content below for more details.
Juniper Networks Introduces the Unite Cloud for the Data Center to Simplify Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Environments
Juniper announced Juniper Networks® Unite Cloud, a transformative data center framework that gives enterprises the end-to-end solutions to simplify the creation and management of hybrid, multi-cloud environments. As part of Juniper Networks Unite, a secure, agile enterprise architecture, Unite Cloud is designed to reduce the total cost of ownership while increasing long-term return on investments. In addition to Juniper's existing comprehensive data center solutions, Unite Cloud also includes an enhanced Junos® Space Network Director management application that leverages advanced automation to analyze and control data centers, the new Juniper Networks QFX5110 switch with 100 Gigabit (GB) capabilities to scale with evolving bandwidth demands, and the new Juniper Networks Contrail JumpStart service offerings that help enterprises rapidly deploy technologies at lower risk to embrace the cloud seamlessly.
The modern data center has many virtualized elements and spreads across multiple geographies and cloud environments. Building and managing this environment -- while keeping costs down -- is incredibly complex and calls for a secure, simple and open data center architecture that will continue to meet evolving needs. Juniper's Unite Cloud addresses this challenge by providing enterprises the required building blocks to manage public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments, scale with evolving business needs and support the deployment of new applications, services and technologies.
The Unite Cloud solutions unveiled today complement the previously announced Unite Campus and Unite Cloud-Enabled Branch solutions to further broaden the Unite architecture, the industry's most comprehensive architecture to help customers build and manage complex enterprise environments. Announced in 2015, Juniper Unite, an architecture for the entire enterprise including data center, campus and branch with coherent management, allows organizations to design and build network infrastructures that meet their specific needs.
Juniper Networks Drives 5G Evolution with Korea’s First NFV-Based Routing Solution for Major Service Provider LG U+
Juniper Networks announced that leading mobile and internet data services operator LG U+ has successfully rolled out Korea's first-ever carrier-grade virtual routing deployment as part of a broad infrastructure solution, supporting its evolution towards a cutting-edge 5G network.
With the exponential rise in today's data traffic levels, increasingly high demands are placed on service providers to implement networking solutions that provide significant improvements in flexibility, adaptability and reliability, all while maximizing cost-effectiveness. This is particularly crucial for leading operators like LG U+ that are rapidly transitioning their infrastructure for next-generation 5G networking.
Two specific technology requirements were defined by LG U+ for evaluation -- virtual routing and OpenStack-based NFV orchestration. From a business perspective, given that there were previously no public virtual routing reference deployments in Korea, LG U+ wanted a partner with a proven track record to provide guidance and support on the project. After an extensive qualification process, LG U+ selected Juniper's virtual route reflector capability within the vMX and EX4300/EX2200 Ethernet Switches as the best solution for the 5G project.
Having worked closely with LG U+ throughout the entire selection process, Juniper had intimate familiarity with the customer's requirements, including consistent service continuity and investment protection. Additionally, LG U+'s prior experience with the Juniper Networks® MX960 3D Universal Edge Router in their existing network, and Juniper's leadership and expertise with NFV solutions were crucial factors in helping LG U+ select Juniper and to map a path for success.
PacketFabric Redefines Network Connectivity with Automated Networking Platform Powered by Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks announced that PacketFabric, a provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services, has selected Juniper Networks as its principal packet-switched network infrastructure provider. PacketFabric's fully automated software-defined networking (SDN)-based network allows users to instantaneously provision terabit-scale connectivity in a direct, private and secure manner across a next-generation transport fabric, powered by Juniper Networks® QFX10000 line of switches.
Traditional telecommunications solutions, which depend on slow and tedious manual provisioning for each new connection, have increasingly become a bottleneck in the rapidly evolving world of on-demand hybrid cloud environments. PacketFabric's innovative platform helps overcome these challenges by enabling customers to programmatically interact with its terabit-scale network in real-time, and by facilitating on-demand connectivity between any points across the fabric.
Using Juniper technology, PacketFabric has built an entirely automated and purpose-built SDN-based network architecture, enabling cost-effective, scalable and secure network connectivity, with real-time visibility and control over network traffic. With this offering, PacketFabric expects that companies will be able to easily manage the connectivity services they need at significantly lower costs and with far greater flexibility than traditional telecommunications services. This is especially valuable for companies with hybrid cloud models or large-scale data center deployments that are looking to efficiently connect their private and public infrastructures.
With the MX480, TSE can now leverage Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) to deliver multiple services over the same network, which increases network efficiency, reduces latency and provides significant cost savings. The MX480 also delivers significant scale and performance improvements, including a 50 percent increase in TSE access points and 10Gbps network service delivery to its users. For more information, see the official press release.
Juniper Announces 2016 Q4 Financial Results
Net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 were $1,385.6 million, an increase of 5% year-over-year and an increase of 8% sequentially. Juniper's GAAP operating margin for the fourth quarter of 2016 was 21.5%, an increase from 21.2% in the fourth quarter of 2015, and an increase from 19.5% in the third quarter of 2016. Non-GAAP operating margin for the fourth quarter of 2016 was 26.5%, an increase from 26.0% in the fourth quarter of 2015, and an increase from 24.4% in the third quarter of 2016. Juniper posted GAAP net income of $197.4 million, flat year-over-year, and an increase of 15% sequentially. GAAP diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $0.51. Non-GAAP net income was $254.3 million, an increase of 3% year-over-year, and an increase of 15% sequentially. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $0.66.
For fiscal year 2016, Juniper's net revenues were $4,990.1 million, an increase of 3% year-over-year. For fiscal year 2016, Juniper's GAAP operating margin was 18.0%, compared to 18.8% for the prior fiscal year. Non-GAAP operating margin for fiscal year 2016 was 23.4%, compared to 24.0% in fiscal year 2015. For fiscal year 2016, Juniper posted GAAP net income of $601.2 million, or $1.55 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income was $2.09 per diluted share for fiscal year 2016, an increase of 3% year-over-year. The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results of operations is provided in a table immediately following the Preliminary Net Revenues by Market table below.For more detail, see the official press release.