The announcement of Juniper's newest hardware additions for the AI-driven enterprise makes our portfolio of CPE the most extensive for secure SD-WAN across all sizes of branch and campuses. There’s no denying the growing importance of SD-WAN for providing secure and efficient connectivity of remote sites to the cloud. Even more important is enterprises’ need to drive operational simplicity and uniformity across the branch and campus in today’s multicloud environment. For SD-WAN to be successful, the key is to satisfy the needs of today while preparing for the ones of tomorrow and beyond.
Networks are meant to connect. Yet all too often network operations are disconnected, creating chasms instead of bridges for IT departments. This is especially true in the world of Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
It recently struck me that SD-WAN might be going through its “horseless carriage” phase. When cars originally came out, they were marketed not as cars, but as horseless carriages. At times even with a dummy horse in the front of the car to manage the transition to car adoption, since initially the whole value chain could not wrap their heads around the idea of cars and their potential productivity.
Multicloud will blur the lines between typical places-in-network (PINs) in a way that no other technology has done before. Indeed, for the promise of portable workloads, end-to-end security and automation to be true, the boundaries that typically create walled gardens between PINs need to come down, or at the very least, become permeable to tools and process.
Juniper has built a rock-solid multi-tenant SD-WAN solution that supports features such as Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), dynamic path selection, analytics, centralized policy management, and a rich user interface. To get the feel of the solution, and reinforce own understanding of the technology, I've built a Juniper's SD-WAN demo.