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Call up your SP and get service in 3 months! That’s so last century. . .
11.13.15

Last month we laid out our vision for agile service creation. Here’s more on our service creation and NFV strategy from Kireeti Kompella, CTO of the Juniper Development & Innovation business unit (JDI):

 

 

Our approach consists of an overall cloud CPE solution that includes virtual network functions (VNFs), NFV infrastructure (NFVI), and Contrail management & orchestration (MANO). Light Reading calls it, “innovative. . . exciting and. . . pragmatic.”

 

One of our ultimate goals is to help service providers (SPs) expand their addressable market for services. Specifically, Juniper NFV increases revenue opportunities for SPs through new markets, new services, and new business models.

 

We expect most SP virtual services portfolios to evolve, beginning with what we call the “on-ramp” to cloud services. This might start with a virtual managed router service or managed firewall or other type of security service offered to an existing customer at the appropriate point in their replacement cycle. But the improved economics of cloud CPE service delivery allows SPs to target segments that may have been previously unprofitable to serve such as small & medium sized businesses (SMB), remote locations of a large enterprise, or off-net geographies.

 

Juniper delivers an open platform for ecosystem innovation so SPs can smoothly extend these initial routing & security services to other VNFs such as CDN, WAN Acceleration, WLAN Control, etc. The idea is for the SP service catalog to include a broad selection of best-in-class applications delivered on the Juniper platform.

 

Finally, Juniper’s virtualization portfolio and our automation tools enable new SP business models. For example, in a Cloud Broker model the SP aggregates all kinds of public cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and provides them to their customers through a secure, reliable VPN rather than the public internet that businesses might be using today. Becoming a broker of IT Infrastructure and other ICT Services in effect converts many of the over-the-top (OTT) web services players from peripheral competitors into possible sources of revenue for the SP.

 

More exciting announcements soon to come about our cloud CPE solution. . .

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10.25.15
Distinguished Expert

Hate your title and believe this is totally misleading given the actual content of the blog.

 

You apparently don't realize that the vast majority of any multiple month lead time for a service provider is the physical cable build to a currently off net location.  And most of this is permitting and approval delays for the various municipalities and often multiple private companies including building owners that control the right of way involved.   We won't see this change anytime soon in the USA.

 

These lead times have NOTHING to do with NFV or any deployment scenario for the network services deployed on this physical infrastructure.

 

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10.25.15
Juniper Employee

Fair points. When AT&T claims 95% reduction in provisioning times for their new Network on Demand service obviously they're talking about existing customers getting new services.

10.25.15
Distinguished Expert

So then change your egregiously over the top and wildly inaccurate blog title.

 

There  is no way any NFV solution is going to impact those multiple month time frames that are dealing with physical world, regulatory and contractual domain issues for new installs.

 

Focus on where NFV actual does impact the provisioning process.  NFV doesn't help at all in the  multiple month new service install world.  That is a totally different problem outside network provisionings control.

 

Steve Puluka BSEET
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11.13.15
Steve is actually quite right here concerning typical service provider time to market for off-net connectivity. I guess how the title is interpreted depends on the nature of the service and the type of service provider. For on-net service provisioning, 3 months would not be typical. The reference to a 3 month typical lead time suggests that you are doing something to improve off-net time to market, which in this case you are not. I guess that the point that Steve is making here is that messages such as these should not mislead. This undermines trust. Technical customers are typically quite savvy and can see through this kind of thing quite easily. To maintain Juniper's reputation of credibility, why not just be transparent and honest. Customers respect that more.
11.13.15
Juniper Employee

I'm glad you guys are keeping us honest. We ought to recruit Kireeti over into Marketing.