Juniper Networks just announced that we’re making the latest versions of our industry leading vSRX Virtual Firewall and vMX available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. More importantly, customers will have options to purchase licenses on-demand or via an annual subscription directly from the AWS Marketplace, or from Juniper Networks through a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model.
In case you didn’t know, the AWS Marketplace is an online software store where customers can find, buy and immediately use vendor software that runs on the AWS cloud platform. For Juniper, it’s a great platform from which we can promote and license our software to current and future AWS customers. For our channel partners, it’s a huge opportunity to license vSRX and vMX and also provide services to enable customers to deploy vSRX and/or vMX in AWS. And for those interested, partners can also become an AWS channel partner to provide end-to-end cloud-based solutions to their customers. Sounds like a win-win.
Making vSRX and vMX available on AWS creates a best-of-breed security and routing solution for customers. Now customers can easily procure one of the world’s most scalable virtual firewalls and routers on one of the world’s most scalable cloud platforms.
There’s more about our vSRX and vMX on AWS Marketplace program located at our Partner Center. Or you can check out vSRX Services Gateway and vMX Services Gateway on AWS Marketplace.
This news is another step toward Juniper monetizing our software assets. It’s a new revenue stream for partners that provides more flexible use models for customers. And it’s one more step in the ongoing evolution of our partner programs with the goal of making our partners more profitable.