WAN TECHNOLOGIES

Juniper Networks Announces Cloud Metro Innovation

Juniper Networks | July 04, 2022 | Read time : 9:00 min

Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks, a pioneer in secure, AI-driven networks, today revealed the breakthrough that will fuel its Cloud Urban vision and strategy—a new category of products for service providers designed for metro transformation and long-term commercial success. Traditional "retro" metro networks are device-centric and are collapsing under the enormous size, agility, and experience demands imposed by global digital transformation and the introduction of 5G services.

The announcement today focuses on facilitating long-term company development by introducing a range of high-performance networking technologies driven by AI-enabled, cloud-delivered automation and particularly built to create next-generation Cloud Metro infrastructure. These systems would provide substantially decreased natural resource consumption capabilities to aid in the sustainability of the planet; improved tools and streamlined working methods to aid in the sustainability of overburdened operations teams; and embedded service assurance and security capabilities to maximize service experience, all while empowering service providers to sustain profitable business growth.

Juniper's new Cloud Metro systems are distinguished by their industry-leading energy-efficient, effective energy designs, which enable unneeded features and Packet Forwarding Engines (PFEs) to be automatically turned off when not in use. By allowing up to 48 times bandwidth increase within the same chassis, the detachable modular power shelf architecture lowers e-waste and extends system lives. It is the first and only metro networking device power model unit to be certified as Titanium grade by CLEAResult in its 80 plus program.

Juniper's Cloud Metro portfolio's future-proofed scalability, capacity, performance, and smart features replace typical 3-5 year 'rip-and-replace' network lifecycles with 7-12 year lifecycles. Pay-as-you-go approaches and a variety of interface choices enable service providers to economically flex their investment in response to demand.

Juniper's advanced use of artificial intelligence and cloud-delivered automation enables service providers to ease day-to-day workflows, deploy services faster (with device onboarding taking minutes rather than hours), minimize trouble tickets, and accelerate time-to-service (and thus revenue) restoration. This increases productivity dramatically, allowing network engineers and operators to do more, which is crucial for staff happiness and retention.

By using the newest generation of silicon, industry-leading system architecture, and AI-enabled Device Onboarding-as-a-Service, the new solutions reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by up to 71%. Zero Trust security is integrated rather than added on, and active service assurance is created in to provide proactive service testing, monitoring, and correction.

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