IBM along with Juniper Networks has announced the plans to offer real-time network behaviour insights to help customers dramatically improve mobile experiences, address increasing Internet of Things (IoT) application demands and uncover new opportunities gleaned from Big Data. Both the companies will work closely in order to design next generation of high-performance network analytics to help communications service providers (CSP) and enterprises to be more agile and efficient, reducing time to deployment and cost, while enhancing end user application experiences.
Talking about the same, Bob Picciano, Senior Vice President, IBM Analytics, said, “Integrating predictive analytics directly into the stream of data processing – and embedding it into the network of CSPs – will help to ensure the reliability of the network and improve customer engagement. Juniper Networks’ focus on cloud-based analytics complements IBM’s strategy to apply analytics capabilities to help organizations sense, predict and respond to opportunities.”
On the other hand, speaking about its association with IBM, Jonathan Davidson, executive vice president, general manager, Juniper Development and Innovation Juniper Networks, stated, “By combining Juniper Cloud Analytics Engine and Service Control Gateway with IBM analytics technologies, together we enable our customers to build effective business intelligence and take real-time actions that can optimize performance and create enhanced service experiences. These analytics capabilities will deliver new levels of insight into the behaviour and performance of our enterprise and service provider customers’ applications and networks.”
This association will bring along various new capabilities. The combination of Juniper Networks MX Router SCG, Juniper Contrail and IBM Now Factory will enable complete visibility of subscribers and VPN behaviours, for CSPs to offer scalable automated services based on actual data. Moreover, Juniper Network will make use of IBM Analytics capabilities to have a better understanding of the data flows and self-configure to automatically update and optimize network operations. Lastly, IBM Analytics capabilities will also be incorporated in the Juniper Networks Cloud Analytic Engine (CAE) and switching solutions to enhance the quality of experience and application performance.