Juniper announces new Cloud CPE, build on the proven ability of Juniper Networks Contrail Networking to scale across all models – whether on-premises or in the cloud – to make service delivery from an end user’s perspective as easy as downloading a new app.
While global service providers are looking to software-defined networking (SDN) and NFV to automate cumbersome manual tasks and increase agility in rolling out virtually managed services at the touch of a button, Juniper has expanded its NFV portfolio with Cloud CPE. This solution includes Contrail Service Orchestration, a comprehensive management and orchestration platform that delivers and manages virtualized network services such as virtual security, and the NFX250, the first in a series of network services platforms that can operate as secure, on-premises devices running multiple virtual network functions, from Juniper and third parties, simultaneously.
Juniper’s expanded technology portfolio builds upon other recently announced solutions, including Contrail Networking, Juniper Networks vSRX Virtual Firewall and the Juniper Networks NorthStar Controller, all unveiled in 2013, as well as the Juniper Networks vMX virtual router and Contrail Cloud Platform both announced in 2014. With these developments, Juniper is delivering the industry’s most comprehensive virtualization portfolio, enabling service scale and agility in the most open way possible.
An overview on the launched products:
- Contrail Service Orchestration is an integrated set of design, automation and orchestration software solutions built on an open framework, which is designed to enable third-party virtual network functions (VNFs) to be easily supported and integrated with no disruption to existing applications. As part of Juniper’s complete NFV solution, which includes Contrail Networking, the Contrail Cloud Platform and VNFs such as vMX, this software enables service providers to easily roll out new, customized services to customers. Contrail Service Orchestration is expected to be available in December.
- NFX Series Network Services Platforms operate as secure, software-driven, on-premises devices, delivering the same high-performance functionality as other physical CPE devices with added automation and the flexibility to run multiple virtual services to enable dynamic service creation in an open environment. The 1 RU NFX250, which runs both Juniper and third-party virtual network functions is expected to be available during the first half of 2016.
- To help customers evaluate and implement Juniper’s new Cloud CPE solution, the company is introducing a lineup of new professional services offerings. Cloud CPE Assessment Service, NFV OSS Assessment Service and NFV Lifecycle Service help customers and partners evaluate technology choices and develop a plan to integrate them within existing network infrastructures. When leveraged as an integral part of the Cloud CPE solution, the deep experience of Juniper’s industry-leading service and support experts can help minimize risk and speed time to deployment.
The success of cloud is being driven by how quickly developers can build and deploy services and applications that have a meaningful impact on the market. Importantly, companies must be able to deploy these apps and services across multiple cloud environments with minimal configuration. Combining IBM’s strong cloud and systems integration capabilities with Juniper’s new offerings, service providers now have access to quick deployment and scalability to meet the growing demands of the industry said Scott Stainken, general manager of Global Telecommunications Industry at IBM
“As more and more of our service provider customers look to realize real business value from SDN and NFV, the need to have flexible solutions that effectively scale is critical. With the innovations we’re announcing today, service providers will be able to harness the power of scale-out services to improve their service delivery economics. For us at Juniper, it’s all about infusing automation into our customers’ networks to reduce time to market and speed time to revenue added Jonathan Davidson, executive vice president and general manager, Juniper Development and Innovation at Juniper Networks