Juniper Networks, a leading provider of networking products, services and solutions, recently expanded its service portfolio with an array of new hardware, software and services, to make the enterprises multi-cloud ready.
Being a leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, Juniper aims to provide businesses with infrastructure solutions that come with security and automation that they need to run workloads in multiple public cloud environments.
A recently conducted survey by PwC and Juniper found that majority of current on-premise enterprise workloads will migrate to public cloud in the next one to three years. And thus, with the workloads becoming more distributed across IT environments, enterprises will need to adopt more multi-cloud strategies.
IT is taking the centerstage in businesses. Security and automation are considered the top priorities for datacenter networking strategies. IT leaders aim at configuring the network with more intelligence, flexibility, and coordination between security and network teams, with reliance in network automation.
Juniper’s expanded portfolio will remove barriers to multicloud adoption, by integrating end-to-end security and automation throughout all network places.
“The promise of multicloud is to deliver an infrastructure that is secure, ubiquitous, reliable and fungible and where the migration of workloads will be a simple and intuitive process,” said Bikash Koley, chief technology officer at Juniper Networks. “For IT to be successful in becoming multicloud-ready, it is critical organizations consider not only the data center and public cloud, but also the on-ramps of their campus and branch networks. Otherwise, enterprises will face fractured security and operations as network boundaries prevent seamless, end-to-end visibility and control.”
Juniper unveiled a number of new switches for the organizations that are refreshing, extending or consolidating datacenters. These switches include QFX10002-60C, QFX5210-64C, and QFX5200-48Y, which can be used as spine or edge device for data center interconnect. Plus, a new line card termed as QFX MACsec, will deliver 30-port 100GbE connectivity for traffic between datacenters.
Juniper added simplified campus management feature with a single point of control, and multigig and compact core switches to its campus portfolio. The management feature provides a dashboard which makes managing the campus and branch network easier.
For secure migration from on-premises to cloud, Juniper will offer onboarding services with virtual products like vSRX Virtual Firewall, available in AWS and Azure. It will provide enterprises choice of operations from options including CloudFormation, TerraForm, or Ansible playbooks.
Other than these, Juniper added new network services with wireless 4G and LTE connectivity which bring together native branch security and hybrid WAN functionality.
All the new services to the multicloud portfolio will be powered by Juniper Networks Junos operating system, to provide users the telemetry, secure programming interfaces, as well as operational tools needed to automate multiple places in network.