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|Juniper Networks Accelerates Cloud Service Delivery with New Data Center Interconnect Solution|
|Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 03:43:48 PM|
Open Cloud Interconnect Solution Combines New Coherent Optical Innovations with End-to-End Management and Software Control Technologies
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - March 21, 2017) - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced Juniper Networks® Open Cloud Interconnect, a comprehensive data center interconnect (DCI) solution enabling a diverse range of network operators to accelerate cloud service delivery, while simplifying network operations. This unique approach -- which combines new high-capacity coherent optical innovations with open, programmable routing, switching, security and virtualization technologies -- gives customers the ability to optimize multi-layer DCI networks for increased network automation, visibility and control.
According to IHS Markit, the global market for Cloud Services for IT Infrastructure and Applications is expected to grow 23% from 2016 to 2020, reaching $286B in revenue1. As new cloud business models emerge to capitalize on this growth, network operators face significant challenges in scaling network capacity, optimizing network resources and simplifying operations. Compounding these challenges are proprietary, single-layer vendor products that impede an operator's ability to adapt to the speed of cloud-based business. Juniper's Open Cloud Interconnect solution is designed to assist data center operators to overcome these challenges with proven, versatile solutions, leveraging innovations from the IP to the photonic layer, in order to enable open, scalable, secure and operationally simple DCI networks.
Incorporating industry-leading technologies in routing, switching, packet optical, network management and software-defined networking (SDN), Juniper's new Open Cloud Interconnect offers customers a flexible and open approach to architecting data center networks to meet the demands of public, private and hybrid multi-cloud environments. Designed to align with the foundational principles of the recently-announced Unite Cloud for the Data Center and the Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) platform, Juniper's Open Cloud Interconnect can be adapted to support a multitude of network architectures, enabling cloud providers, service providers and large enterprises to design, optimize and control DCI networks as their business needs dictate.
Juniper's Open Cloud Interconnect includes a broad range of technologies from across Juniper's product portfolio, including MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, QFX Series Switches and Contrail Networking, which can be leveraged to build customized DCI solutions aligned to customers' business goals.
Juniper Networks will be showcasing these new solutions in Booth #3637 at the OFC Exhibition and Conference, taking place March 21 - 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.
"The demand for cloud services is bringing forth a tidal wave of change and new opportunities for the networking industry. The DCI infrastructure demands bandwidth capacity, secure connectivity and operational simplicity. Juniper's Open Cloud Interconnect solution represents a comprehensive approach to DCI that is designed to enable customers to build a network utilizing advanced capabilities of routing, switching and coherent optical transport to help cloud infrastructure providers and enterprises accelerate their time-to-business value, while maximizing operational efficiency. The Open Cloud Interconnect solution can play a pivotal role within a technology transition cycle that's heading towards a digitally cohesive era where automation, mega-services and machine learning will reign supreme." - Masum Mir, vice president of Product, Solutions & Technical Marketing, Engineering at Juniper Networks
"Meeting the challenges of scaling and operating DCI networks is increasingly important as network operators of all kinds seek revenue growth from cloud business opportunities. DCI networks today range from simple point-to-point configurations to more sophisticated, multi-service mesh networks. With Open Cloud Interconnect, Juniper acknowledges this diversity in DCI networks, bringing to market a flexible, multi-layer solution set geared to simplifying overall DCI network design and operations for cloud providers, service providers and enterprises." - Heidi Adams, Senior Research Director, Transport Networks at IHS Markit