Ever since the introduction of connected computers, networks have become the backbone of most company’s operations. However, when it comes to huge organizations with offices around the globe, it has become a tough task to manage their networks. Especially as people are working remotely. Juniper Networks strive to deliver a simplified experience for those who run networks and those who depend on them. At Juniper, the team strive to deliver network experiences that transform how people connect, work and live. By challenging the inherent complexity in the 5G and cloud era, the company’s solutions power the connections that matter most – from education to healthcare to secure banking. The company’s commitment is to advance real outcomes for network teams and every individual they serve. “We are relentlessly focused on putting our customers – the network architects, builders and operators – at the center of all that we do, so that their customers – the team connecting on Zoom, the associate using a scanner in a store, the student during their online class – are as happy and productive as possible. It all starts with software innovation. From Junos to Apstra and Paragon to Mist AI, we push the envelope on predictability, programmability, automation, and insights. By making experience the top priority, you can build agile networks that transcend customer expectations.”
Network automation simplifies planning, design, and operations for network teams, reducing configuration errors for a more predictable and reliable network. This, in turn, optimizes end user satisfaction and maximizes user efficiency. Staying ahead of business requirements requires automation throughout the entire network through all stages of services lifecycle, from Day 0 through Day 2+. To this end, Juniper has made automation a cornerstone of all that they do. From operators managing a WAN service to engineers delivering business-critical Wi-Fi, Juniper’s full suite of automation solutions deliver the ease, scale, cost savings, and assurance that a business need.
User Experience is the Key
As automation is key to assuring the best end-to-end user experiences across the wireless LAN, wired LAN, and SD-WAN, Juniper provides advanced and automated network solutions. This starts with programmability; whereby automated scripts facilitate the deployment and management of devices and policies. Juniper Mist leads in this area with a 100% open and programmable cloud-hosted platform. For example, if wireless service levels fall below a certain threshold, proactive actions can be made using the Juniper Mist solution, with instant notification to the proper IT personnel. The “holy grail” of client-to-cloud automation is AI-driven Operations (i.e. AIOps). The Juniper solution uses award-winning Mist AI to bring unparalleled automation to the campus and branch, including event correlation across the LAN and WAN, proactive anomaly detection, dynamic packet captures when issues occur, and even self-driving network operations where the infrastructure can adapt to changing conditions in real time.
The value of Automation can be seen in Day 2+ operational benefit — that’s where you will see the biggest benefit and cost savings. IT automation is effective when driven through the entire lifecycle. Day 0 design must be aligned with Day 2 operations, and thus teams can understand how the network should function, and how to address problems when they arise. In the data center, intent-based networking sets the way that the network fabric should behave, and the software automatically translates those requirements to configure the fabric accordingly. This configuration is a single source of truth that becomes a powerful operational tool for visualization, analytics, insights, troubleshooting, and closed-loop assurance. Whereas, the end-to-end, intent-based, infrastructure management creates a framework for change — the architect defines the intent, and the network adds, moves, and changes as needed to support new services.
Accelerating the Transformation
As the industry transitions to 5G and Cloud, it is important for network operators to not just keep pace with, but to exceed customer expectations. Doing so requires network operators to adopt an automation led approach that simplifies operations and guarantees service quality. Paragon Automation provides such a solution, as it augments network operations for greater efficiency and actively assures service quality for a better customer experience. Network automation is fundamental to delivering exceptional experiences. With manual or semi-automated network management, device onboarding and service activation can take days or weeks. Service deliveries fail. Network failure risk is high. Outages are costly, repairs lengthy. And constant change in traffic patterns makes it impossible to keep up with required configuration changes and guarantee service levels in real time. Juniper Paragon Automation fully addresses these challenges. It optimizes network operations so you can achieve your desired business outcomes, use case by use case. The solution accelerates innovation, increases operational efficiency, and, most importantly, empowers the engineering and operations teams to deliver an amazing service experience.
Paragon Automation delivers closed-loop automation to assure service experiences throughout network service lifecycle, from Day 0 to Day 2. Adopt it to speed scenario planning and bullet-proof network design while reducing CapEx. “You’ll accelerate device onboarding and service activation while guaranteeing that services are delivered right the first time and every time. Automated, AI-enabled, service-centric assurance keeps operations ahead of issues and slashes troubleshooting time.”
Paragon Automation’s Device Onboarding as a Service validates hardware and software authenticity, images the latest software, secures zero-touch configuration and provisioning, checks device health and network performance, and updates inventory so cloud metro devices are fully ready for service in minutes. It also assures that the network’s ability to support service quality before deployment, then continually and automatically validate service performance against service-level objectives. Administrators can seamlessly locate, troubleshoot, and fix service issues before customers are impacted. The added non-intrusive, active test agents provide service-quality metrics, from users to cloud, by running synthetic transactions across the data plane.
Automation is key to assuring the best end-to-end user experiences across the wireless LAN, wired LAN, and SD-WAN. This starts with programmability; whereby automated scripts facilitate the deployment and management of devices and policies. Juniper Mist leads in this area with a 100% open and programmable cloud-hosted platform.
When it comes to innovation, commitment and creativity, the team of Junivators are lead by example. Every day, they bring the company’s mission to life by embracing these core values. At Juniper, the team strive to deliver a simplified experience for those who run networks and those who depend on them. In fact, the team is relentlessly focused on putting customers – the network architects, builders and operators – at the center of all that they do, so that their customers – the team connecting on Zoom, the associate using a scanner in a store, the student during their online class – are as happy and productive as possible.
Rami Rahim, CEO
“From Junos to Apstra and Paragon to Mist AI, we push the envelope on predictability, programmability, automation, and insights. By making experience the top priority, you can build agile networks that transcend customer expectations”