Juniper Networks Network Functions Virtualization
Partners—Juniper Networks Network Functions Virtualization

Service providers today are facing a multitude of network challenges that hinder their ability to stay competitive. Foremost among these challenges is a rigid service delivery infrastructure and operating costs that seldom align with revenue. Compounding those problems, network operations are increasingly complex and expensive to maintain, driving up total cost of ownership (TCO). By leveraging technologies such as software defined networking (SDN) and Juniper Networks Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today’s service providers can overcome such limitations. Juniper Networks solves these problems with a carrier grade Juniper Networks Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution that combines a turnkey software cloud management system and a supporting reference architecture based on virtualization and programmability. Juniper Networks enhances their NFV solution with innovative management software and accelerate deployment with Juniper Networks Services and expert partners.

The result is a production ready suite of Juniper Networks Network Functions Virtualization capabilities that intelligently orchestrates and automates the provisioning and operation of network functions, both virtualized and physical. The Juniper Networks Network Functions Virtualization solution enables you to lower your TCO through automation while improving visibility and simplifying your operations. You also gain increased agility through virtualization, allowing you to align your costs with revenue. Juniper Networks commitment to an open—platform, DevOps approach helps you stay flexible and minimizes risks by avoiding vendor lock in. With the Juniper Networks Network Functions Virtualization solution architecture, you gain the freedom to choose the components and network elements that are right for your business. These elements enable a platform to rapidly deliver new services to market. Juniper Networks vSRX virtual firewall—high performance network security in a virtual form factor for rapid deployment and scale out environments.

Juniper Networks Network Functions Virtualization – Service Edge

In a perfect world, service provider infrastructure would evolve at the same pace as the applications and services it supports. Instead, networks today typically employ a single, monolithic service chain comprising multiple static appliances. This model imposes a number of restrictions on service providers. Not only does it make it difficult to add, move, or change applications, it requires significant overprovisioning to ensure adequate capacity. By leveraging technologies such as software defined networking (SDN) and Juniper Networks Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today’s service providers can overcome such limitations. These technologies give you the ability to tune and modify network resources in real—time to deliver customized networking experiences for your customers. Juniper Networks is leading the way with an NFV service edge solution, built on Juniper Networks MX series 3D universal edge router platform, Juniper Networks Service Control Gateways, and Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs).

Virtualization Solution Framework

Juniper Networks MetaFabric architecture to provide an agile and intelligent foundation for cloud based data centers. Juniper Networks Intelligent Services Edge to give you visibility and control in software—defined networks (SDN). Virtualized network functions (VNFs) on Juniper Networks vSRX and vMX virtual platforms are customer premises equipment to securely extend Juniper Networks VNFs with the Juniper Networks NFX250 Network Services Platform. Management systems to simplify network, switching, and security functions. With the Juniper Networks NFV solution architecture, you gain the freedom to choose the components and network elements that are right for your business. The carrier—grade solution ensures reliability and security, combined with Web 2.0 attributes for scalability and agility. The Juniper Networks NFV solution is ready today to address new business use cases such as virtual CPE (vCPE), managed security services, and Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) such as virtual Provider Edge.

Juniper Networks Network Functions Virtualization

Data correlation—the Cloud Analytics Engine gathers and correlates data gathered from multiple sources, including physical and virtual end points, providing visibility for troubleshooting, application deployment and capacity planning. End to end aggregated view—providing end to end visibility into both the network and applications, the Cloud Analytics Engine aggregates views to help IT staff quickly identify the root cause of problems. Flexible and open—the Juniper Networks Cloud Analytics Engine partner ecosystem is continuously evolving, providing support for third—party tools and other devices through plug—ins and APIs.

Application perspective—by offering visibility into how the network is performing from an application perspective, the Cloud Analytics Engine makes it easier to triage performance problems and determine whether they originated in the network or an application. Reduced costs—by helping detect, identify and isolate network faults, the Juniper Networks Cloud Analytics Engine reduces the amount of time and money spent troubleshooting and fixing network or application problems.

Future-proof for the cloud era with an open SDN solution that provides high performance, elasticity, and security. From network virtualization and automation to turnkey integrated cloud management platform, Juniper Networks Contrail delivers freedom of choice, intelligent automation and always—on reliability for cloud and NFV. Juniper Networks NorthStar Controller is a powerful and flexible traffic engineering solution that enables granular visibility and control of IP/MPLS flows in carrier networks.

Juniper Networks WANDL IP/MPLSView is a multivendor, multiprotocol, and multilayer operations support systems (OSS) traffic management and engineering solution for IP and/or MPLS networks. Juniper Networks NFX250 Network Services Platform is a secure and automated software—driven CPE device provides custom service delivery on-premises and service chain multiple virtualized network functions.

Automated resource provisioning, configuration, and operation of compute, storage, and networking resources. Minimizes manual intervention while improving operational efficiency and reducing operational cost. Dynamic service chaining creates policy-driven, software—controlled, on—demand service chain customization based on customers’ business policies. Scale—out software architecture can expand elastically and handle failures gracefully.

Juniper Networks Contrail Provides anytime availability of the cloud for operation, activation, and management of application workloads. Rich and prescriptive analytics powered by a high-speed data collection engine. Juniper Networks Contrail Provides granular infrastructure telemetry information through very large—scale ingestion and querying of structured and unstructured data. Also provides real—time and historical data availability via simple REST APIs.

Easy operations—automated resource provisioning, configuration, and operation of compute, storage, and networking resources. Minimizes manual intervention while improving operational efficiency and reducing operational cost. Also provides real—time and historical data availability via simple REST APIs. Speeds time to market for new services by automating the creation of virtual networks that interconnect private, hybrid, and public clouds. Avoids expensive vendor lock with an open architecture that interoperates with a wide range hypervisors, orchestration systems, and physical networks. Creates virtual networks that integrate seamlessly with existing physical networks, and that are easy to manage and orchestrate.

Juniper networks contrail—from network virtualization and automation to turnkey integrated cloud management, Juniper Networks Contrail delivers freedom of choice, intelligent automation and always—on reliability for cloud and NFV. From network virtualization to integrated cloud management, Contrail delivers freedom of choice, intelligent automation, and always on reliability for cloud, software defined WAN, and NFV environments.

Multilayer SDN control puts an end to overprovisioning. A powerful and flexible Juniper Networks NorthStar Controller provides granular visibility into, and control over, IP/MPLS flows in large service provider and enterprise networks. Using Juniper Networks NorthStar Controller, operators can optimize their network infrastructure through proactive monitoring and planning, and dynamically create explicit routing paths using a global view that's based on user-defined constraints.

This industry—first traffic optimization WAN SDN controller automates the creation of traffic engineering paths across the network, increasing network utilization and enabling a customized programmable networking experience. With the power of Junos OS, WANDL optimization algorithms, and transport abstraction, Juniper Networks NorthStar Controller enables efficient design, bringing new levels of control and visibility that help you avoid costly overprovisioning.

Juniper Networks WANDL IP/MPLSView is a multivendor, multiprotocol, and multilayer operations support systems (OSS) traffic management and traffic engineering solution for IP and/or MPLS networks. Juniper Networks IP/MPLSView is distinguished by its attention to detailed routing protocol behavior, an extensive multivendor library, and scalability and performance for networks up to thousands of routers. The integrated software suite has traffic engineering models for exhaustive single and concurrent device failures, traffic matrix estimation, MPLS diverse path design, fast reroute design, network optimization, and more.

Additionally, Juniper Networks IP/MPLSView is distinguished by the integrated network management module, which provides for a comprehensive fault, configuration, accounting, performance, and security (FCAPS) solution offering automated network discovery, traffic monitoring, hardware inventory, fault management, and more. Unprecedented scalability to handle regional, national, and intercontinental network topologies. Powerful fault management tools to quickly detect and diagnose issues in the network. Performance management to tune the network for increased efficiency, trending analysis, and problem prevention.