Juniper Networks Converged Supercore
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Juniper Networks Converged Supercore brings efficiency through flatter networks and SDN controls. Emerging traffic dynamics such as mobility, video, and cloud based services are changing the way service provider networks operate. With this transformation, service providers are required to make continuous capital and operational investments in their infrastructure, driving up their total cost of network ownership (TCO). Unable to accurately predict shifting traffic patterns and volumes, network operators are forced to over provision their systems to accommodate peak use periods. The associated costs eat away at the bottom line, resulting in an unsustainable model. To remain profitable, businesses need to transition to a more agile, intelligent and responsive infrastructure — one that leads to improved revenue streams by enabling and delivering new, customizable services. Juniper Networks Converged Supercore can help solve these challenges with Juniper Networks Converged Supercore PTX Series Packet Transport Routers and the Converged Supercore architecture. All of this is accomplished by leveraging open, standards based protocols such as Border Gateway Protocol.

The Juniper Networks Converged Supercore PTX Series is an ultra efficient, transit optimized solution for supporting full—featured IP/MPLS. Combined with integrated optical transport, the Juniper Networks PTX Series is designed to achieve greater network traffic efficiencies that dramatically reduce network operating expenses (OPEX). Working with technology from optical transport partners such as BTI, ADVA, and Coriant, Juniper Networks Converged Supercore PTX Series routers easily interoperate with traditional transport environments, preserving existing investments while ensuring continued, uninterrupted operations. The Juniper Networks Converged Supercore architecture gives service providers a network model that helps take the uncertainty and high costs out of core, peering, metro and converged IP and optical network planning and provisioning. This innovative architecture leverages the power of the industry’s highest performance IP/MPLS transit optimized router to lower your operational expenses.

Juniper Networks Converged Supercore

Simplify core architectures and service provisioning by partnering with Juniper Networks Converged Supercore. Many of today’s core architectures are burdened with multiple complex networking layers, driving up CAPEX and OPEX, while increasing domain silos. In short, they stand in the way of profitability. To help solve this problem, Juniper is partnering with optical transport vendors ADVA and Coriant to simplify core architectures by enabling packet transport that easily plugs in to end to end service provisioning and performance/alarm management systems. For example, our PTX Series 100GbE coherent optical interfaces are now virtually integrated into ADVA’s and Coriant’s transport network management systems, delivering a plug and play solution for traditional transport environments. Extensible management interfaces such as NETCONF/YANG within the Juniper Networks Junos OS make the IP/MPLS packet layer fully transport aware of the optical topology, without any human intervention.

Network Growth

Juniper Networks Converged Supercore SDN brings control to unpredictable environments. Exploding growth and rapidly shifting traffic patterns wreak havoc with the network, making it nearly impossible for operators to manage or provision, let alone anticipate future needs. But the programmability of software defined networking (SDN) introduces a new level of network elasticity and flexibility that enables operators to maximize resources while shortening planning cycles. For example, Juniper Networks NorthStar Controller for carrier SDN can centralize traditionally distributed traffic engineering operations. This capability minimizes the need for emergency capacity planning while helping operators realize greater segment utilization, create predictable network survivability scenarios, and respond quickly to new service roll outs. As a homogeneous, customizable, and programmable traffic engineering platform with global network visibility, Juniper Networks NorthStar Controller ensures predictable network behavior across multiple layers.

Juniper Networks Converged Supercore

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.