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Juniper Networks Contrail Networking is a simple, open, and agile SDN solution that automates and orchestrates the creation of highly scalable virtual networks. These virtual networks let you harness the power of the cloud — for new services, increased business agility, and revenue growth. Creates virtual networks that integrate seamlessly with existing physical networks, and that are easy to manage and orchestrate. Avoids expensive vendor lock-in with an open architecture that interoperate with a wide range of hypervisors, orchestration systems, and physical networks. Speeds time to market for new services by automating the creation of virtual networks that interconnect private, hybrid, and public clouds. Simple policy control for inserting and chaining virtual network functions speeds time to market for services and improves business agility and predictability. The Juniper Networks NFV solution enables you to lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) through automation while improving visibility and simplifying your operations.

Future-proof for the cloud era with the open SDN solution for cloud and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) that improves business agility with predictable security, high availability, high performance, automation, and elasticity. Service providers can use Juniper Networks Contrail Networking to enable a range of innovative new services, including cloud-based offerings and virtualized managed services. The traditional way of implementing networks and services in hardware makes them static, rigid, manual, and unable to respond as application requirements rapidly change. For enterprises, Juniper Networks Contrail Networking can increase business agility by enabling the migration of applications and IT resources to more flexible private or hybrid cloud environments. Juniper Networks professional services offer a JumpStart service to help with the initial implementation and configuration of Juniper Networks  Contrail Networking. Juniper Networks commitment to an open-platform, DevOps approach helps you stay flexible and minimizes risks by avoiding vendor lock-in.

Juniper Networks Contrail Networking — Network Functions Virtualization

Foremost among 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 TCO. Juniper Networks Contrail Networking solves these problems with a carrier-grade NFV solution that combines a turnkey software cloud management system and a supporting reference architecture based on virtualization and programmability. Juniper Networks NFV is a  programmable cloud reference architecture that leverages Juniper Networks Contrail for a turnkey management and orchestration platform. Enhancing the  Juniper Networks Contrail Networking NFV solution with innovative management software and accelerate deployment with Juniper Networks Services. The result is a suite of NFV capabilities that intelligently orchestrates and automates the provisioning and operation of network functions, both virtualized and physical.

Software-Defined Networking

Organizations are moving to the cloud but the wide adoption of cloud — as well as mobile, M2M and big data applications — is having profound impacts on IT infrastructures. The traditional way of implementing networks and services in hardware makes them static, rigid, manual, and unable to respond as application requirements rapidly change.  Juniper Networks NFV is a  programmable cloud reference architecture that leverages Contrail for a turnkey management and orchestration platform. To pull off this transition with a minimum of disruption, organizations want to architect their networks to meet the connectivity and service requirements of these increasingly dynamic applications. They need to be policy-driven, programmable, scalable and automated to connect ideas to opportunities. From network virtualization to integrated cloud management, Contrail delivers freedom of choice, intelligent automation, and always—on reliability for cloud, software-defined WAN, and Network Functions Virtualization environments.

Architecture And Key Components

Contrail Networking management Web GUI and plug-ins integrate with orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes, OpenShift, Mesos, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and with service provider operations support systems/business support systems (OSS/BSS). Many of these integrations are built, certified, and tested with technology alliances like Red Hat, Mirantis, Canonical, NEC, and more. Contrail Networking sits under such orchestration systems and integrates northbound via published REST APIs. It can be automatically driven through the APIs and integrations, or managed directly using the Web GUI. Contrail Networking control and management systems, commonly called the controller, have several functions. Configuration Nodes: This function accepts requests from the API to provision workflows like adding new virtual networks, new endpoints, and much more. It converts these abstract high-level requests, with optional detail, into low-level directions that map to the internal data model.
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Analytics

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.

Benefits

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.

Contrail

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.

Features

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.

NorthStar Controller

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.

WANDL IP

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.