29 June 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Juniper Networks has expanded its campus portfolio, including its EVPN-VXLAN fabric to the campus creating a common architecture for campus and data centre fabrics.
By unifying the various
architectures, Juniper Networks says it is providing the
'building blocks’ for an enterprise-wide fabric,
which is key in the development of a secure and automated
multi-cloud. Most enterprises have separate campus and data
centre networks using different architectures to provide
connectivity across the two domains.
"Today’s announced campus and SD-WAN
enhancements allow enterprises to bring best practices from the
data centre into their campuses, allowing them to more quickly
realise secure and automated multi-cloud environments," said
Michael Bushong, vice president of cloud and enterprise
marketing at Juniper Networks. "The transition to multi-cloud
doesn't have to be a long and drawn-out process. Through our
5-step multi-cloud migration framework, Juniper Networks is
also providing enterprises the required building blocks that
facilitate the transition and bring best practices to each
stage along the way."
In addition, the company also announced a number of
enhancements to its branch portfolio, with a number of new
capabilities being added to its Contrail SD-WAN solution, using
NFX Series, SRX Series and vSRX Series WAN Edge devices with
Contrail Service Orchestration.
To help the way customers can deploy their campus, the
company has also expanded its campus portfolio via a resell
agreement with a global Wifi leader, Aerohive Networks, and has
expanded its partnership with the reseller to provide a
cloud-managed, wired, wireless and WAN solution.
Juniper sky Enterprise integrates with
Aerohive’s Cloud Services APIs and its HiveManager
Network System to provide a 'single pane of glass’
to monitor the entire campus network. The solution also gives
customers choice of deployment models which includes: public
cloud, private cloud or on-premise.
"As enterprises continue to struggle with managing multiple
network silos, Juniper Networks is building on its secure and
automated multi-cloud strategy by enabling enterprise customers
to leverage a common, open architecture from the data centre to
the campus. Additionally, Juniper’s 5-step
multi-cloud migration framework provides enterprises with a set
of best practices, natural technology insertions, and
recommended products and services to more easily complete the
journey to a secure and automated multi-cloud," said Chris
DePuy, founder and technology analyst at 650 Group.
As for the enhancements to the branch portfolio, Juniper is
expanding its Contrail SD-WAN capabilities with added support
for fine-grained Application Quality of Experience and
active-active clustering for Juniper’s NFX and SRX
series branch devices. In addition, the company is also
expanding its 5-step multi-cloud migration framework to include
evolution paths for campus and branch networks.
"Enterprise campus networks are embarking on the largest
upgrade cycle in about 20 years. We estimate over 1 billion
Ethernet switch ports will be refreshed in the coming years,
which places Juniper’s launch timing on its EX4600
and multi-cloud capability early in this massive upgrade
cycle," Tam Dell’Oro, founder of