Juniper platforms added to AWS marketplace

01 December 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Juniper Networks’ virtual routing and security platforms are now available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace, accelerating enterprises’ migration to the cloud.

Enterprises are able to deploy the latest versions of the carrier-grade vMX routing and vSRX Virtual Firewall functions and will also have the option to purchase services on-demand via an annual or hourly subscription directly from the AWS marketplace, or from Juniper Networks, through a bring your own licence (BYOL) model.

“As customers migrate and deploy mission-critical workloads on AWS, they want the same level of comprehensive security found in physical data centers without increasing complexity,” said Barry Russell, GM of global business development, AWS marketplace and catalogue services at Amazon Web Services.

“By listing its product on AWS Marketplace, Juniper Networks is enabling organisations to extend on-premises security policies to AWS, ensuring that their data is protected as they take full advantage of the scalability and agility of AWS.”

The platforms are integrated into AWS and are manageable through a single point, delivering the performance, management and scalability customers have come to expect from Juniper Networks, while at the same time, greatly simplifying policy enforcement and network operations for hybrid cloud deployments.

Paul Obsitnik, vice president of portfolio marketing at Juniper Networks, said: “In essence, while hardware serves as the bedrock for any IT environment, the software holds the key to unlocking unprecedented levels of business agility.”

According to research conducted in 2016 by IHS Markit, 53% of enterprise respondents in North America cite data security as the top barrier to adopting off-premises cloud security technologies, indicating the need for faster, more scalable virtual software solutions for securely routing or migrating workloads between private and public clouds.

Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., senior research director for data centre, cloud and SDN at IHS Markit, says security is of utmost concern to enterprises security. “Enterprise respondents indicated security was the top barrier to adopting off-premises cloud services. This will certainly drive the need for virtual firewalls to be easily accessible through availability in cloud service provider (CSP) application stores, such as AWS marketplace, making this an imperative for vendors."

Free trial and BYOL versions of vMX and vSRX are available now, with hourly and annual subscription pricing to be available in Q1 2017.