Expansion to Contrail portfolio and Juniper Extension Toolkit accelerates the adoption of intent-based networking
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - December 07, 2017) - Juniper Networks (
Networks have become more complex with the rise of diverse operating conditions that must serve a multitude of applications that often reside across multicloud environments. As network operators invest in scaling infrastructure cost-effectively to meet consumer and enterprise demands, complex programming languages that require highly skilled developers have been the only way to automate. Additionally, the underlying technology has only made small strides in simplifying human-to-machine interaction. Because of this, network automation adoption has slowed. In fact, in a recent study Juniper asked customers and partners to select the biggest barriers to automation:
Compounding the issue, network operators have traditionally only been able to analyze a small portion of all the network data available due to technology shortfalls, and for decades, networking has largely been an exercise in precisely specifying behavior, one configuration knob at a time, device by device. To solve for all of this, Juniper has unveiled Contrail Intent Bots and AppFormix Analytics Bots, both of which change the way network operators interact with the network.
"Operating a network is one of the most resource-intensive IT functions within any enterprise, cloud or service provider organization. Whether it's ongoing maintenance or moving workloads to the cloud or deploying new services, each step has traditionally required attention to detail and countless hours of planning and execution. Juniper Bots bring us closer to our vision for The Self-Driving Network, one that requires less human intervention and the ability to focus on more strategic business initiatives. To move at the speed of business, network operators need to spend less time precisely managing manual network knobs and levers, and more time expressing intent."
- Sally Bament, vice president, service provider marketing, Juniper Networks
"This announcement is clearly in the realm of what service providers and enterprises are likely to increasingly prioritize in the future -- network automation leveraging machine learning and AI. Juniper as a pre-eminent networking vendor appears to have taken the lead in making the vision of a Self-Driving Network a reality."
- Rajesh Ghai, Research Director, Carrier Network Infrastructure, IDC
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