The Juniper Cloud Metro is a single, multiservice architecture that gives you the power to deliver consistently assured user experiences for distributed cloud services. Through network slicing, service-aware technologies, and cloud-scale capabilities, you can meet or exceed user expectations for every service you deliver—while eliminating the costs and complexity of siloed metro architectures and operations.
The 5G, IoT, and cloud era brings incredible revenue-generating opportunities for network operators, along with daunting new challenges. While metro traffic is growing 4x faster than any other place in the network, existing capacity can’t meet the demands of ultra-low latency enterprise applications. Resources and services are getting more distributed.
The lines between domains are blurring. And separate architectures for business, residential, and mobile services no longer make sense. You can’t overcome these challenges with a metro network designed for yesterday’s static transport and aggregation needs. You need a network that performs more like a cloud data center than a traditional metro network.
Networking dynamics are changing fast! The emergence of 5G, IoT, and distributed edge services is forcing the convergence of metro, edge, and cloud as operators grapple to acclimate to increasing levels of traffic that stays within the metro. All this disruption has made the metro the hotbed of innovation and transformation.
Networks primarily designed for connectivity will not keep pace as service level agreements (SLAs) evolving. The pursuit of experience-first networking will increasingly dive service and resource virtualization to enable service instantiations that are strategic placed across network to optimize performance and user experience. The application of closed-loop automation and the pursuit of new benchmarks for service assurance will redefine what is meant by operational simplicity.
Juniper’s Cloud Metro solution is uniquely AI-enabled, cloud-delivered, and integrated with zero trust securityand active assurance testing and monitoring. Our solution delivers future-proof performance while lowering power consumption by up to 77 percent and reducing device onboarding time from hours to minutes.
As the “new edge” where connectivity, distributed cloud, and customer experiences converge, metro networks face traffic growth of 500 percent by 20271. Expanded security threats, talent shortages, and new ITU standards for reducing carbon emissions are also changing metro requirements.
Amid these conditions, operators can’t sustain the current cost per bit of service delivery for long. Juniper Cloud Metro applies cloud principles to metro networks, enabling sustainable business growth with future-proof systems, architecture, and AI-enabled automation as a service.
Enter Juniper Cloud Metro, an Experience-First Networking solution built on:
This session discusses Cloud Metro architecture, providing architectural details for different use cases: MEF (Business Ethernet) services, backhauling for residential subscriber management services, using various methods (FTTH, EVPN-VPWS, EVPN FXC, Pseudowire Head-End termination, …), unified PON,mobile transport (fronthaul, midhaul, backhaul), with network slicing.
We will also provide some insight into real customer case studies based on cloud metro architecture.
Metro Ethernet is an Ethernet transport network (shown in Figure 1) that provides point-to-point or multipoint connectivity services over a metropolitan area network (MAN). Ethernet originated as a LAN technology, and became a replacement for low-speed WAN technologies.
Business, residential, and mobile subscribers select Ethernet services from service providers because of its cost effectiveness, flexibility, and simplicity. Service providers use Metro Ethernet to:
Ethernet business services and direct public cloud access have been growing at double-digit rates for the past several years, and there’s no end in sight.
Offering a lower cost per bit and bandwidth scalability, Ethernet’s popularity is also being fueled by unprecedented network traffic growth. Video usage, mobility, the shift from TDM to IP networking, cloud services, smart cities, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the primary generators of that growth.
Ethernet services have been able to proliferate to meet these needs in part thanks to the MEF Forum’s CE 2.0 specifications. These standards enable providers to grow their businesses by interconnecting their performance-assured services across local, regional, national, and international networks.
In turn, Ethernet business services in the metro are expected to grow the fastest of all the network market segments in both the number of connection endpoints and network traffic volumes supported. Revenues are expected to reach $65 billion globally by 2020 and account for the proliferation of data centers within metro areas for IP video caching, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments, and cloud services.
Cloud Exchange Networks
With cloud exchange networks , you can augment Ethernet resources by sharing them with multiple customers. Instead of committing bandwidth to each customer, you can dynamically allocate bandwidth as needed enabling you to maximize network utilization and reduce infrastructure costs.
We can help you address these challenges with our MEF CE 2.0-certified business and direct public cloud access Ethernet solutions. Deliver your services with:
Metro Ethernet over Seamless MPLS
You can run Ethernet services over your MPLS network from the core to the access segment. It provides service flexibility and scaling of the MAN where you can terminate Metro Ethernet services at any point in the network.
Metro Ethernet over Optical Transport Networks
Juniper Networks offers many single-platform, packet-based solutions that include either fixed (built-in) or modular (line card) options to deploy optical (DWDM) services from the same platform. This enables longer reach transport between network elements, or traffic hand-off to an optical network (e.g., reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM)).
ACX Series Universal Access Routers
These compact, power-efficient, and MEF CE 2.0–certified Carrier Ethernet access and aggregation routers offer rich Layer 2, Layer 3, and MPLS features, programmability, and Ethernet OAM support.
MX Series Universal 3D Routers
These routers offer high performance for converged residential, mobile, and Metro Ethernet services on a single platform.
In telecom networks worldwide, Metro is the hotbed of innovation driving today’s digital experience. Juniper’s Amit Bhardwaj, Director of Product Management, provides enlightening insight to Metro trends, evolving services, disruptive influences and available architectural transformations that can change monumental challenges into paradigm shifting opportunities to reinvent and supercharge service provider business models.
New 5G experiences will not only generate an explosion in traffic, but also change the traffic patterns in known and unknown ways. Yesterday’s capacity forecasting models – which involve making big upfront investments to build for peaks – just won’t work anymore.
Service providers need an IP fabric that can deliver massive capacity, on-demand scalability where needed, network slicing and stringent timing – all without compromising carrier-grade reliability or security.