To stay profitable, service providers need to launch customizable services, but rapid innovation requires a level of agility that can only come from service virtualization and automation.
Find out how Contrail Cloud, Juniper’s NFV platform, can help service providers simplify service provisioning operations, scale with elastic infrastructure, and create custom combinations to launch new services at lower cost and lower risk.
Service providers today are facing a multitude of network challenges that hinder their ability to stay competitive. Foremost among these challenges is a rigid service delivery infrastructure and operating costs that seldom align with revenue. And compounding the problems, network operations are increasingly complex and expensive to maintain, driving up total cost of ownership (TCO).
Juniper solves these problems with a carrier-grade Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution that combines a dynamic cloud orchestration system with a supporting reference architecture based on virtualization and programmability.
We enhance our NFV solution with built-in automation capability that’s powered by machine learning to optimize your distributed cloud infrastructure and virtualized network functions (VNFs), remediating any potential failures to help you deliver on your SLAs.
The solution also comprises dynamic cloud orchestration with highly scalable connectivity. The result is a production-ready suite of NFV capabilities that intelligently orchestrates and automates the provisioning and operation of network functions, both virtualized and physical.
To help you deploy the NFV solution, our Juniper Professional Services team joins forces with expert partners to lower your risk and ensure quick results. The solution enables you to reduce errors and TCO through automation while improving visibility and simplifying your operations. You also gain increased agility through virtualization, allowing you to align your costs with revenue.
Contrail Networking provides dynamic end-to-end networking policy and control for any cloud, any workload, and any deployment, from a single user interface. It translates abstract workflows into specific policies, simplifying the orchestration of virtual overlay connectivity across all environments. You can apply and control end-to-end policies across physical and virtual environments.
Contrail Networking’s software-defined networking(SDN) capability, based on the open-source network virtualization project Tungsten Fabric, enables you to securely deploy your workloads in any environment. It offers continuous overlay connectivity to any workload, running on any compute technologies from traditional bare-metal servers, virtual machines, to containers.The unified operations and management tool, Contrail Command, is a simple-to-use interface.
You can operate and manage end-to-end networking and security policies, delivered by Contrail Security, across all environments from the centralized location. Cloud-native workloads can be highly portable and distributed, potentially existing in multiple locations, on-premises, or in the public cloud.
Contrail Networking works with managed Kubernetes offerings, such as Amazon EKS and Google Anthos, and can bring enhanced networking, security, and visualization to these environments.
In the case of legacy workloads that can’t be migrated to containers, open-source project KubeVirt allows full virtual machines (VMs) to be run as pods in a Kubernetes cluster. Contrail Networking enables those workloads to share the same ubiquitous virtual networking and security policies alongside cloud-native applications.
Contrail Networking is also integrated with Contrail Cloud for service providers. It enables you to run high-performance Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) with always-on reliability so that you can deliver innovative services with greater agility.
Future-proof for the multicloud era with open SDN solutions that provide abstracted control, automated workflows, and security. Centralized control for Juniper routing, switching, and security devices across physical and virtual infrastructures, with intent-driven management and visibility into multicloud environments.
Solutions that Matter with SDN and NFV
In the market today, the hype curve around SDN and NFV solutions is at an extreme high. Looking at two solutions from Juniper with Cloud CPE and Telco Cloud, let’s examine how an agile and open framework delivers services faster and automated.
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With the Juniper NFV solution architecture, you gain the freedom to choose the components and network elements that are right for your business. This carrier-grade solution ensures reliability and security, combined with Web 2.0 attributes for scalability and agility.
Our NFV solution framework incorporates:
Our commitment to an open-platform, DevOps approach helps you stay flexible and minimize risks by avoiding vendor lock-in. These elements enable a platform to rapidly deliver new services to market
Our NFV solution is ready today to address new business use cases such as virtual CPE (vCPE), managed security services, and VNFs such as virtual provider edge (vPE).
Contrail offers intelligent networking, increased security, and advanced analytics—all with automation—for multicloud and telco cloud.
Contrail Family product applications support secure multicloud, service orchestration, open SDN, and more.
A high-speed data collection engine produces comprehensive and prescriptive analytics. You get detailed infrastructure telemetry information through large-scale ingestion and querying of structured and unstructured data. You can also get real-time and historical data availability using simple REST APIs.
Automated virtual network resource provisioning, configuration, and operation of networking and security resources minimizes manual intervention while improving operational efficiency and cutting operational costs.
Dynamic service chaining creates policy-driven, software-controlled, on-demand service chain customization based on your business policies.
The software architecture expands elastically and handles failures gracefully, providing anytime cloud availability for operating, activating, and managing your application workloads.
The current network transition is confronting network operators with enormous traffic growth, ballooning costs and increased complexity—all while revenue has flattened. Juniper Networks understands that networks are becoming more complex, making operational transformation a matter of survival in the 5G era.
The Juniper Secure Automated Cloud solution is simple to design, simple to implement and simple to operate. It capitalizes on inherent advantages of last-mile connectivity by adding cloud-native analytics, telemetry, orchestration and management capabilities to continuously innovate and deliver a new wave of revenue-generating services.
The Multicloud Enabler solution helps businesses develop and deploy containers for applications and services using Juniper Networks Contrail Enterprise Multicloud, Red Hat OpenStack Platform as the IaaS in private clouds and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform as the container platform to connect and monitor workloads across private clouds and multiple public clouds with a unified Software-Defined Network (SDN).
Multicloud Enabler powered by Red Hat and Juniper is designed to simplify and eliminate deployment and operation complexities while maintaining an open and more secure cloud environment.
Contrail Enterprise Multicloud enables advanced analytics to monitor and analyze the entireinfrastructure, rendering operations simpler and more effective. Contrail Enterprise Multicloud provides comprehensive, real-time visibility into the multicloud environment, along with intent-based analytics that allow for automated, preventative remediation in real-time.
Contrail® Service Orchestration (CSO) software designs, creates, and coordinates a secured WAN service. CSO is highly available, scales easily, and supports multitenancy with role-based access. Multitenancy separates customer tenancies and creates a more personalized experience.
For communication service providers (CSPs), multitenancy is fundamental to building out SD-WAN and enterprise services, increasing competitiveness, and enabling real profits. As managed service providers look to deliver SD-WAN services, and as enterprises seek assurances that these services can be delivered across all locations, the resulting platform must be agile and capable of scaling cost effectively.
While simpler SD-WAN systems offer single tenancy scale and basic reliability, CSO’s foundational microservices architecture ensures cloud-grade reliability and scalability to enable multitenancy and ensure high availability and high performance.
Contrail Service Orchestration includes a web-based management interface for defining policies, managing locations, visualizing performance behavior, and automating the provisioning and management of devices running within the SD-WAN environment.
With Juniper’s cloud-managed SD-WAN, customers do not need to run or maintain the CSO component of the SD-WAN solution. Customers may also deploy CSO using an on-premises version.Contrail Service Orchestration is a powerful software platform bridging many enterprise and multitenant service provider solutions including secure SD-WAN, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), telco cloud, and more.
It’s available as an on-premises product and a cloud-managed service.
Contrail Service Orchestration designs, secures, automates, and runs the entire service life cycle across SRX Series next-generation firewalls and NFX Series Network Services Platforms. It integrates and federates with Mist Cloud for seamless Wi-Fi management.
It’s also a service orchestrator for the vSRX Virtual Firewall, available in public cloud marketplaces such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. The automation enabled by Contrail Service Orchestration helps to simplify your operations, providing reliability and agility while extending visibility across your multicloud network.
SD-WAN as a growth platform—Contrail Service Orchestration enables you to chart a course to SD-WAN by integrating full-stack security, monitoring, and third-party network services. At the network branch, our NFX Series serves as a universal CPE x86-powered platform, enabling you to consolidate cable-chained appliances and stop swivel-chair management from multiple interfaces.
Mist WAN assurance driven by Mist AI, and more with Mist Cloud—Contrail Service Orchestration federates with Mist Cloud, giving you access to WAN assurance. Provide superior user and application experiences and bring additional insight, automation, and actions driven by Mist AI to your WAN.
Specific features include customizable service-level expectations to optimize user experiences, event correlation for end-to-end troubleshooting across your WLAN, LAN, and WAN, and the industry’s first AI-driven Virtual Network Assistant (Marvis) for deep insight and proactive, self-driving network operations.
Mist Cloud also enables you to manage wired LAN fabrics and security based on EX Series Ethernet Switches and Mist Wi-Fi APs. Seamlessly transition between the Contrail and Mist user interfaces in a context-sensitive way for unified WAN and LAN—wired and wireless—operations.
Simplified, managed services—Service providers can simplify and automate the design, development, delivery, and management of their managed services portfolio using Contrail Service Orchestration.
With the EX Series, NFX Series, and SRX Series, Contrail Service Orchestration integrates cloud-based or virtual network functions to power solutions such as managed security, managed SD-WAN, and multiservice managed solutions.
Pervasive, always-on security—Managing your WAN edge policy at scale and end to end from the cloud to the branch, campus, and data center is all controlled through Contrail Service Orchestration. In addition to connecting, scaling, and securing WAN topologies and services, Contrail Service Orchestration directs application-aware handling and deep security inspection, enforcement, and analytics across all managed devices.
Open extensibility and interoperability—Contrail Service Orchestration uses open standards, provides open APIs, and integrates easily into existing routing architectures and operations or business support systems (OSS/BSS). It has options for self-service networking, and can be branded and extended with customizations for your tenants’ ease.
Manage software-defined WAN and security all from one place.
Self-manage the software or go controllerless with cloud-managed Contrail Service Orchestration or a Juniper partner-managed service; eliminate barriers to deployment and remove complexity from software operations
Create dynamic full- and partial-mesh topologies; in routing hub-and-spoke designs, both hubs and spokes can be physical or virtual devices in the cloud.
Take advantage of active-passive hybrid WAN connection types with dynamic SD-WAN management; boost branch reliability with up to two clustered active-active CPEs and their uplinks.
Maximize your experience—from creating workflows, to comprehending data, to coding automation.
Analyze, appraise, adjust, and automate traffic through the multitenant portal and APIs, optimizing the experience and economics down to the application and user.
Provide a personalized user experience with customized service onboarding and tenant profiles.
Catalog new services in minutes to quickly meet tenant demands.
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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, 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.
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NFV Service Edge: Subscriber aware traffic steering for today's cable-cloud environment.
Converged Super-Core Architecture: Gaining network efficiency through flatter networks and SDN controls.
High-Speed Provider Edge: Faster performance and simplified management accelerate time-to-market for innovative new services and improve profitability.
SDN: Open solution for cloud and NFV that improved business agility with predictable security, high availability, high performance and automation.
As a cable operator, you’re a master of high-bandwidth, interactive service delivery. Your expertise in building and maintaining modern, high-capacity networks has helped you cost-effectively deliver voice, video, and Internet services to millions of subscribers and connect hundreds of millions of attached devices to content, applications, and services.
Now, as you explore expanding into additional markets, new competitive pressure is mounting from telcos, over-the-top (OTT) TV providers, and wireless carriers. Your network must become more agile and automated, so you can differentiate yourself effectively with service customization and improved service quality.
Juniper’s end-to-end packet network architecture for cable helps multiple-system operators (MSOs) achieve these goals and create new revenue streams. Our solutions:
All these capabilities streamline network management and enable quicker service provisioning. Juniper innovation in silicon, systems, and software helps ensure that you have the bandwidth and service scalability that your company needs as you embrace new markets and sharpen your competitive edge.
Single platform for integrated online FCAPS management.
Multivendor integration for fast network autodiscovery.
Unprecedented scalability to handle regional, national, and intercontinental network topologies
Powerful conformance checking to ensure compliance and address any configuration management needs.
Performance management to tune the network for increased efficiency, trending analysis, and problem prevention.
Powerful fault management tools to quickly detect and diagnose issues in the network.