Juniper Networks introduces Unite Architecture for enterprise networks

NEW DELHI: Juniper Networks has introduced Juniper Networks Unite, a new reference architecture that provides network infrastructure solutions required to modernize enterprise campus and branch networks into cloud-enabled service platforms. Based on Juniper’s latest networking software, systems and cloud services, Juniper Unite will deliver network architecture for enterprises looking to deploy cloud applications and services through a network management platform.

Everything is moving to the cloud. From public to private and hybrid, enterprises are making cloud their default operating model for applications and services. This makes enterprise campus networks even more critical as an on-ramp to cloud-based applications. “Network infrastructure must be able to support emerging highly virtualized, intelligent, application-aware enterprise and cloud-based communications requirements. The multi-faceted demands that new infrastructure and application strategies place on the network cannot be overstated,” said Danellie Young, research director and Bjarne Munch, principal research analyst at Gartner.

The Juniper Unite architecture provides the building blocks required to modernize enterprise network infrastructure and support new deployment and management paradigms, for customers to experience the same automation as in MetaFabric-enabled data center and cloud environments.

Comprising enterprise switching, security, and routing products and software technologies, as well as third-party solutions through the Open Convergence Framework (OCF), Juniper Networks Unite provides architecture to build and manage the cloud-enabled enterprise. The latest technology innovations in the architecture include Junos Fusion Enterprise, enhancements to Junos Space Network Director as well as advancements to the Juniper Networks EX9200 line of programmable Ethernet switches.

Juniper also introduced its latest security solutions as part of Juniper Networks Unite, including Juniper Networks Sky Advanced Threat Prevention, new Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways and significant modernization of Junos Space Security Director. These security solutions will offer customers the automation required to defend against any threat across enterprise networks.

  • Junos Fusion Enterprise, a new open architecture, based on the 802.1BR industry standard, that when combined with EX Series Ethernet switches, will enable the configuration and management of the entire distributed enterprise network as a single network entity. Junos Fusion Enterprise will allow customers to collapse multiple network layers, including an on-premises data center, into one cloud-enabled enterprise network.
  • Junos Space Network Director centralizes network control and automation: With additions to Network Director, customers will be able to manage one or more Junos Fusion Enterprise fabric groups, including full life cycle management, for network control and automation across the distributed enterprise.
  • EX9200 Programmable Ethernet Switch Enhancements: The EX9200 is the core aggregation device for Junos Fusion Enterprise and is used for enterprise deployment. New modular line cards will provide customers with expanded deployment options including 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity.
  • Open Convergence Framework: The Juniper Networks Open Convergence Framework integrates technology for wireless local area network, unified communications, and security. Juniper provides integrated offerings with wireless vendors including Aerohive Networks, Aruba Networks and Ruckus Wireless.

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