At its 2015 Innovation Showcase, Juniper Networks, one of the leading names in network innovation, unveiled new products that deliver on the company’s vision and strategy for transforming networks so customers can capitalize on new growth opportunities brought on by the connected world. The continued expansion of cloud computing and the mobile Internet has caused an explosion of new devices, new traffic and new content that require intelligent, high performance networks to power and manage them. Juniper’s new solutions will deliver unprecedented levels of network performance, automation and scale that enterprises and service providers need to meet the growing demands placed on their IT infrastructure.
By 2020 there will be 7.6 billion Internet users[i] with 50 billion connected devices[ii], accessing data around the clock and around the globe. This indicates massive changes are needed across businesses and the network infrastructure to support the anticipated explosion in mobile data use with scale, reliability, security and cost-effectiveness. By delivering next generation software, silicon and systems that address these massive changes, Juniper’s customers will be well prepared for this accelerated pace of change.
2015 Innovation Showcase News Highlights
As outlined by newly-appointed executive vice president and general manager of Juniper Development and Innovation, Jonathan Davidson, Juniper’s new products target enterprises and service providers building agile, automated networks to manage exponential traffic growth. During his keynote, Davidson joined customers onstage to discuss how network innovation drives success in the face of rapidly changing business environments.
The new products announced include:
Scalable and Open Switching Platform with a Spine
The Juniper Networks® QFX10000, a new line of spine switches, will give data centers and cloud deployments of all sizes unparalleled physical and logical scale, performance and port density to grow flexibly alongside customer demands. Seamless integration with a range of orchestration, automation and management solutions from market leaders like VMware, as well as open source solutions, like OpenStack and OpenContrail, will simplify and automate network management and provisioning.
Converged Supercore Architecture to Revolutionize Routing Again
An enhanced Converged Supercore® Architecture, which is based on the PTX core router, will give service providers the ability to better manage their networks by combining the ExpressPlus chip, the industry’s most advanced new custom silicon, with improved hardware capacity and expanded software-based traffic optimization via the NorthStar Controller to achieve new levels of efficiency in IP networking.
Physical and Virtual SRX Firewalls to Stop Threats Faster
Express Path, a services offload capability for the SRX5000 Series Services Gateways, will dramatically boost throughput, reduce latency and improve session scalability to organizations, enabling the firewall to keep pace with the massive volumes of data traffic on the network.
“Juniper’s strategy and vision continues to resonate with our customers and partners who view network innovation as fundamental to their business in an increasingly connected world. The announcements today across our routing, switching, security and silicon portfolio reflect a major leap forward in both networking performance and automation – areas that are critical to helping customers transform their business models to capitalize on new growth opportunities,” said Rami Rahim, chief executive officer, Juniper Networks.