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. Compounding those 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 turnkey software cloud management system and a supporting reference architecture based on virtualization and programmability.
- A programmable cloud reference architecture that leverages Contrail for a turnkey management and orchestration platform.
- MetaFabric™ architecture to provide an agile and intelligent foundation for cloud-based data centers.
- Intelligent Services Edge to give you visibility and control in software-defined networks (SDN).
- Virtualized network functions (VNFs) on our vSRX and vMX virtual platforms.
- Customer premises equipment to securely extend VNFs with the NFX250 Network Services Platform.
- Management systems to simplify network, switching, and security functions.
With the Juniper NFV solution architecture, you gain the freedom to choose the components and network elements that are right for your business. The carrier-grade solution ensures reliability and security, combined with Web 2.0 attributes for scalability and agility.
Our NFV solution is ready today to address new business use cases such as virtual CPE (vCPE), managed security services, and Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) such as virtual Provider Edge.
vMX is a true MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router that is optimized to run as software on x86 servers. It helps service providers and enterprises quickly and economically address their requirements with carrier-class routing and a DevOps style service-focus to the network.
The vMX virtual MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router extends 15+ years of Juniper Networks edge routing expertise to the virtual realm. The vMX is a full-featured, carrier-grade router with complete control, forwarding and management planes. It runs the Junos Operating System, and supports vTrio packet handling and forwarding by compiling the programmable Junos Trio chipset microcode for x86 chipsets.
The vMX supports sophisticated routing services, including vPE and vCPE, and is ideally suited for rapid service scale out and agile service introduction and modification for both service provider and enterprise applications. With its granular, ‘pay as you grow’ licensing model, the vMX reduces the risk associated with new market entry and service innovation and allows you to start small, move fast, and stay profitable. Not only is it an ideal platform for markets and applications that are difficult to serve with traditional hardware routers, it is also a great option for proof of concept validation, lab testing and feature and release certification.
The vSRX delivers core firewall, networking, advanced security, and automated lifecycle management capabilities for enterprises and service providers. The industry’s fastest virtual security platform, the vSRX offers firewall speeds up to 17 Gbps using only two virtual CPUs, providing scalable, secure protection across private, public, and hybrid clouds.
Data centers increasingly rely on server virtualization to deliver services faster and more efficiently than ever before. But with virtualization comes a new set of security risks.
These vulnerabilities call for a new breed of security solution—one that can keep pace with evolving threats while providing the agility, elasticity and cost savings that virtualized and cloud environments demand, without sacrificing reliability, visibility, or control.
The vSRX answers this challenge. Offering the same core firewall, networking, and advanced security features available in our physical SRX Series devices, the vSRX delivers a complete and integrated virtual security solution that includes core firewall, robust networking, advanced security services at Layers 4-7, and automated lifecycle management capabilities.
Automated provisioning capabilities, enabled through Junos® Space Virtual Director, let you quickly and efficiently deploy scalable firewall protection to meet the dynamic needs of virtualized and cloud environments. In addition, rich vSRX Junos APIs allow you to automate the management and orchestration of the vSRX using tools such as Netconf, Ansible, or Vagrant.
By combining the provisioning capabilities in Virtual Director with the power of Junos Space Security Director, you can also improve policy configuration, management, and visibility for both physical and virtual assets through a common, centralized platform. Security Director provides a single pane of glass for managing firewall policies consistently across vSRX and SRX Series platforms.
For service providers and organizations that deploy service-oriented applications, the vSRX presents a portfolio of virtualized network and security services such as firewall, VPN, Network Address Translation (NAT), intrusion prevention system (IPS), AppSecure, and unified threat management (UTM), supporting a variety of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) use cases.
The vSRX also supports Juniper Contrail, OpenContrail, and third-party SDN solutions, and can integrate with next-generation cloud orchestration tools such as OpenStack.
Contrail Cloud Platform is a foundational element of Juniper's open cloud networking and NFV solutions. It combines the automation capabilities of Contrail Networking with Juniper’s OpenStack distribution, providing a turnkey cloud orchestration platform for creating, scaling, and seamlessly joining open, intelligent, and reliable OpenStack clouds through intelligent and secure networks.
Juniper Networks Contrail Cloud Platform is an integrated turnkey cloud management platform that is hardened from open source technologies including OpenStack, OpenContrail, Ceph, and Puppet. It is a foundational element of Juniper’s open cloud networking and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions.
The Contrail Cloud Platform automates the orchestration of compute, storage, and networking resources to create and scale open, intelligent, and reliable OpenStack clouds that seamlessly merge and hybridize through highly intelligent secure networks. These federated clouds enable you to create elastic infrastructures that meet dynamic business needs with speed and agility, increasing the availability and flexibility of the services you deliver to end users while improving operational excellence.
Contrail Cloud Platform differentiates itself by providing:
Avoids expensive vendor-lock with an open architecture that interoperates with a wide range compute, storage and networking hardware, virtualization schemes and cloud applications. You can start anywhere in your network with the ability to grow and evolve over time, with best-of-breed options to future-proof your infrastructure.
Delivers business agility, predictable operational excellence, and total cost of ownership (TCO) optimization through the intelligent automation of resource allocation and scaling, infrastructure configuration, and application life cycle management. It does this by establishing an application provisioning feedback loop in a policy-driven infrastructure powered by data-driven decisions.
Provides high availability, robust security, and elastic scalability to both the platform and cloud applications to deliver always-on reliability that any cloud needs to carry mission-critical business applications and data.