Juniper Networks announced it has been positioned as a Leader in “The Forrester Wave: Hardware Platforms For Software-Defined Networking, Q1 2018,” a new report published by Forrester Research, Inc.
As enterprises migrate to the cloud, it will be important that they build open and flexible platforms that promote programmability and automation to simplify network and application operations. Juniper Networks’ software-defined networking (SDN) technology is simplifying the way network operators migrate to the cloud and multi-cloud by providing an approach that is inherently open, agile and easily automated. This enables enterprises to build on open and programmable data centre networks.
According to the report, “Juniper Networks is a company with a strong presence in the telecommunications industry and a product portfolio, based on a single OS, JunosOS, that extends from the data centre to the campus edge. This FreeBSD-based operating system is disaggregated and runs on a virtualized Linux environment. Within the data centre, customers would use Juniper’s QFX series switches. The company has its own management solution for traditional switch management, and customers can choose Juniper’s Contrail or OpenContrail controllers for a central point of automation.
Customers that want to automate the entire network with a consistent OS, from the data centre to the business edge, should look to Juniper Networks.”
Juniper Networks was among nine players evaluated in Forrester’s 40-criteria evaluation of data centre hardware platforms for software-defined networking. Juniper was cited as a Leader with the highest scores in the operating system and programmability categories.