Juniper Facilitates Adoption of AI-driven Networking with NaaS

Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, announced Network as a Service (NaaS) enhancements to its AIOps platform that facilitate the deployment and management of wired, wireless and secure SD-WAN network services via Juniper MSP and reseller partners.

By combining platform capabilities, such as a microservices cloud, open APIs and Mist AI, with NaaS abilities for easily procuring cloud services, managing cloud subscription licenses and assuring the best user experiences across diverse locations, the Juniper AI-driven Enterprise brings more flexibility, agility and insight to Juniper partners.

Powered by sixth-generation Mist AI and a modern microservices cloud, Juniper’s wired, wireless, security and SD-WAN solutions deliver proactive insights and automation across the full networking stack. Customizable service levels with visibility down to the client, application and session assure the best end-to-end user and operator experiences. The Juniper Mist platform also is programmable with open APIs, ensuring seamless integration with existing NOC/SOC systems. In addition, Juniper integrates security fully with the networking fabric by extending visibility, threat intelligence and policy enforcement to every point of connection.

Products delivered via a common cloud-hosted AI-driven solution include Juniper Mist wireless access points with Wi-Fi Assurance and indoor location subscription services, EX switches with Wired Assurance subscription service, Session Smart Routers and SRX firewalls with WAN Assurance subscription service and Marvis Virtual Network Assistant (VNA). With these capabilities, the Juniper solution is easy to deploy and scale, and flexible enough to meet the needs of big and small customers.

Juniper added new NaaS capabilities that further facilitate partners’ ability to deploy, operate and manage services via the cloud. These include:

  • Common portal with AI-driven operations dashboard. Juniper consolidated wired, wireless and SD-WAN network management into a single, cloud-based portal with insights and automation driven by Mist AI. An AI-driven dashboard provides a holistic, multitenant view into the real-time performance of wired, wireless and secure SD-WAN networks. This allows network operators to optimize end-user experiences from client-to-cloud, and it saves time and money with faster problem resolution and fewer on-site visits.
  • Flexible subscription management. Juniper makes it easier to operationalize the management of cloud subscription services. With this latest AI-driven Enterprise offering, all licenses are available in one location for scalable inventory management, and partners and customers can move licenses seamlessly between hardware devices to maximize design flexibility and minimize investment costs.
  • New payment and purchasing options. Juniper has evolved traditional financial schemas for managed services with new payment options that are available via Juniper Financial Services (JFS). Juniper offers periodic subscription services on the AI-driven Enterprise portfolio in addition to previously available one-, three- and five-year licenses. These options make it easier to ensure the Juniper solution fits the needs of partners and customers, including the ability to fund a managed network service from CAPEX and OPEX budgets.

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