Juniper Networks is pleased to once again be named a leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center and Cloud Networking for the third consecutive year.
Juniper exists to bring simplicity to IT, enabling business-critical networks to be deployed and operated seamlessly at scale. As their customers transition to SaaS-based applications hosted in multiple environments, we believe Juniper is leading the charge with world-class products, solutions and services specifically designed for optimizing experience in the modern cloud era. Gartner’s 2020 data center and cloud networking report highlights the completeness of vision and the ability to execute in the most important network environments. For the third year in a row, they are recognized as a Magic Quadrant Leader. We believe this recognition comes from Juniper’s proven attributes, including automated fabrics, AI-driven insight, best-in-class security and scalable 400G designs.
“We think Gartner’s latest data center networking report validates Juniper’s vision and our ability to execute in the most important network environments,” said Manoj Leelanivas, Chief Product Officer at Juniper Networks. “We believe our recognition as a Leader for the third year in a row comes from Juniper’s proven attributes, including automated fabrics, AI-driven insight, best-in-class security and scalable 400G designs. As technology leaders are driving the digital transformation of their business and rethinking how they measure the advancement of their data center and cloud infrastructure, I take great pride in how Juniper has continued to empower our customers in innovative new ways.”
Juniper helps its customers modernize their data centers with a broad security and networking portfolio engineered with automation and visibility to ease operations. With measurable use cases across almost every vertical including Finance, Healthcare and Government, Juniper experienced a 17 percent Y/Y increase in switching revenue in Q4 2019, including the Juniper Networks QFX Series switches which experienced record orders. This growth contributed to the $1.6B in enterprise revenue in 2019.
Automating the Data Center
Juniper helps customers modernize their data centers with their broad security and networking portfolio engineered with automation and visibility to ease operations. Customers choose them to scale and add agility with automation that begins with fabrics and extends to workflows. Juniper fabric management is intent-based and built with the cloud in mind.
With Juniper’s single switching line that features Junos everywhere, their customers are deploying the industry-forward, standards-based architecture of EVPN. The richness and granularity of Junos telemetry prepare their customers to leverage AI and ML to transform data center operations. AI starts with good data, and with Junos and their telemetry heritage, their customers are ready to apply automation along with AI to transform data center networking for application experience.
Application Experience is the New Uptime
Technology leaders are driving the digital transformation of their business and across all industries, which is causing leaders to rethink how they measure the advancement of their data center and cloud infrastructure. While uptime has long been the gold standard of what matters most, this might not provide a full picture. Just because the network is passing traffic, doesn’t mean that users are happy. Instead, users should also rightfully demand a fast and uninterrupted response with assured security.
Juniper Networks is working with their customers and partners in applying automation to assist operations in delivering the application experience. For example, Juniper's solutions unify network and application-level telemetry along with AI-driven insights to provide a knowledge graph describing behavior in a holistic way. They design these solutions with simplicity and openness in mind without the lock-in of monolithic architectures.
Security and Scalability
Juniper also enables its customers to solve some of their hardest security problems. Their products and solutions extend security to all connection points across the network and cloud to safeguard users, applications and infrastructure. By enabling enforcement in existing and virtual devices, the network becomes a distributed security blanket that stops threats at the point of attack.
In addition, Juniper’s engineering teams continue to focus on greater scalability for the data center and cloud. They’ve invested extensively in innovation programs from silicon to hardware to software—Juniper’s products are ready now for the transition that their customers want to make to 400G, and honestly must make to remain in the top of their class. In fact, many of their largest customers are testing these solutions today. Juniper’s 400G DC switching and routing solutions stand apart in operational scale and the flexibility of their wholly redesigned modular OS along with hardware running at nearly line rate over the wide area network, even with encryption turned on.
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