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Juniper Networks unveils Network as a Service enhancements

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

By combining best-in-class platform capabilities, such as a microservices cloud, open APIs and Mist AI, with new NaaS capabilities 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.

"Juniper's unique ability to combine cloud agility, flexibility and scale with AI-driven automation and insight has always made the AI-driven Enterprise portfolio ideal for our partners," sats Gordon Mackintosh, group VP, global channels and virtual sales at Juniper Networks.

"As a result, both MSPs and resellers have played a big role in the tremendous growth we have seen to date. By making it even easier for these partners to obtain and manage full stack networking services via the Juniper Mist cloud, our new NaaS capabilities promise to accelerate this momentum and increase our campus and branch market share," he says.

Ideal client-to-cloud platform for partners

Powered by 6th generation Mist AI and a modern microservices cloud, Junipers wired, wireless, security and SD-WAN solutions uniquely deliver proactive insights and automation across the full networking stack. Customisable 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 is also completely programmable with open APIs, ensuring seamless integration with existing NOC/SOC systems. In addition, Juniper fully integrates security with the networking fabric by extending visibility, threat intelligence and policy enforcement to every point of connection.

Products currently 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 all these capabilities, the Juniper solution is easy to deploy and scale, and flexible enough to meet the needs of both big and small customers alike, making it an ideal platform for managed wired, wireless, security and SD-WAN services.

Juniper brings more flexibility and insight to NaaS

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

Common portal with AI-driven operations dashboard
Juniper has uniquely consolidated wired, wireless and SD-WAN network management into a single, cloud-based portal with insights and automation driven by Mist AI. A new AI-driven dashboard provides a holistic, multitenant view into the real-time performance of wired, wireless and secure SD-WAN networks (e.g., customisable service levels by location). This allows network operators to continually optimise 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 than ever to operationalise the management of cloud subscriptions 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 (in any location) to maximise design flexibility and minimise 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). Plus, Juniper now offers periodic subscription services (e.g., monthly) on the AI-driven Enterprise portfolio in addition to previously available 1-, 3- and 5-year licenses. These options make it easier than ever to ensure that the Juniper solution fits the needs of all partners and customers, including the ability to fund a managed network service from both CAPEX and OPEX budgets.

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