Welcome TTK to the Juniper Family. TTK (TransTeleCom), a major communication provider in Russia that operates one of the country’s largest fibre networks, has contracted with Juniper Networks to purchase its MX Series 3D Universal Edge routers. TTK uses the routers to provide the Ethernet bandwidth required to ensure high-speed connectivity while delivering innovative applications and services. Read more at http://bit.ly/vN8O9D.
Also the buzz around what Juniper is doing around OpenFlow continues. Several good press pickups over the weekend. http://bit.ly/uk4CiH
While Some Networking Companies Talk a Good Game – Juniper Networks Delivers on The Promise of OpenFlow
Today Juniper announced that we are making the source code that drives our OpenFlow application, built on the Junos Software Development Kit (SDK), available to our SDK developers. This is simply another tool that we provide our customers and the broader developer community who want to build or extend functionality using OpenFlow.
At Juniper, we are committed to continuous innovation through exploration of emerging technologies, and in 2010 integrated an OpenFlow protocol client into our products.
The Junos SDK-based application is now available to Junos SDK partners who want to use or extend this functionality.
So while other networking companies are just talking about OpenFlow and their future plans – We are delivering on our promise of Innovation.
Read more here - http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=MW&date=20111026&id=14438668
The momentum is starting to build around QFabric. Last week we discussed Bell Canada adopting the technology, this week its Arrow Enterprise.
Arrow is continuing their established leadership position in the data center. They have decided to distribute the full range of networking and data center solutions from Juniper Networks.
Customers want innovation and Arrow has definitely teamed up with the thought leader in this space.
Read more at http://bit.ly/rwsiQL.
Bell Canada (www.bell.ca) has implemented Juniper’s QFabric architecture to offer data center solutions to Bell’s managed services hosting customers. Using Juniper’s single-tier data center fabric, Bell will provide customers with a comprehensive portfolio of hosted services solutions.
“As private clouds become a more viable option for enterprises that need to cut costs yet stay competitive, the QFabric architecture provides a single layer solution, eliminating scaling complexities on the backend while allowing businesses to achieve a new level of application and computing performance,” said R.K. Anand, executive vice president and general manager of data center business unit at Juniper Networks. “This is made possible through QFabric’s inherently simple design that requires fewer components and eases data center operations to deliver maximum uptime for Bell Canada customers.”
Read more here http://bit.ly/nNTstd
When considering a vendor, one should stop and consider the underlying architecture of their product. Is it based on a sound foundation that has been proven and tested over time or is a collection of components that have been acquired over the years?
If properly designed, the architecture should serve as an important tool that aids your organization in the reasoning, analysis, and growth – not only for your current system(s) but also for your future requirements. In too many cases, organizations simply buy into a vendors Marketecture without taking the time to understand the basic philosophy and principles on which the system was designed.
It’s important to distinguish between a vendors Architecture and their Marketecture. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we’ll ponder the differences and give examples of how you can separate fact from fiction in this space. In the mean time, I invite you to read about the War Ship Vasa http://hem.bredband.net/johava/WASAe.htm. This will be the case study that is used to highlight the effects of not having a sound architecture and the consequences of using a vendor who uses the terms Architecture and Marketecture in an interchangeable manner.
Junosphere is a new virtual environment that lets companies “rent” networks for as little as $50 per day. The lab lets network operators create and run networks on-demand, enabling network modeling, testing and planning at a large scale. Operators can create and model virtual networks running the Junos operating system as a substitute for or supplement to physical test labs, eliminating significant power, cooling and space requirements.
Juniper also introduced Junosphere Connector, an optional application that enables users to connect its Junosphere networks to physical networks or lab environments.
Stay tuned – we will have more information about how the developer community can also use Junosphere to create network based applications.
For over a year now, we have been talking about the power of software in the network space. This week at JavaOne we had the opportunity to show the world what we have been talking about. Incredible demonstrations from our partners who are building cutting edge solutions using the Junos and Space SDKs.
Dave Ward gave a killer keynote on the Programmable Network and to top off the week, Bob Muglia joins Juniper as the head of our software division.
Checkout the interview below in Wired Magazine.
The network holds critical and valuable information needed to influence user experience. The capability of incorporating real-time network analytics and programming the internet is rapidly emerging in new toolchains for application developers. This enables open application models and development platforms that use many new orchestration systems. The amount of information available for use by applications to deliver fine-tuned experiences is going to be commonplace in these leading edge software platforms. This access to network information offers developers more opportunity for value and differentiation in their applications and services. The first movers to understand this will have vast advantages over others.
Tomorrow morning in is keynote, David Ward, Chief Architect & CTO of the Platform Systems Division at Juniper will dig into the architectures, protocols and platform landscape and describing how programmable networking is critical to application development.
If you are at the show stop by out booth – we are giving away free t-shirts.