Juniper simplifies branch network deployment with SD technology
@JuniperNetworks Inc. is replacing the separate switches and appliances that drive a traditional branch network with all-in-one hardware that does everything through cloud-enabled software.
The #NFX250 Network Services Platform, introduced this week, is a server- router-switch combo that lets companies run software-defined (SD) third-party and customized network services, said Jennifer Blatnik, vice president of cloud, security and enterprise portfolio marketing. Juniper plans to release the SD technology within 30 days.
The NFX250 platform includes Juniper’s #ContrailServiceOrchestration software that companies use to deploy virtualized network services and manage their interactions with other components of the branch network. The services run on a Linux-based server.
The platform has software-defined WAN features for monitoring and managing traffic through network links. Running on the platform is Juniper’s SRX Series Services Gateways, which includes the vSRX virtual firewall, IP VPN, content filtering and threat management.