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Juniper Cloud-Native Router 23.3 Cover Page


Juniper Cloud-Native Router (JCNR) is a containerized implementation of Juniper control and forwarding planes. The JCNR consists of modular components including a control plane (JCNR-Controller), forwarding plane (JCNR-vRouter), and JCNR-CNI. The control plane provides a Junos-based management framework, while the JCNR-vRouter, a DPDK-based forwarding plane, decouples forwarding from the Linux kernel, thus allowing faster forwarding and more scalability. JCNR-CNI provides the network interfaces in software that allow JCNR to network with other containers, VMs, and physical devices. Together, these elements provide flexibility, programmability, and scalability for the coming generations of 5G installations.


  • Baremetal servers—RHEL 8.4, 8.5, or 8.6, and Rocky Linux 8.6

  • Red Hat OpenShift 4.12

  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) 1.25

  • Google Cloud Platform (Rocky Linux 8.8)

  • Wind River Cloud Platform 22.12