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  • Overview

    OpenLab is the place where you can join with Juniper engineers and technology specialists, and with your industry or academic peers, to learn about, work with, and push the boundaries of innovative SDN technology.

    Come to OpenLab to learn about the innovative network software technology and solutions that Juniper has to offer, and you will also be able and encouraged to take what you learn and engage in discussions of where it can go next.

    At OpenLab, you will have access to over 7,000 square feet of lab space, comprising a robust array of networking and software assets, and versatile collaboration and conference space, to explore, design, build, test or demonstrate new network integrated applications. And you can collaborate in an open environment with the Juniper team and attendees, whether you are a computer science student, a startup entrepreneur, a service provider network architect, or the CTO of a major corporation.

    And whether you are at OpenLab for a training event, a technology presentation, a software competition, an academic mentoring session, or a leading edge industry event, you will have access to the latest innovations from Juniper Networks. You will also almost immediately become part of the Juniper community as it pushes forward the company’s mission to 'connect everybody and empower everyone' by unleashing the power of the network.

  • Events & Highlights

    OpenLab offers training and technology meet-ups where you can engage with subject matter experts who make it easier to understand how you can utilize Juniper’s SDN assets and programmable platforms to create new, innovative applications to enhance the power of your network as a strategic asset.

    Technology Meet-ups

    In addition to training sessions on SDN and our programmable platforms, OpenLab hosts quarterly OpenContrail “Meet-ups”. As an open source and standards-based project for a SDN controller, OpenContrail delivers network virtualization and enables the migration of applications and IT resources to more flexible private or hybrid cloud environments.

    While agendas will evolve over time, these informal 2-hour technology sessions touch on various topics including OpenContrail installation and configuration, use cases, and demonstrations.

    SDN/Programmable Asset Training

    OpenLab offers educational sessions to make it easier to understand what’s possible with SDN and with programming the Juniper platforms and to enable applications development.

    NOTE: Course Descriptions and Schedulesare available in the Learning Portal.

    Software Defined Networks (SDN) Overview introduces SDN as a paradigm and network architecture that can increase IT agility and automation, and reduce OPEX. The Juniper strategy, and relevant technologies, protocols, products, open software projects, and customer use cases, are presented.

    Network Programmability and Service Virtualization Overview offers an overview of Contrail and OpenContrail including creating and using NFV-style virtual service VMs and use of the orchestration and analytics NBI.

    Junos Space SDK Development Training for architects and developers encompassing hands-on development exercises in Java and scripting languages like Perl and Python.

    Junosphere Applications Workshop includes 2 segments –a Junosphere overview and hands-on exercises.

    Firefly Host (formerly vGW) Workshop provides an overview of the comprehensive solution for virtualized data centers and clouds, including system design, interfaces, and the API for dynamic security policies.

    Contrail Overview provides an overview of virtual network control, Controller and Analytics Engine capabilities, service chaining architectures, deployment use cases, and review of APIs and features for service functionality.

    To View or Register for the OpenLab Events:

    1. Establish a Juniper Networks Learning Portal Account (if you do not have one already).
    2. Once your account has been established, you can select your desired session (training or Meet-Up) and register at the Juniper Networks Learning Portal “OpenLab Page”.

    We will promptly acknowledge your reservation status and send further preparatory instructions and recommendations, as appropriate. If we run out of seats for the course you registered for your request will be waitlisted.

  • Solutions Incubation Program

    About the program

    Juniper’s OpenLab Solutions Incubation Program focuses on assisting qualified independent software vendors (ISVs) and startups in the development of new interoperable SDN and network automation solutions.

    Through this four-month program, OpenLab provides software-focused companies with resources to build, test, and promote solutions that leverage Juniper’s SDN and programmable networking assets. Participants can join the program locally at our OpenLab facility in New Jersey, or participate remotely.

    There is no fee to join the program. Participation is limited and all applicants are vetted by Juniper for appropriate solutions compatibility and value.

    Resources for participants

    OpenLab offers participants an array of resources and opportunities:

    • Access to OpenLab co-working and collaboration space, as needed
    • Technical consultation in developing interoperable solution with the relevant Juniper SDN and automation platforms
    • Lab assets for the development, testing, and demo of the solution
    • Managed go-to-market assistance for reaching customers

    Why participate?

    By tapping into Juniper’s global market presence, our leading SDN and network automation technology, and the OpenLab innovation resources, participants can achieve the following benefits:

    • Gain market visibility
    • Accelerate time-to-market for a new, integrated solution
    • Minimize the operational costs of creating a solution
    • Gain access to technology expertise

    Scope of Solutions and Technology

    The Solutions Incubation Program facilitates the development of interoperable solutions that automate and enhance network resource provisioning and management. We also strive to make it easier for companies (service providers and enterprises) to quickly roll out new services and features, while helping to rein in deployment or operational costs. The solutions targeted take advantage of Juniper technology, such as our SDN controllers, including Contrail and NorthStar, Junos Space Network Management Platform, and Junos Automation, leveraging the Junos OS.

    Some examples of applications include:

    • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and application resource scaling
    • Traffic analysis and engineering
    • IT service and workflow automation
    • Zero Touch Provisioning for devices

    Interested in applying?

    Applicant Requirements: Companies that are interested in applying for participation in the Solutions Incubation program must meet the following criteria:

    • Be an incorporated entity with a record of demonstrated product development
    • Have a specific solution development project to pursue within the Incubation program
    • Be able to identify prospective target customers that would be interested in the solution
    • Have an existing product or a working product prototype that can serve as a component of a new interoperable solution with a Juniper platform

    Project Requirements: The scope of your intended project must be achievable within a four-month period; in that same period, you must be able to develop it to a stage at which you can demonstrate it and submit it for evaluation.

    If your company and project meet these criteria and you believe that your goals align with ours, we encourage you to submit an application.

    For more information, contact us at OpenLab@juniper.net.

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