Data Center Networks

Build crash-resistant data center networks that boost operational reliability.

Faster service and application delivery are meaningless if your network crashes. Juniper solutions boost reliability in data center networks of all sizes, from centralized to edge locations, for more dependable operations with minimal delays.

Juniper Apstra intent-based software automates and validates your data center network design, deployment, and operations across a wide range of vendors. With support for nearly any network topology and domain, Apstra delivers built-in design templates for creating repeatable, continuously validated blueprints. Or customize your design with Apstra’s Freeform capability.

Apstra combines a single source of truth with powerful integrated analytics and root-cause identification, enabling you to quickly find and resolve issues. In addition, our switchingrouting, and security platforms deliver a scalable data center foundation with resilient fabrics and threat prevention.  


How Juniper can help

Success in today’s fast-paced business environment demands agility, reliability, and speed. Juniper helps you modernize and automate your data center infrastructure and operations to achieve all three.

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Reliable network management

Use Juniper Apstra to automate and validate the design, deployment, and operations of your data center network. Start by specifying the outcomes you want; Apstra will set up the network, assure that it’s secure and runs as intended, alert you to anomalies, and manage changes and maintenance.

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Flexible and open fabrics

Standards-based, automated network fabrics deliver scalability, reliability, and non-blocking, predictable performance. Juniper QFX SeriesPTX Series, and ACX Series switching and routing platforms provide best-in-class throughput and scale. They offer 400G interfaces, the open programmability of Junos OS, and comprehensive EVPN-VXLAN and IP fabric capabilities.

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Network policy and control

Cloud-Native Contrail Networking is an open, software-defined solution that automates the creation and management of containerized and virtualized networks. Use it to seamlessly connect, isolate, and secure cloud services and workloads across both public and private clouds.

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Unified, zero-trust security

Juniper data center solutions work with Juniper Connected Security to deliver a zero-trust data center that safeguards users, applications, data, and infrastructure across all network connection points. You can also use Cloud-Native Contrail Networking to consistently define, manage, and enforce policies across your application overlay network from a central location.

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Data center interconnect (DCI)

Connect data centers to one another, public clouds, and the Internet with Juniper QFX Series, PTX Series, and ACX Series switching and routing platforms. These products deliver best-in-class throughput along with scalability, programmability, and comprehensive EVPN-VXLAN and IP fabric support.


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Juniper cloud-native solutions go far beyond basic connectivity by delivering the scale, performance, and security levels that can free your DevOps team from unneeded complexity and let them focus instead on application innovation.

Data Center Interconnect

Juniper’s DCI solutions enable seamless interconnectivity that breaks through traditional scalability limitations, vendor lock-in, and interoperability challenges.


Juniper offers the industry’s most comprehensive and high-performing 400G routing and switching platforms: PTX Series Packet Transport RoutersMX Series Universal Routing Platforms, ACX Series Routers, and QFX Series Switches. These platforms increase efficiencies throughout your infrastructure while keeping your network secure and highly customizable.

Automated Data Center Fabrics

Standards-based network fabric architectures help your data center scale while increasing reliability and agility through automation. This solution unites the automated and assured operations of Juniper Apstra for multivendor networks with Juniper’s scalable and programmable switching and routing platforms.

IP Storage Networking

Simplify your data storage and boost data center performance with all-IP storage networks. Use the latest technologies, such as NVMe/RoCEv2 with 100G/400G switching or NVMe/TCP, to build high-performance storage or converge your storage and data into a single network.

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Juniper Data Center Networks FAQs

What is Juniper Data Center Networks?

The Juniper Data Center Network solution helps build crash-resistant networks and boosts reliability in networks of all sizes, from centralized to edge locations.

What components make up the Juniper Data Center Networks solution?

The Juniper Data Center Networks solution comprises a wide range of products, chief among them:

What data center networking challenges does the Juniper Data Center Networks solution address?

The Juniper Data Center Networks solution addresses the following networking problems that plague the industry:

  • Traditional CLI and DIY automation for data center management are difficult to scale and are prone to network failures
  • As networks scale up, they become difficult to monitor and real-time data analytics is critical to ensure continuous validation
  • Skilled staff shortages and the requirement for specialists who know the tools and CLI of several vendors
  • Dated hardware that’s complicated to manage and isn’t well-suited for scaling
  • Internal and external security threats that cause expensive outages

How does the Juniper Data Center Networks solution address today’s data center challenges?

The Juniper Data Center Networks solution offers a comprehensive answer to the challenges faced by today’s data center operators. Apstra, an intent-based networking platform, automates and validates the design, deployment, and operation, from Day 0 through Day 2+. It also supports multiple vendors, doing away with the need of hiring vendor-specific experts.

Juniper QFX Series, PTX Series, and ACX Series switching and routing platforms provide best-in-class throughput and scale, along with 400G interfaces and comprehensive EVPN-VXLAN and IP-fabric capabilities. The data center solution works with Juniper Connected Security to deliver a zero-trust experience that safeguards users, applications, and data. Juniper’s SRX line of firewalls further safeguards your network-edge, data-center, and cloud applications with next-generation physical, virtual, and containerized firewalls.

What are the deployment options for the Juniper Data Center Networks offerings?

There’s a slate of training and professional services available to meet your needs, including recommendations on best products and live demos. To learn more, connect with your Juniper sales representative or contact us.

How can Juniper help modernize data center infrastructure?

With rapidly evolving networks and growing complexities, it’s increasingly important to focus on scaling up with reliability and relying on automation to ease network management. The Juniper Data Center Networks solution comprises power-efficient and expansion-friendly switches, next-generation firewalls, and intent-based fabric management that lets you demand more from your network.

Who should consider using the Juniper Data Center Networks solution?

All organizations who are looking to build, scale, or modernize their data centers should consider using the Juniper Data Center Networks solution. Our solution gives you the flexibility to grow without sacrificing reliability, and also brings in management and cost efficiencies.