Irene Zhang, Director, Product Marketing, Juniper Networks

Why SRv6 Matters for Next-Gen Metro Networks?

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Irene Zhang
Peter Chung, Sr. Manager, Product Management, Juniper Networks, standing in front of a screen, gesturing while speaking. Text on the right says "Ask Me Anything. Why SRv6 matters for next-gen metro networks?"

Why does SRv6 matter?

The short answer is: simplicity. For the expert take on why SRv6 matters, check out this video from the Juniper Cloud Metro AMA series, where we answer questions related to the next-gen Cloud Metro network.

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You’ll learn

  • How SRv6 helps simplify your network

  • How SRv6 affects network scalability, performance, and functionality

  • Why your hardware must be based on the latest silicone technology to support SRv6

Who is this for?

Network Professionals Business Leaders


Irene Zhang
Irene Zhang
Director, Product Marketing, Juniper Networks

Guest speakers

Peter Chung
Peter Chung
Sr. Manager, Product Management, Juniper Networks


00:04 Welcome to Juniper Cloud Metro series, where we have experts to

00:08 answer your questions, any questions related to next-gen

00:12 Metro networks. I'm your host today, Irene Zhang, Director of

00:16 Product Marketing at Juniper Networks. Joining me today is

00:19 Peter Chung, Senior Product Manager at Juniper. Peter,

00:22 welcome. Today we have a question about why SRv6 matters

00:28 for next-gen Metro network?

00:30 Thank you. The very simple, quick answer would be the

00:34 simplicity. In the past four to five years, I think the industry

00:39 have a great successful proven success on the segment routing.

00:44 You try to support segment routing to a lot of legacy

00:48 functionality, including MPLS, including VXLAN. On top of that,

00:53 you need to have the 50 millisecond or a guarantee.

00:58 More importantly, the segment routing will bring you the

01:01 benefits for SRT. So basically, from the traffic engineering

01:06 perspective, you can leverage the Flex Algo. So ultimately,

01:10 you could provide the different service level agreement. So

01:13 there's the foundation of the overall network slicing, which

01:17 is software based.

01:19 So yes, we commit to some continue to drive business

01:22 solution. But consider if you customer like to picture four to

01:26 five years down the road, right. And it has become important for

01:31 them to accommodate the IoT technology on your Cloud Metro,

01:35 more specific with the 5G technology, then IPv6 is very

01:39 important.

01:40 So with SRv6, it gives you a tremendous benefit to simplify

01:45 your overall control plane underlay MPLS VXLAN, it gives

01:49 you simplicity very effectively, so you can have the all the

01:53 benefits of the same advantage we talked about.

01:56 The services, for layer 3 / layer 2 VPN, traffic

01:59 engineering, at the same time, to keep your native SRv6

02:03 benefits. Keep in mind, in order to support SRv6, you need

02:07 the products that on based on the latest silicon. So our ACX

02:11 7000 product family is based on the latest merchant silicon to

02:15 support SRv6, give you the scalability, performance and

02:20 overall of the future functionality. Thank you.

02:25 What else do you want to learn about the next generation Metro

02:28 networks? Send us your question by email at

02:34 and join us at our monthly live AMA session. You can find a date

02:38 and registration link at the description box below. See you

02:42 next time.

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