Building the Automated WAN of the Future | Juniper Global Summit
The network of the future is here.
Juniper’s mission is to take powering connections to the next level by focusing on Experience-First Networking. We’re doing it by making networking services simpler to operate and offering a superior user experience.
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ACX, MX, and PTX routing products
Paragon Automation Suite
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00:12 -Thank you for joining me today as Mats Nordlund and I explore the new
00:16 offerings in our web automation and routing portfolio with you.
00:20 We have embarked on a very clear direction at Juniper where our mission
00:24 is to take power and connections to the next level by focusing
00:27 on our true north of experience first networking.
00:31 We plan on doing this by focusing on making network services simpler
00:35 to operate as well as offering a superior user experience with our products.
00:40 Today, we will not only talk about innovations in our traditional ACX, MX,
00:44 and PTX routing products powered by Junos,
00:48 but also our new Paragon Automation Suite.
00:51 We now live in a hyper-connected world where billions of people,
00:55 applications, and even things depend on reliable networks.
00:59 More importantly, it is past the hype
01:01 stage as we tangibly feel its impact today.
01:05 Let' s think on the last year through the pandemic as many of us
01:08 have worked from home, or have had to educate our children online.
01:12 Where the network fails, there are real consequences.
01:16 One thing that we have researched is that in our industry the Telecom
01:19 NPS, Net Promoter Score, is roughly half that of any other industry.
01:25 To quote one operator, we are plagued by churn that would terrify
01:30 any other industry, and you know what happens when one of your customers
01:34 isn' t satisfied with their service?
01:36 They leave. What else do they do?
01:39 They tell their friends and try to get them to leave as well.
01:44 The cause of this poor customer experience
01:47 is actually known as 60% of network
01:49 problems are identified by your customers
01:51 and not your IT and NetOps teams.
01:54 Mats is going to cover a great solution to this problem.
01:58 Let us make our life even more complex.
02:00 We talked about where we are today,
02:02 but let' s think about what's happening in the future.
02:05 Network operators are simply expected to roll out even more complex services.
02:11 With the introduction of 5G, networks now must deliver emerging
02:15 applications supporting stringent performance characterizations.
02:19 New low latency services such as VR gaming are now possible
02:23 and are adding both bandwidth and service latency requirements.
02:27 Industrial solutions, IoT, and resultant mMTC requirements are
02:32 exploding the level of logical scale that our networks must support.
02:37 Enterprises are using new applications and services to digitize
02:41 and transform their manufacturing processes,
02:44 improve productivity,
02:46 and increase their ability to compete.
02:48 We have heard interesting examples from car manufacturers
02:52 looking to leverage private 5G slices for telematics
02:55 and software upgrades to private local governments requesting
02:59 to look to build out highly secure first responder networks.
03:04 The market is clearly not just looking for planos connectivity.
03:08 The increasing dependence on the network for service access and experience
03:12 provides an opportunity for network operators to increase the relevance
03:16 and value in the delivery of network connectivity, content, and applications.
03:21 In this session, we will present our newly launched Paragon Automation Suite,
03:26 as well as innovations in our Scalable IP LAN offerings based
03:30 on our hardware and our massively deployed
03:32 Juniper Network Operating System, JUNOS.
03:36 We have just released Paragon Automation a modular
03:39 portfolio of cloud-native software applications that deliver
03:43 closed-loop automation ensuring that end-users receive an assured
03:47 service experience throughout the life of their service.
03:51 We specifically named our automation portfolio Paragon
03:54 as it represents a model of excellence that you can
03:57 use to deliver the superior customer experience
04:00 at cloud service provider and large enterprise scale.
04:04 Paragon Automation is a modular network automation suite of tools
04:08 that augments the operator to support
04:11 the entire network and service lifecycle.
04:14 Paragon will allow you to plan, model, and verify services
04:18 before deployment, orchestrate end-to-end services,
04:22 actively verify service quality across physical and virtual networks,
04:27 and correlate network health by leveraging machine learning,
04:30 which will allow us to offer predictive analytics and gray failure analysis.
04:34 It also simplifies path optimization, slice
04:37 creation, and management of your network.
04:39 It is built on best-in-class cloud-native software
04:43 foundations, where the applications can work independently,
04:46 integrated together, and with existing tools and solutions to
04:50 manage your entire land and augment your operators to quickly deliver
04:54 and maintain their network service quality.
04:57 Is cloud-enabled design enables Paragon automation
05:01 to be cloud-hosted and offered as a SaaS,
05:03 or self-hosted and operated from private data centers or public clouds.
05:08 Its microservice-based architecture allows us to horizontally
05:12 scale and quickly deliver and leverage new services in the network.
05:18 A great example of a third-party automation tool that is part
05:21 of our Paragon offering is based on our partnership with Anuta networks.
05:26 For orchestration, we are leveraging Anuta' s atom
05:29 software for workflow provisioning and orchestration.
05:33 Anuta' s atom allows us to orchestrate the network and eliminate costly
05:36 deployment errors by automating operational workflows for service
05:40 management in a multi-vendor network.
05:43 Now, Mats and I would like to focus on one more
05:45 critical aspect of networking today.
05:48 We all know the quote from Peter Drucker "
05:50 If you can' t measure it, you can' t improve it."
05:53 To deliver quality at scale through automation, you first need
05:57 to ensure that you can measure service quality accurately.
06:01 The paradigm shift to network automation,
06:03 we need to make sure that we have access to relevant data
06:06 required to optimize your infrastructure automatically.
06:10 Mats will now talk about how active assurance can
06:13 improve network quality and customer experience.
06:17 -Thanks, Andrew. I' m Mats Nordlund.
06:19 I came to Juniper through the acquisition of Netrounds,
06:22 which is now rebranded as Paragon Active Assurance.
06:27 As network quality is becoming a key success factor for most of you to stay
06:31 competitive and to succeed with your digital transformation projects,
06:36 what would be more important than ensuring that your networks
06:39 always deliver an uninterrupted service quality?
06:43 This is what Paragon Active Assurance is all about.
06:47 The principle behind our solution is similar to how other
06:51 industries have successfully managed to guarantee quality.
06:55 Let' s look at the automotive industry, an industry
06:58 that has matured over more than a century.
07:01 Toyota' s approach to quality is well known
07:04 and has been the role model for many others.
07:07 As you can see in this screenshot from their website, they minimize the risk
07:12 of delivering a broken product to their customers in step one and two.
07:16 As a third step, they find and resolve
07:19 any problems that might slip through the process.
07:22 The last step, make sure to avoid that the same mistake happens again.
07:27 With Paragon Active Assurance, you can apply
07:30 the same principles but to network quality.
07:34 First, you can now run active tests to validate that network configuration
07:39 changes won' t have any unexpected side effects for your end-users.
07:45 Compare this to software engineering, with unit tests are
07:49 performed to validate that nothing breaks after a code update.
07:54 Second, you can also confirm that services really work and are
07:58 accessible before your end-users and employees start using them.
08:02 Third, using the same solution, we can monitor the services 24/7
08:08 in real-time and on the data plane to detect problems before your end-users.
08:14 Finally, you can run repeated automated tests at any future change
08:20 on the network to avoid that the same mistake happens again.
08:24 If these four simple steps were implemented by every service provider,
08:29 and every enterprise, we would have a minimum
08:33 of problems affecting end users, wouldn' t we?
08:36 Well, real-world data paints another picture.
08:40 Here at Juniper, we started independent analyst research,
08:44 and we even carried out our own survey of 200 US
08:47 enterprises and communication service providers.
08:51 The findings revealed that remarking 60% of network problems
08:56 were first reported by users or not even reported that all 60%.
09:03 This corresponds to multimillion-dollar losses in reduced employee
09:06 productivity for enterprises, or churn for service providers.
09:12 Although the industry has been talking about network quality assurance
09:16 for decades, this finding is clear evidence that there is great financial
09:21 value for those of you who take network quality seriously.
09:25 Why do we have this whole situation?
09:28 First of all, network configurations are now changing more often than ever.
09:34 Every time the network is touched, there is a risk of negative impact on quality.
09:39 That' s just a fact.
09:40 Another reason is that an increasingly large part of your networks
09:45 are no longer on their IETs or NetOps own control.
09:49 Basically, cloud and partner networks have now
09:52 become blind spots when there are network issues.
09:56 Finally, the increased demand for quality
09:59 has lowered the tolerance barrier for network issues.
10:04 Let' s have a look at a few examples
10:06 that illustrate the impact of network issues.
10:09 Employees. They might experience slow or unavailable applications
10:14 due to missing routing or security policies.
10:18 Self-driving cars might disable network-assisted features
10:22 due to a misconfigured quality of service settings.
10:26 Industrial robots that depend on real-time control loops might cause
10:31 production losses if there are issues with the SD-WAN underlay.
10:35 In order to understand and quickly resolve these issues,
10:39 measurements on the data plane are required.
10:43 Measuring like an end-user is what Active Assurance is all about.
10:48 Let' s look at the enabling technology behind this.
10:52 Paragon Active Assurance uses software-based
10:55 test agents shown as orange square icons here.
10:59 These test agents are packaged as Docker containers
11:02 or Virtual Machines, and they generate active traffic
11:05 from layer two to layer seven across any network domain to and from
11:10 any public cloud OpenStack or even Kubernetes environments.
11:15 Test agents can also interact with built-in reflectors in Juniper
11:19 devices and other equipment like radio base stations to further increase
11:24 coverage where test agents cannot easily be deployed.
11:28 With active traffic on the data plane, you can now figure out
11:32 if there are issues with the SD-WAN underlay if QoS behaves
11:36 correctly or whether the security and routing policies are properly set up.
11:42 In summary,
11:44 guaranteeing service quality is no longer a distant dream for you guys.
11:49 We would love to set up a trial so you can discover for yourself how
11:53 to automatically validate changes in your own network and how to monitor
11:57 quality and detect issues before your end-users.
12:01 This results in network services that are delivered
12:05 right the first time and right all the time.
12:09 Now, while measuring service quality is key for your success, no services
12:14 can be delivered without a robust and scalable IP Service Fabric,
12:18 which is at the core of juniper' s business.
12:22 Andrew will now review the innovations that we' re bringing in our scalable
12:26 IP transport, and the Juniper network operating system NOS.
12:30 Andrew, take it away.
12:32 -Thanks, Mats.
12:34 That is great to know that we can precisely measure service
12:37 quality end-to-end and between various network domains.
12:41 I am sure that our customers will see the importance of this new
12:44 capability that we have added to our automated way and portfolio.
12:48 In summary, Paragon automation, when coupled with our industry-leading
12:53 routing portfolio, can truly differentiate your WAN services
12:57 and simplify your network operator experience.
13:00 It will allow you to automate device software upgrades,
13:04 implement zero-touch deployment and provisioning,
13:07 provide operations with real service quality measured on the data plane,
13:12 find root causes of issues automatically and implement closed-loop assurance.
13:18 Most importantly, it sets us up to allow you to execute
13:21 on cross-domain use cases, such as network slicing for 5G and converged
13:27 wireline and wireless use cases such as FWA and WWC.
13:32 We are truly excited for you to get your hands on Paragon automation
13:36 to see how we can augment your network operations
13:38 for an assured service experience.
13:41 Let' s now talk about our next-generation WAN routing portfolio.
13:45 As we have seen a massive evolution in the requirements of next-generation
13:49 Metro networks driven by distribution of content, peering, edge cloud,
13:54 and 5G needs, we have revamped our product
13:57 offerings targeted for this part of the network.
14:00 To help address these needs, we have introduced our cloud Metro solution
14:04 built on the principles of a scalable IP fabric,
14:07 service intelligence, and automation.
14:10 These systems run on our carrier-class Juniper Network Operating System
14:14 and support full-timing capabilities at bandwidth rates
14:18 that will grow with your customer needs.
14:20 You can see the evolution of our ACX portfolio
14:23 to directly address those needs.
14:25 We are now shipping a small form factor system,
14:28 the ACX 710, which is a hardened 320 gig system.
14:33 Excellent for both wireline and 5G mobile applications.
14:37 We' re also introducing 2-1RU 4.8T aggregation systems,
14:42 which are perfect for Metro scale-up and scale-out architectures.
14:47 Whatever your Metro needs are, whether in the access,
14:50 the pre-aggregation, or aggregation parts of your network,
14:54 we have the most cost-effective and flexible systems to help you build it.
14:58 The next evolution we' re driving is on our most popular platform
15:02 in the company, adopted by thousands of customers worldwide.
15:06 We have brought you 400GE and dense 100GE interfaces
15:09 on the MX960 and MX2000, with MPC10 and MPC11 respectively.
15:16 Now, we are extending our market presence with the densest and most
15:19 flexible Multi-Service Edge system that combines the power of our Trio A6,
15:25 Juniper Network Operating System and an 800GE ready series
15:29 of chassis that will future-proof your service Edge needs for years.
15:33 The Trio A6 are the most flexible network processing chips on the planet
15:38 and of coin and term agility for the unknown and how they can handle
15:41 literally any service offering thrown at them.
15:44 We have now scaled that up with our MX10000
15:48 product family which enables you with an 800GE ready
15:51 system for all your bandwidth and service Edge needs.
15:55 Finally, I would like to discuss our Juniper PTX core
15:58 product line that is gaining incredible traction globally.
16:02 With our next-generation custom Triton-Silicon, we' re offering some
16:06 of the densest most power-efficient core and curing systems on the planet.
16:11 Unique in this space is our filter, counter, and statistics capabilities
16:15 allowing us to offer both density and visibility to our customers.
16:20 We offer the ability to deliver on scale up and scale out
16:23 core architectures,
16:25 from single-pane to multi-pane designs
16:27 in a variety of form factors and densities.
16:30 Again, these are 800GE-ready systems and offer some of the most
16:35 future-proof technology on the planet to scale your networks forward.
16:39 Our latest system and network automation innovations are built to deliver
16:43 service quality at scale and allow you to lead with differentiated
16:47 service experience in your respective markets.
16:51 One excellent illustration which highlights what you can achieve
16:54 with Juniper Networks is the service assured transport slicing use case.
16:59 By combining Juniper Automated WAN technologies, you will not only be
17:03 able to deliver a massively scalable IP transport
17:07 across the Metro, Edge, and Core,
17:09 you will also be able to rapidly deploy
17:11 and support next-generation services for your customers.
17:15 If you start with next-generation offerings
17:17 across our ACX in the Metro, the MX in the Edge,
17:21 and PTX in the Core of the network for unprecedented bandwidth,
17:25 logical scale, and system visibility in your transport,
17:29 you can then also layer on the full suite of Junos features
17:33 that will enable you to guarantee transport slicing,
17:35 performance and per-hop QoS behavior in a very protocol-agnostic approach.
17:41 Finally, you can then leverage our Paragon Automation Suite to enable
17:46 you to deliver slice-aware service provisioning,
17:50 slice-aware path placement,
17:52 and then slice-aware active assurance and health checks.
17:56 This is just one example of how in combining all over Juniper
18:00 Automated WAN solutions, you can offer a powerful closed-loop assured
18:05 next-generation service for your customers.
18:08 As you can see, we have thought through the end-to-end
18:10 aspects of how our customer service needs are evolving
18:14 and how the market inflection points are
18:16 requiring us to evolve and update our portfolio.
18:20 Thank you.
18:22 We look forward to working with you and partnering
18:24 on Experience-First networking in the WAN.