The 5 Automation Levels of a Self-Driving Network – Part 2

Self-Driving Network Evolution

Self-Driving Network

Continuing my previous blog post in Part 1, Self-Driving Network is a network automation concept invented by Kireeti Kompella of Juniper Networks. Kompella first launched this concept in Berlin, Germany in July 2016. I happened to sit in the front row listening to his interesting presentation, so I have first-hand knowledge of what he means by a Self-Driving Network. Continue reading “The 5 Automation Levels of a Self-Driving Network – Part 2”

The 5 Automation Levels of a Self-Driving Network – Part 1

Self-Driving Vehicles

Network automation means different things to different people and organizations. In this article, I would like to explain the various maturity levels of automation of a Self-Driving Network. Rather than going straight into explaining what a Self-Driving Network is and listing its automation levels, I am going to draw a direct and easy analogy using objects everyone can relate to: cars, self-driving cars to be precise.

I promise by the end of this article you would be able to understand the concept clearly by this virtue of comparison. So, here we go. Continue reading “The 5 Automation Levels of a Self-Driving Network – Part 1”

IHS Markit Report Reveals Juniper Networks Ranks First with Service Providers Globally in Most Important Areas

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced it ranked No. 1 in four of the top five key selection criteria when service providers choose networking vendors, according to IHS Markit’s just-published Router & Switch Vendor Leadership Service Provider Survey. The 12th annual report evaluated service providers’ perception among the top edge/core router and carrier Ethernet switch (CES) manufacturers, and revealed Juniper outranks others in the industry in technology innovation, product reliability, service and support and security ahead of Cisco, Huawei and Nokia. Juniper also ranked No. 2 in price-to-performance – just behind Huawei. Continue reading “IHS Markit Report Reveals Juniper Networks Ranks First with Service Providers Globally in Most Important Areas”