Most factors contributing to the complexity of service provider networks revolve around the need to provision and manage separate physical platforms. The majority of the service provider’s OpEx cost results from the necessity to have the technical support infrastructure required to maintain and deploy services in a distributed network. Case studies show that by eliminating the need to manage individual devices separately can reduce the service provider’s OpEx by 70%.
Juniper Networks understands the challenges faced by service providers in today’s environment and has created a system called the Junos® Node Unifier (JNU) that enables centralized management, provisioning, and single touch deployment of services across thousands of Ethernet ports. The JNU solution is Juniper’s way to simplify today’s networks. JNU consists of satellite devices connected to a hub, where the satellites can be configured, provisioned, and managed from the hub device, giving a single unified node experience to network operators.
The JNU solution allows service providers to:
- Provision, configure, and perform operations on different physical devices from a single point, thereby shielding the network operators from the physical device differences
- Use a single touch-point to create services, thereby reducing the service deployment times and the time to revenue
- Grow the network as needed by plugging satellite devices in to the hub, in a number of flexible deployment options
- Reduce OpEx by simplifying the network to have one management plane, thereby eliminating the need to create a constraint-based network
Junos Node Unifier is a game changing approach to provisioning service provider networks by converting complex architectures into simplified JNU node architectures. JNU provides the ultimate flexibility to grow the network as required while providing a single touch-point to perform operations on different network elements.To learn more about how JNU is the answer to service provider’s quest to manage distributed networks efficiently and better capitalize on evolving market trends, see Centralized Management, Provisioning, and Single Touch Deployment of Services Across Several Thousand 1GbE/10GbE Ports.
See the Junos Node Unifier Solution Brief, Link.
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JUNOs Node Unifier can be downloaded here: Link.