Intelligence and Automation at the Edge: More Control for Less Effort and Better Experiences

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March, 2023
Author: Jeff Li

For years, our team at ConnX has been working with the talented team at Juniper, to blend our technologies and solutions into an offering that the most demanding, distributed enterprises need: predictable, precise, and performant private networks that run more and more on their own, with intelligence all the way to the edge.

When Juniper made the wise choice to acquire 128 Technology and invest even more in the Session Smart Routing operations delivered via Mist AI and cloud, our engineers could not have been more excited. Juniper’s AI-Driven SD-WAN capabilities, making the WAN edge even easier to deploy, manage and secure was the perfect complement to our mission to ensure the best, most consistent quality of experience for our Fortune 500 customers.

This major step forward in harmonizing the AI-driven enterprises across wired access, wireless access, and SD-WAN domains, with enhanced IDS/IPS and URL filtering capabilities, was in keeping with our own visions for streamlining the design, implementation, and ongoing management of cloud-first networks – including the many advantages of Zero Touch Provisioning.

Juniper continues to raise the bar when it comes to ease of deployment, secure operations, troubleshooting, and more automated management of WAN environments all the way to the edge.

AI-driven operations deliver the best user experiences from client to cloud, and nowhere is this more important than at the edge of every WAN, and by advancing the first truly AI-driven SD-WAN solution born in the modern telco cloud, Juniper created new ways for ConnX to serve our customers in an increasingly digital and connected world.

Combined with their award-winning wireless and wired portfolios driven by Mist AI, enabling the best end-to-end experiences across the board, we are proud to bring their innovations to market. ConnX’s ability to embed all of this value into our platform (Maestro) helps us deliver best-in-class solutions based on utilizing AI, Machine Learning, and highly sensitive automation.

Shortly after the acquisition of 128 Technology, Juniper brought AI-driven operations to SSR with the launch of the Juniper Mist WAN Assurance cloud service. This lowered the cost of Day 2+ SD-WAN operations with powerful AI-driven features like service level expectations (SLEs), predictive insights, anomaly detection, and automated troubleshooting.

In addition, Juniper’s AI-powered virtual network assistant, Marvis, was extended to cover SSR, helping IT teams quickly identify and fix network issues using natural language queries, often before users even know they exist.

Brandon Butler, a top IDC Research Manager and expert in enterprise networks said in 2022, “As one of the fastest-growing segments of the network infrastructure market, SD-WAN is designed to improve user and application experiences, while enabling seamless connectivity and security to the cloud. Juniper’s AI-driven SD-WAN aims to simplify branch operations via integrations with the company’s WAN Assurance visibility and analytics platform and its existing Juniper Mist Wi-Fi and Wired Assurance products, which leverage the natural language processing capabilities of Marvis. These types of advancements will continue to make SD-WAN a key technology for enterprises as they look to build out their digital transformation journeys in 2022 and beyond.”

On March 23, we look forward to sharing success stories, when Jeff Li, Sr. Director, Risk, Governance, Projects, and Partner at ConnX, and Justin Melloni, Product Marketing Manager at Juniper Networks join up with Erik Linask, moderator and Group Editorial Director at TMCnet, join together to broadcast a new webinar where participants can ask questions in real time, and we can all learn from each other.

Sign up here to attend, and please contact me if you like to meet with one of our experts to discuss what this partnership can mean for your company.

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