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Pioneering intelligent infrastructure for better network experiences

Pioneering intelligent infrastructure for better network experiences

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Juniper Networks focuses on limiting networking complexities to provide a more intelligent infrastructure to power Digital Transformation. Innovation is at the core of the company, and it strives to provide businesses with sophisticated network operations across their public and private infrastructures. Yarob Sakhnini, Vice President, Emerging Markets – EMEA at Juniper Networks, speaks to Intelligent CXO about how Juniper’s offerings enable IT teams to focus on business-specific needs rather than low-level troubleshooting. He also speaks about how Juniper is incorporating AI into its products and the steps it is taking to become carbon neutral.

How does Juniper Networks continue to innovate in an ever-evolving technology landscape?

Innovation is at the core of what Juniper does. Juniper’s global engineering teams work with ecosystem partners to pioneer technology focused on solving the most difficult challenges faced by its customers across a broad range of industries.

Juniper’s portfolio is comprehensive and spans the full networking spectrum, from client to cloud and silicon to software. Juniper focuses on limiting the growing complexities within the networking needed to power Digital Transformation with more intelligent infrastructure, AI-driven automation and secure networking for better user, operator and device experiences.

What is Juniper Networks’ strategy in integrating cloud-native functionalities into its existing infrastructure solutions?

Organisations require simplified yet sophisticated network operations across their public and private infrastructures. At Juniper, we strive to deliver network experiences that transform how people connect, work and live. 

Applications that can deliver Digital Transformation are increasingly containerised for more agile development, integration and deployment while maintaining stringent performance, security and cost expectations. There are some critical requirements such as automation, reliability, availability, scalability, easy integration with existing data centre storage, networking and security solutions.

For example, Juniper Apstra was designed to help organisations reliably build and automate data centre operations with ease. Apstra provides a singular view into all data centre elements, quickly and intuitively resolving issues, regardless of vendor or hardware, which enables IT teams to focus on business-specific needs rather than low-level troubleshooting. It is the only multi-vendor automation solution that allows organisations to design a network without consideration for the hardware platforms or network operating systems that will eventually be deployed.

How is Juniper Networks incorporating AI into its products to enhance performance and automation?

Juniper Networks is a leader in AI networking. Juniper empowers enterprise IT teams, service providers and cloud operators to put AI into action, which simply means gaining insights to improve network operations and user experiences. For example, the Juniper Mist AI Platform makes networking predictable, reliable and measurable with unprecedented visibility into the user experience.

Time-consuming manual IT tasks are being replaced with AI-driven proactive automation and self-healing capabilities, which improve user experience, lower trouble tickets, network operation costs and save substantial time and money. If you go by numbers, using our Mist AI has helped organisations translate into real cost savings, up to 78% on their investment.

What steps is Juniper Networks taking to reduce its environmental impact?

Earlier this year, Ethisphere named Juniper as one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies, validating its commitment to conducting business with transparency, integrity and trust. Juniper Networks has committed to becoming carbon neutral across global operations by 2025 and has established Scope 3 goals. For instance, we aim to reduce 10% of supply chain emissions by 2025 and 25% by 2030.

Juniper is also bringing sustainability into its product engineering and design. The company’s focus on efficiency begins during the first phases of R&D and product design. All products that go through the New Product Introduction (NPI) process are assessed quantitatively to track improvements in energy usage and are independently tested for performance against industry energy efficiency standards. Juniper’s efficiency focus also keeps us ahead of evolving product efficiency standards in countries and jurisdictions worldwide.

Juniper continues to enhance the performance and efficiency of its hardware and software products’ life cycles in order to improve its own environmental performance. Juniper empowers customers to lower their operating expenses, reduce energy use and meet their ambitions for carbon neutrality and net zero.

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