Learn what Forrester has uncovered in their latest report on Enteprise Mobility trends.
During the past two years, Forrester has seen the number of enterprise mobility inquiries increase nearly 55%, jumping to 550-plus inquiries in 2008. In the past year, we have seen a spike in the number of inquiries focused on mobile network architecture, new types of mobile devices, and deploying vertically focused mobile applications that address the needs of workers in certain industries (e.g., retail, transportation, and healthcare).
A few short years after 3G service brought us anytime, anywhere broadband-and before Apple rolled out its 3G iPhone-4G networks began raising the bar in select markets. This latest evolution in wireless networking offers faster wireless data transmission speeds, vastly superior coverage and support for a new generation of mobile applications and services.
Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is a major breakthrough in network function virtualization (NFV). When
asked where they have deployed NFV in production networks, communication service providers (CSPs) consistently name vEPC as one of the top answers. Why is that?
In order to maximize their processing capacity, CSPs virtualize a subset of their network applications, including
mobile edge computing (MEC), base stations (small/macro
cells) and the mobile core, because these systems use a
The mobile packet core builds the foundation of the core
network on which mobile CSPs offer IP-based services to
their customers. Implementing vEPC solutions can help
CSPs obtain the scale necessary to accommodate growing
numbers of subscribers and large amounts of traffic or
connections while controlling costs and improving on quality of experience (QoE). In the past, evolved packet core
(EPC) solutions were deployed on purpose-built hardware.
NFV enables operators to deploy EPC c
Application-aware vEPC is the key to SDN/NFV service deployments. Deep packet inspection software provides granular network data, which lays the foundation for application awareness in mobile networks. This case study explains how a leading provider of virtualized network solutions uses the best-berforming deep packet inspection (DPI) software R&S®PACE 2 by Rohde & Schwarz to provide their CSP customers with overall network intelligence at a highly granular level.
This IDC study addresses the management challenges and subsequent best practice outcomes that can be achieved through the integration of existing enterprise social network tools with other networks or enterprise applications.
Network monitoring software packages require complex installation, ongoing maintenance and additional costs for servers and third-party applications. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) network monitoring alternatives greatly simplify implementation and maintenance, but they rely on uninterrupted Internet access to function, often require complex VPNs or firewall modifications, and typically provide limited access to historical data.
To find out how a simple, open and smart network accelerates the deployment and delivery of applications, read the Whitepaper on network virtualization best practices. Find out how to transform and bridge the virtual and physical network.
To find out how to simplify the virtualized network transforming multiple storage silos into a singular solution, watch our Webinar. Learn how network simplification solves data storage issues for optimized application performance.
To improve application performance with a simplified network, read our Whitepaper. Focusing on the top 5 benefits of a modernized data center architecture, it shows you how to optimize your network for business critical applications.
Get our Practical Guide to enhancing business agility with network automation and orchestration. Find out how simplifying orchestration and operations will help you unlock the value in your applications, and maximize business efficiency.
Business and IT leaders are looking to virtualization and cloud computing to deliver unprecedented agility for supporting a wide range of objectives, including cost management, increased mobility, higher application availability, and greater responsiveness to customer-related opportunities.
Why do data centers need network automation? As application workloads are redefined, data centers must change. This IDC Whitepaper looks at how network automation and orchestration can aid this transition, building simpler and more agile networks.
Learn how a simple, open and smart network can help with accelerating the deployment and delivery of applications. This Whitepaper on Network Virtualization best practices explains how to transform and bridge the virtual and physical networks.
Get our Practical Guide to enhancing business agility with network automation and orchestration. You will learn how simplifying orchestration and operations will help you unlock the value in your applications, and maximize business efficiency.
Improve application performance with a simplified network architecture. This Whitepaper on the top 5 benefits of a modernized data center architecture shows you how to optimize your network for business critical applications.
The constant growth of cloud, IoT, virtualization, mobility, and digital transformation has brought tectonic changes to the world of networking. Long viewed as a bastion of single-purpose, inflexible, and closed solutions, networks have started to transform in line with the demands for flexibility, scalability, ease of management, interoperability, and application support. Networking departments need to achieve all of the tasks above while keeping costs under control. Additionally, security requirements for the new network are not letting up — quite the opposite, as the virtualized network (and general IT) environment requires rethinking, virtualization, and evolution of security architectures.
Cloud, social, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are increasingly central to business decisions as the pace of digitization accelerates. The impact of software-defined networking (SDN), virtualization, and converged and hyperconverged infrastructure within the datacenter is substantial. These technologies add complexity but offer enticing opportunities for new business models, revenue streams, operating efficiencies, and agility that organizations must pursue if they want to remain competitive and viable. This pursuit requires businesses to keep up with current and emerging technologies and applications and transform the ways in which they conduct business. At the core of "keeping up" is an organization's datacenter strategy — with an associated technology and services strategy that will either create industry laggards or accelerate innovators.
How will you choose a network solution for your data center to deliver the right blend of performance and cost efficiency? Performance isn’t just throughput. It’s also the intelligence to support your applications with a high quality of experience.
Juniper Networks hybrid cloud architecture enables enterprises to build secure, high performance environments across private and public cloud data centers. The easy-tomanage, scalable architecture keeps operational costs down, allowing users to do more with fewer resources. Security is optimized by the space-efficient Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways, which are next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) with fully integrated, cloud-informed threat intelligence that offers outstanding performance, scalability, and integrated security services. Designed for high-performance security environments and seamless integration of networking, along with advanced malware detection with Juniper Sky™ Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP), application visibility and control, and intrusion prevention on a single platform, the SRX Series firewalls are best suited for enterprise hybrid cloud deployments.
At Juniper, we believe in building coherent networks to help simplify both the physical topology as well as the operations of the network itself. Once having done that, we can then secure it. And, by moving to micro parameters, we can do a much better job of protecting the applications. Then finally, automation, particularly as we get into micro parameters, micro segments and the need for agility, is where SDN really pays off.
The digital financial services world has created an amplified set of challenges for the data center and network. Its role in enabling the success of the wider institution has become even more critical, but to deliver this it needs to provide a higher level of performance with increased agility, while maintaining high levels of efficiency and security.
This is forcing institutions to transform their underlying IT capabilities, with the need to simplify the network, obtain more flexible connectivity, automate IT operations, and enable centralized control and administration being core strategies in this respect. As shown in Figure 8, this is driving a number of requirements for the future network. Key considerations for financial institutions in architecture design and vendor selection should be around moving toward a software-defined, intelligent, cloud-ready, and open network that enables the institution to meet its ICT imperatives and achieve these key ICT strategies.
This document is targeted at networking and virtualization architects interested in deploying VMware NSX network virtualization in a multi-hypervisor environment based on the integrated solution from VMware and Juniper.
VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) vision leverages core data center virtualization technologies to transform data center economics and business agility through automation and non disruptive deployment that embraces and extends existing compute, network and storage infrastructure investments. NSX is the component providing the networking virtualization pillar of this vision. As a platform, NSX provides partners the capability of integrating their solution and build on the top of the existing functionalities. NSX enables an agile overlay infrastructure for public and private cloud environments leveraging Juniper’s robust and resilient underlay infrastructure that also helps bridge the physical and virtual worlds using the L2 gateway functionality.
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