Starting a new IT networking project and getting it off the ground can be a difficult task. You need to define your goals, identify your team members, define work tasks, develop your (agile) plan, delegate your work and execute and monitor throughout the project. As you can see, a lot of things to consider! That is why it is important to have a qualified technology partner who can help you with the process.
Juniper Networks has made steady gains in the marketplace for some time, and although they are unlikely to displace Cisco any time soon, Juniper Networks is well worth considering as a technology choice. In this post, we take a look at where and why Juniper is better than its competition and why it’s a good bet both for users and for IT professionals.
Choose Juniper Networks for your IT project for the following 5 reasons:
1. Complete portfolio for enterprises
Juniper is your one-stop shop for a wide range of networking needs, including enterprise and service provider networks, data center networks, mobility solutions, network security, cloud, and wireless. They have top of the line products for routing, switching, Wi-Fi, and security. This is also confirmed by market research companies such as Gartner and Forrester. Juniper Networks is marked as a Leader in their industry by both organisations.
A hot topic for enterprises nowadays is remote work. Due to COVID-19 more employees are working from home. Juniper Networks has a solution for this as well; Enterprise at Home. This solution leverages Mist Wi-Fi, Mist Edge and Juniper Connected Security. It makes sure that users keep connected, productive and secure without losing the agility and reliability needed to scale to support evolving demands.
2. Security by design
In all the solutions Juniper Networks security is built in from the very beginning. The benefits for your organisation are that it reduces costs and mitigates risks. Solving security issues at the beginning is much cheaper. You also want to make sure that both known and unknown cyberthreats are detected. This is done by Juniper’s Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP) solution, which discovers zero-day threats. ATP stops them in their tracks by enforcing protection mechanisms at all points of connection on the network.
Juniper Networks has a whole range of products and solutions to make sure that your data is secure. Their security solutions protect your business, unifying all your network elements into a threat-aware network. It dynamically enforces security policies across every point on connection, leaving you with a much smaller surface. One of their security solutions is the SRX Series Firewalls. They deliver high-performance security with advanced, integrated threat intelligence, delivered on the industry’s more scalable and resilient platform.
Take a look at all of Juniper’s next-generation security solutions.
3. Juniper delivers on the promise of the AI-Driven Enterprise
IT is becoming more complex by the day, but it is also one of most critical elements of your business. The number of devices, applications, operating systems and users continues to grow. You will stay ahead with Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Juniper Networks is a leader in AI for IT with Mist. They use AI-driven insights, automation and actions to maximize the experience for your users by bringing simplicity, reliability and security to your enterprise network. Mist does this for wired and wireless access, campus and data centers and multi-cloud environments. Recently, Juniper Networks announced four new wireless access points (APs) that extend the benefits of AI-driven Wi-Fi 6 to additional verticals and use cases.
Have you met Marvis?
Marvis is Juniper’s Virtual Network Assistant (VNA). He will be the digital network expert that supports your own team of network experts. What is so special about Marvis is that he is the first network assistant in the industry to bring conversational AI to networking. This transforms the way IT teams interact and engage with enterprise networks. Marvis can contextualize requests to accelerate troubleshooting workflows, automate responses and make intelligent decisions or recommendations.
4. The analysts are duly impressed
You know that it’s a safe bet to join forces with an organisation when they are mentioned by the big analysts. Juniper Networks is mentioned both by Gartner and Forrester.
They are mentioned by Gartner as a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center and Cloud Networking for the third year in a row. We believe that their placement in the Quadrant affirms their strength in providing secure, automated and AI-driven solutions for your organisation. Juniper’s multivendor solutions apply to a wide set of use cases, including hybrid cloud, virtualized workloads and 400G designs.
Juniper Networks is mentioned in The Forrester Wavetm: Open, Programmable Switches for a business wide Software Defined Networks (SDN), Q3 2020. They have been analysed and scored based on 32 criteria and are chosen as a Leader in The Wavetm. According to Forrester, Juniper offers a comprehensive, business wide networking platform. Next to that, Juniper recognized that customers need more than technology and products. That is why they developed various resources to educate customers on laying out their automation journey.
With Juniper Networks you are in for a future-proof investment according to these analysts.
5. Supported by local partners
Even with a multinational organisation such as Juniper Networks you can get a local service experience with their partners. We at Infradata cover West and Central Europe with our Juniper services. We bring you local knowledge and resources, with the technical expertise and dedication to drive excellence for all your networking solutions. We are located in six European regions; The Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Belgium and Poland.
We are an award-winning Juniper Elite Partner with advanced security and enterprise routing specialities, and the distinction of multiple certified engineers. They are recognized by Juniper as technical experts and advocates of Juniper solutions. That means you can count on Infradata for the technical know-how and hands-on experience to accurately assess your networking requirements, and design, implement, and manage a Juniper-based solution to suit your needs.
Can we help you with your next IT project?
Are you convinced to choose Juniper Networks and Infradata as your supplier and knowledge partner for your next IT project? Then contact us and we will get in touch with you. We are happy to discuss your situation and see if we can help you, no strings attached.
Sanne Schoonhoven - 3 September 2020
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