Juniper Networks, the US networking company, is to launch a new 5G- and IoT-ready routing platform, which it claims will help operators, cloud providers, and enterprise customers to manage growing network complexity.
The Sunnyvale, California-based company believes that the new product, called the MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform, will provide the programmability, performance and flexibility needed to provide connected cloud services.
Resource-intensive applications such as 5G and SD-WAN-based managed services are growing, and Juniper Networks believes that companies are struggling to monetise them. It said that the increasing amount of data from IoT sensors, edge and cloud computing services, will be too much to handle for existing networks.
“Cloud is eating the world, 5G is ramping up, IoT is presenting a host of new challenges, and security teams simply can’t keep up with the sheer volume of cyber attacks on today’s network,” said Manog Leelanivas, executive vice president and chief product officer of Juniper Networks.
“One thing service providers should not have to worry about among all this is the unknown of what lies ahead,” he added.
He claimed that the new platform will give customers the peace of mind they need as a variety of demands continue to put pressure on the network.
“We are building on our heritage of eliminating the biggest barriers to routing that have emerged over the past decade, and providing a platform that can grow whichever way the world does. Our commitment to removing complexity from routing has made it possible for our customers to connect in ways that have changed the world,” he said.