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Juniper Joins the Cloud Storage Race

Juniper first unveiled long-term plans for their new IT architecture, referred to simple as Unite, in late 2015. Meant to bridge the gap between network connectivity and cloud-based operations, the platform has been highly successful so far. While it's been well over a year since it was originally introduced, the third phase of Juniper's Unite architecture, which focuses specifically on cloud computing, was officially launched at the beginning of 2017.

With the latest addition, Juniper's Unite architecture now features thorough enterprise management and cloud computing capabilities. The system is designed to work with all types of cloud services, including private, public and hybrid.

Scott Miles, senior director of Cloud & Enterprise with Juniper, commented on the increasing adoption of cloud services and the need for more market options. He was quoted as saying: "Customers are evaluating and rapidly moving to hybrid cloud environments and with Unite Cloud we are looking to help them more easily address this challenge by offering them the tools to manage public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. It is a framework designed to also provide transition from one cloud mode to another and implement common policies and look and feel across the enterprise."

In order to compete with the major players in the game, Juniper had to invest in some serious software and hardware upgrades. This includes enhanced data center management software, and a stronger data center switch. Juniper Cloud, as it has been dubbed, features Contrail JumpStart as a means of streamlining deployment.

Of course the added functionality is in addition to the features that have already been rolled out under the Unite umbrella. Multi-layer architecture increases accessibility and security, the ability to work with multiple vendors adds enhanced versatility and freedom, the end-to-end design covers every aspect of an enterprise network and the open architecture of Unity promotes the development of new apps and utilities.

Juniper still has a long way to go before they'll be able to make a significant impact on the industry of cloud computing, but the Unity architecture and the Juniper Cloud are tremendous leaps toward that goal. The company's dedication to making a name for themselves is evident, and they're backed by a team of professionals that is capable of getting the job done.

Denise Shiffman, senior vice president of Juniper Development and Innovation with Juniper Networks, explained why more enterprises are shifting focus to the cloud. She was quoted as saying: "The move to hybrid, multi-cloud IT is accelerating with workloads migrating to cloud data centers at lightspeed. Enterprises require agility and elasticity for applications or services to be spun up quickly and managed efficiently and securely with limited resources. With the solutions announced today, Juniper is changing the landscape for IT leaders who are in search of open, automated and secure solutions to deploy hybrid cloud environments."

To find out even more information about Juniper, Juniper Cloud or the Juniper Unite architecture, please refer to their official site at Juniper also maintains an active presence on the most popular social media channels.


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