Today’s service provider model is a serious obstacle to meeting the needs of customers who demand personalized services in minutes rather than months. Manual network operations, static and inflexible infrastructure, and high risks associated with innovation increase time to market — and time to revenue — for service providers at a time when customers want one-click access to new services that will drive their business. In a highly competitive service provider market, the inability to innovate and rapidly deploy new services means the potential loss of customers and revenue.
Now, with the cloud and network functions virtualization (NFV), service providers can meet customer demands and offer innovative services to drive new revenue and increase customer satisfaction. A new video from Juniper Networks shows how the Contrail Cloud Platform can help service providers deliver these innovative services simply and quickly while demonstrating how an open and modular approach can support rapid service creation.
As an integrated, turnkey cloud management platform, the Contrail Cloud Platform orchestrates and automates the provisioning, operation, and management of virtualized network functions (VNFs) and physical network functions (PNFs) from Juniper and its partners. Built on leading open source projects such OpenStack, OpenContrail, KVM, Docker and Ceph, Contrail Cloud Platform gathers rich, prescriptive analytics, presenting granular infrastructure telemetry information through very large-scale ingestion and querying of structured and unstructured data. The Contrail Cloud hardware reference architecture, meanwhile, facilitates the design and deployment of an integrated compute, network, and storage system that runs Contrail Cloud Platform software, delivering a comprehensive turnkey cloud management platform for NFV.
By offering a tested, all-in-one platform that includes services from both Juniper and its partners, service providers can achieve the rapid time to market and operational excellence they need to meet the dynamic demands of their customers.