Juniper’s Cloud CPE includes the Contrail cloud platform, Contrail service orchestration, and vSRX virtual firewall. It gives broadband operators such as Wow the ability to provide a portfolio of hosted services on-demand such as security, voice, WiFi, and software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN).
Cloud CPE serves as a foundational element of Wow’s virtual network platform. The Contrail service orchestration provides a suite of tools to deliver cloud-based network services across their lifecycle. The Contrail cloud platform creates and deploys virtual network functions (VNFs) in OpenStack clouds. With vSRX, a broadband provider can offer its business customers managed core firewall and networking security.
Juniper first announced its Cloud CPE about a year ago. The product is based on Contrail’s open source software. It’s targeted at service providers to move from hardware-based environments to more agile VNFs. In addition to Wow, Verizon says it’s using Juniper’s Cloud CPE as part of its virtualization strategy.