“In today’s landscape, data centre operations play a crucial role in delivering business value as organisations prioritize accelerated delivery of data in full accord with managing costs and scaling flexibly. Now more than ever, organisations require more simple and agile network operations across their evolving use cases in both public and private infrastructures," said Ron Westfall, research director, Futurum.
Budget constraints, skills shortages and increasing complexity continue to drive the need for automated data centre operations. The Juniper Apstra automates and validates the design, deployment and operation of multi-vendor data centre networks. It also provides a single source of truth for predicting, analysing, and troubleshooting ongoing operations.
Value proposition includes:
Simple data collection and visualization. Using Apstra’s graph database, users can now easily customize intent-based analytics probes for telemetry and visibility into network operations, then easily explore and visualize the data using the new database query interface included in Apstra 4.2.0. The easy-to-use, no-code user interface enables new users to easily query and explore the database while allowing experienced users to write customized graph queries.
Complete network visibility with integrated flow data. Multivendor flow data through Apstra provides granular visibility for in-depth analysis and insights into the application traffic flows traversing the network without the complexity and cost of a separate monitoring system.
When paired with Apstra’s telemetry and analytics features, these capabilities simplify and speed troubleshooting, enable better performance management, capacity planning and cost control, and improve security and compliance - regardless of vendor.
Automated and streamlined network provisioning with Terraform. Companies currently using the Terraform infrastructure-as-code (IaC) platform to automate their public cloud deployments can now use the Terraform provider for Apstra to automatically push configurations to the data centre through Apstra without any API programming.
By simplifying network operations, Terraform and Apstra accelerate the delivery of new services, giving organisations a data centre solution modelled after the simplicity and agility of the cloud.
The combination of Apstra’s intent-based networking capabilities and Juniper Validated Designs enables organisations to simplify and standardise data centre architectures to achieve hyperscaler-like efficiencies.
“As business demands intensify, organisations need accessible and intuitive solutions that enable IT professionals to manage data centres with the utmost reliability by taking away the complexity,” said Mansour Karam, VP of product management at Juniper Networks.