Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) says that WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone, the business services arm of cable MSO WOW!, has launched field tests of Juniper Networks' Cloud CPE offering to deliver new services to business customers. Elements of Juniper Networks' Cloud CPE offering under evaluation include the Contrail Cloud Platform, Contrail Service Orchestration, and Juniper Networks vSRX Virtual Firewall.
According to Juniper Networks, WOW! is testing a hybrid infrastructure that incorporates both physical and virtual network elements. WOW! is already using Juniper Networks routers in its network, including MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, EX Series Ethernet Switches and QFX Series Switches. Hardware from other vendors also will be part of the trial.
On the virtual side, WOW! is using Juniper's Contrail Service Orchestration, which comprises a suite of tools designed to simplify, automate, and manage the delivery of cloud-based network services across, as well as the Contrail Cloud Platform, a turnkey cloud orchestration offering for creating, scaling and deploying virtual network functions (VNFs) in OpenStack clouds. The vSRX Virtual Firewall will enable WOW! to offer managed security offerings.
"At WOW!, we're committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions, combining technology with outstanding customer service," says Eric Fligel, vice president of network engineering at WOW!. "Field testing Juniper's SDN and NFV technology is helping us quickly evaluate new business opportunities that allow us to provide the innovative and forward-thinking services that our customers demand."
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