Juniper Networks Wins CMC Networks AI-Driven SD-WAN Deal
July 16, 2021
Networks, a global service provider offering networking solutions, is
the first Juniper partner to offer a managed AI-driven SD-WAN solution
in Africa. A dynamic and self-optimizing network will deliver a superior
experience to CMC’s customers, allowing them to easily modify their
services, add new locations and spin up and down network speeds.
Time-to-market is significantly reduced, enabling CMC to provision
Geoff Dornan, Chief Technology Officer, CMC Networks
said, “SD-WAN is not a new technology and every SD-WAN player gives
customers speed and power on the network. However, digital
transformation strategies require a high level of intelligence, support
and the ability to underpin business-critical applications - attributes
that many SD-WAN vendors can’t provide. Juniper’s AI-driven SD-WAN gives
CMC a level of intelligence and operational insight that we haven’t seen
The Juniper solution includes Secure Vector Routing (SVR), a transformational new intelligent routing architecture that enables CMC’s network to differentiate the way it delivers applications and services to end users. The SVR allows a network to identify problems and automatically decide the most effective path to re-route traffic. This supports business applications without user intervention, in support of the best possible user experience.
The Juniper® Session Smart Router (SSR) fuels an advanced, service-centric networking solution and Mist AI engine that takes software-defined routing and SD-WAN to a new level. The SSR enables agile, secure, and resilient WAN connectivity. With tunnelless SSR technology, each session is secured with zero trust access by default, providing the highest level of security. Additionally, eliminating tunnel overhead increases bandwidth capacity and enables an improved user experience.
CMC has been rolling out Session Smart Routers in Africa for the last three years, leveraging the organization’s scale and footprint to enable digital transformation across the region. In the future, the company plans to broaden its footprint into additional regions and deliver even more AI-driven managed services powered by Juniper, including wireless access.
CMC is in the process of planning the rollout of additional cloud-hosted services driven by Mist AI, including WAN Assurance and the Marvis™ Virtual Network Assistant. These further streamline the deployment, operations and troubleshooting of its AI-driven SD-WAN environment with zero touch provisioning, customizable service levels, self-driving operations and AI-driven support to proactively address problems before customers even know they exist.