Juniper Networks today announced its Paragon Automation solutions received top honours in the Q1 2021 MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept (PoC) Showcase. Juniper Paragon Active Assurance was recognized in two categories for its unique ability to help service providers deliver a superior quality of service experience, underscoring the market demand for modern automation solutions that embed active assurance to proactively identify and solve network problems before customers are impacted.
Juniper’s Orchestrated Multi-edge Clouds (PoC 131) solution received the Market Game Changer Award, which recognizes use cases with the largest potential impact on the service provider market. The solution demonstrates how communications service providers can accelerate adoption of enterprise multi-edge cloud services through the orchestration of IoT applications and connectivity on open edge compute platforms. In this PoC, in addition to Paragon Active Assurance, Juniper provided the SD-WAN, LAN (Access Points and EX switches) and Juniper Mist Cloud, boosting scale and agility through an API-centric, modern microservices cloud architecture while offering ground-breaking services, such as Juniper Mist Assurance (Wi-Fi, Wired and WAN) and Marvis, the virtual network assistant for proactive AIOps.
Juniper’s Revolutionizing Live Events (PoC 132) was also granted the Judge’s Choice Award, which recognizes the best presented PoC, both in the showcase itself and through digital presence. The solution demonstrates a differentiated viewing experience for live events, enabled over an optimized network slice, to deliver customized and immersive video content. It leverages the latest in video technology, edge compute-based AI and machine learnings, MEF-based network slicing and network-based quality of experience (Juniper Paragon Active Assurance) to both autonomously generate content and deliver personalized and unique video views over the enterprise network. Juniper, along with ADVA and Equinix, partnered with Spectrum Enterprises, who led the winning PoC.