5G Factor Video Research Note: Juniper Cloud Metro Does the Heavy Lifting to Deliver the Cloud Goods to Operators

For this vignette of a recent episode of the Futurum Tech Webcast, Part of the 5G Factor series, analysts Ron Westfall and Shelly Kramer assess how Juniper’s Cloud Metro portfolio helps usher in the Cloud Metro era, replacing the retro metro.

Their conversation focused on:

  • How Cloud Metro applies cloud principles to metro networks to attain cloud-scale service agility using resource pooling, automated operations, elastic scalability, and secure and measured services.
  • Advantageous Cloud Metro outcomes include developing one converged metro to support all use cases, full service and network provisioning with cloud native tools, ease in scaling and optimization of east-west traffic, and peace of mind from built-in security, Service SLA, QoE are all actively tested and assured.
  • Juniper Cloud Metro portfolio does the heavy lifting for operators including pooling of server, storage, and switching capabilities throughout cloud fabrics and multicloud implementations as well as scale up and scale out capabilities in the support of nascent network slicing and microservices applications.

Ron and Shelly delve into why they see Cloud Metro capabilities as critical to powering 5G network innovation and monetization and broadening adoption of cloud principles to metro networks.

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Author Information

Ron is an experienced, customer-focused research expert and analyst, with over 20 years of experience in the digital and IT transformation markets, working with businesses to drive consistent revenue and sales growth.

He is a recognized authority at tracking the evolution of and identifying the key disruptive trends within the service enablement ecosystem, including a wide range of topics across software and services, infrastructure, 5G communications, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), analytics, security, cloud computing, revenue management, and regulatory issues.

Prior to his work with The Futurum Group, Ron worked with GlobalData Technology creating syndicated and custom research across a wide variety of technical fields. His work with Current Analysis focused on the broadband and service provider infrastructure markets.

Ron holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from University of Nevada — Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Arts in political science/government from William and Mary.


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