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Juniper Networks is teaming up with big data analytics provider Guavus to launch a new suite of network intelligence tools targeted at service providers and network architects.
The new family of products, called the Junos Network Analytics suite, marries Guavus' big data-focused graphs and dashboards with Juniper's network-monitoring capabilities to give service providers better visibility into traffic patterns across their IP or Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks.
According to Juniper, the proliferation of cloud applications and mobile devices is putting more strain on the network than ever before, meaning service providers need new ways to monitor traffic flows and ensure optimal performance.
"It's no secret that service provider networks transport a lot of data, and it's growing every day," Robert Krohn, senior vice president of Juniper's Edge Software Business, wrote in a blog post. "What may not be immediately obvious is how much data service provider networks generate. Every flow on the network, every customer, and every event -- these are all data points, and important things for a network operator to understand."
Krohn said global IP backbones can create more than 20 billion records per day, amounting to over 1 TB of raw disk a day.
"That means processing and analyzing that data, and then presenting insight in a timely fashion is no small feat," Krohn wrote. "In fact until recently, it was nearly impossible."
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