SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (WOW!), a progressive broadband service provider in the United States serving residential, business and wholesale consumers in over 20 markets, is field testing Juniper Networks' Cloud CPE solution as a means to deliver new services to business customers. With Juniper Networks Cloud CPE, which includes the Contrail Cloud Platform, Contrail Service Orchestration and Juniper Networks vSRX Virtual Firewall, WOW! is evaluating the evolution of its business services offering to include an agile, cloud-based platform to enable automated, efficient delivery of value-added services to customers.
Providing next-generation services through the cloud enables cable operators to increase the value of their network by offering a portfolio of hosted services available on-demand. Through the use of technologies like software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), cable operators also have the ability to quickly spin up new services to manage and monitor service performance without having to commit large amounts of capital at the onset. In fact, a recent Juniper study which examined how businesses are leveraging network and IT automation, found that 93 percent of respondent companies that were using both SDN and NFV feel that these technologies give them a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace. SDN and NFV are bringing cable providers unprecedented levels of agility to expand their businesses, offering managed services, such as security, voice, Wi-Fi and SD-WAN.
WOW! approached the network transformation project with clear objectives to deliver an exceptional end-user experience. They also knew that architecting and implementing a hybrid infrastructure that incorporated both physical and virtual network elements in order to create a flexible, richly connected environment was key to the success of the project. The Juniper Cloud CPE solution automates the delivery of virtual services from anywhere in the network: the customer premises, the edge, or the data center.
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