Technology alliance covers LAN to 5G Wireless WAN, addressing emerging demands
Organizations are transforming. Workforces are more distributed and physical infrastructures have changed. Businesses need greater agility, mobility, extended customer reach, and better risk mitigation. The pandemic highlighted how transformation was restricted by conventional connectivity, not simply within the enterprise walls, but beyond. For example:
- A retailer acquired a new site, however the complexity of running wires to the location made it impractical.
- A hospital needed to expand capacity immediately, however, the time it would have taken to deploy the pop-up site was too slow.
- An employee working from home was unable to maximize their productivity due to poor, limited network connectivity in their remote location.
While organizations have fully embraced the benefits of wireless within the enterprise (wireless LAN, or WLAN), they now look to the benefits wireless can bring to the WAN. The emergence of 5G Wireless WAN solutions, delivering increased performance and reach, has become an attractive alternative to traditional wired WAN offerings.
By integrating 5G WWAN into an organization’s existing wired and WLAN network topology, organizations can realize faster time to service and day-1 connectivity, enhanced application performance, diversification of WAN connections, and more. Paralleling how Wi-Fi became the primary access method within the enterprise, organizations are envisaging a future where Wireless WAN could replace wired, in some use cases, as the primary access method to the enterprise.
Juniper and Cradlepoint partnership
The collaboration between Juniper/MIST and Cradlepoint brings the value of mobility and wireless within and outside the enterprise. Together they deliver a full-stack networking solution that can help organizations nimbly adapt to the next normal. It combines Juniper’s AI-driven wired, Wi-Fi, and SD-WAN solutions with Cradlepoint’s 5G portfolio to provide enterprises more options for reliably connecting to remote locations.
Marvis, Juniper’s AI-driven problem solver and conversational assistant, provides network visibility and proactive network insights and remediations. In addition, by leveraging the combined data attained via Mist AI and Cradlepoint NetCloud™ (available via open APIs), organizations get better end-to-end network visibility, enhanced business continuity, and the essential insight needed to maximize end-to-end experiences.