At Juniper Networks and Mist Systems, we’ve been relentless in our pursuit of engineering simplicity to deliver the best user and operational experiences in the era of the AI-driven enterprise. Traditional management tools are solely focused on network monitoring, which means they miss the mark on what matters the most – the experience. Up is not the same as good.
If users are not happy, it doesn’t matter that the network is meeting SLAs. If IT teams do not have the insights to their connected devices, it doesn’t matter that network links are up. Juniper-Mist set out to tackle this problem together across the wired and wireless access layer with our Wired Assurance service.
What Is It Again?
At the end of 2019, we introduced a cloud service called Wired Assurance. Wired Assurance transforms network experiences for users, devices and the IoT by delivering automated operations and service levels for these connected devices. It leverages Mist’s AI engine and microservices cloud, which combined with Juniper EX Series Switches, delivers the rich streaming telemetry that enables visibility into switch health metrics and insights.
Mist’s AI engine and virtual network assistant, Marvis, pairs with Wired Assurance to simplify troubleshooting and streamline helpdesk operations. It is one step toward the Self-Driving Network™, turning insights into automated actions and fundamentally transforming IT operations from reactive troubleshooting to proactive remediation.
Since the arrival of Wired Assurance, we’ve been building momentum with our customers. They see how Juniper-Mist delivers value with real AI to help them increase network reliability while saving time and money. Our momentum holds no credibility unless our customers feel the same way. Here are snippets from some of our most recent customer success stories:
“Wired Assurance has pretty much eliminated the need for dedicated monitoring for our EX4600 switches in our offices. Plus, Mist gives us greater visibility into our wireless clients than we’ve ever had before.”
- Bryton Herdes, Network Engineer at Jackson Electric
“Mist’s AI intrigued me, but Wired Assurance, Wi-Fi Assurance, Marvis, and analytics put us in a position where the network is very easy and transparent to manage.”
- Steve Mitzel, Director of IT at Ashland School District
Wired Assurance for Day 0/Day 1 Activation and Provisioning
The excitement doesn’t stop at customer momentum. Wired Assurance now brings operational simplicity to Day 0/Day 1 activities for the onboarding and auto-provisioning of wired switches. It’s truly plug-and-play for network administrators, starting with a single activation code that claims the cloud-ready, ZTP-enabled EX Switches into the Mist Cloud. Once the switches are online, IT teams can deploy their own configuration models using global templates to streamline bulk rollouts. The templates help drive standardization of configurations yet are also flexible enough to accommodate specific site or switch attributes.
Wired Assurance also implements profiles to determine the provisioning of color and colorless ports. For the static provisioning of color ports, IT teams can manually assign profiles to port ranges or odd/even sequences. For the auto-provisioning of colorless ports, device types are automatically identified and assigned an appropriate profile, without requiring assistance from the network admin.
And with Mist’s 100% API foundation, deployments can now be fully automated to accelerate deployment and ongoing operations, helping IT teams transition away from being a “CLI jockey” with antiquated, cumbersome and error-prone CLI interfaces.
From Day 0 to Day 2 and beyond, Wired Assurance is all about the experience – from a simplified onboarding and configuration process of EX Switches to the acceleration of AIOps with AI-powered automation and service levels for connected devices. There’s nothing else like it on the market. If you want to see Wired Assurance in action, we are hosting weekly live demos. Come check it out!
- Try out Wired Assurance with your EX Switches! Qualify for your free 90-day trial.
- Wired Assurance Datasheet
- WiFi Ninjas Podcast: Wired Assurance and EX Switches Automation