As network operators introduce new technology into their next-generation infrastructure to meet ever-increasing customer demands, they want to ensure the technology is standards-based and fully interoperable with other devices in their infrastructure. This interoperability is critical to enable smooth operations in multivendor network environments. Juniper Networks is committed to providing multivendor interoperability through standards-based solutions for our customers to enable reliable networks. We’re an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), contributing to – and adhering to – industry standards.
As part of our commitment, Juniper has also participated in multivendor interoperability testing with the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) since 2015, proving interoperability with vendors, including Arista, Aruba/HPE, Cisco, Huawei, Nokia and others. This annual testing showcases Juniper’s fully standards-based solutions that interoperate with other standards-based equipment and vendors. The proof points resulting from this EANTC multivendor interoperability testing help simplify network operators’ decision-making for their next-generation cloud, data center and transport infrastructure by providing a trusted list of interoperable products.
At the 2023 EANTC interoperability testing in Berlin, Germany, Juniper once again demonstrated our data center platforms’ EVPN-VXLAN multivendor interoperability with other vendors’ data center products, including those from Arista, Aruba, Keysight, Nokia, Ribbon and Spirent.
The Juniper products tested include the QFX-5120-32C, QFX-5120-48Y, QFX-5130-32C, ACX7100-48L and PTX10001-36MR. This year’s EVPN interoperability testing focused on the following:
- Symmetric inter-irb routing using EVPN Route Type-2 Mac-IP
- OISM multicast distributed routing
- IPv6 native underlay and overlay EVPN-VXLAN
- Data Center Interconnect using seamless EVPN-VXLAN tunnel stitching – rfc9014
- VLAN-based and VLAN-aware EVPN-VXLAN MAC-VRF services
The complete test details and results for each test are included in the EANTC Multi-Vendor MPLS SDN Interoperability Test Report 2023.
Our participation in the EANTC testing, as part of Juniper’s commitment to delivering multi-vendor interoperability, reduces customers’ testing and validation time to shortlist products through independent interoperability verification when looking to enhance and expand infrastructure to meet ever-increasing demands.