Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Juniper Introduces Big Data Analytics for SPs Based on Guavus

Juniper Networks introduced its Junos Network Analytics suite, a set of big data analytics and network intelligence tools developed with Guavus, a start-up specializing in big data analytics solutions.

The goal is to deliver valuable insights from IP and MPLS network traffic patterns to better understand network behavior in order to optimize routing network assets, increase revenue opportunities and attract and retain customers.  The solution extracts network flow data and routing tables from Juniper Networks routing platforms or other third-party vendor routing platforms.

The Junos Network Analytics suite includes the following:

  • BizReflex: A network analytics engine and dashboard that extracts and analyzes information from edge and core routers to allow operators to segment enterprise customers according to their respective value and price services accordingly, improving margins and customer retention. It also allows service providers to identify high-value prospects and acquire new customers more efficiently. These valuable insights can increase revenue opportunities and enhance service differentiation.
  • NetReflex: Provides network architects and operations personnel with detailed traffic trends and analysis for IP and MPLS networks. This solution gives operators more insight than previously possible into traffic patterns on the network, allowing network service providers to reduce costs with informed decision capabilities and improve the efficiency of their network.

 Junos Network Analytics SKUs are available now and subscription-based pricing will be on Juniper's price list in June 2013.
  • In January 2013, Guavus, a start-up based in San Mateo, California with R&D in India, closed a $30 million round of new funding to support its big data analytics solutions.

    Guavus specializes in big data analytics solutions for tier-1 communications service providers.  It offers a suite of decisioning applications that have pre-built intelligence for faster time to insights across network, device, content and subscriber analytics.  The company said its solutions have allowed carriers to both realize cost savings by optimizing network capacity and increase revenues by delivering a better consumer experience.

    Guavus claims two of the top three mobile operators and backbone carriers in the United States utilize Guavus Big Data analytics solutions.

    The funding round was led by Investor Growth Capital (IGC) with participation from QuestMark Partners and previous investors Artiman Ventures, Sofinnova Ventures and Intel Capital.

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