Juniper Apstra

Reimagine data center operations with continuous automation and assurance

Juniper Apstra offers a new way of thinking about data center network operations. Start by specifying the outcomes you want, and the software will then set up the network, assure it runs as intended, alert you when brownouts or deviations occur, and manage changes and maintenance. In this way, the turnkey Apstra software enables you to automate the entire network lifecycle in a single system, easing your adoption of network automation. Customers have achieved 90% faster time to deployment, 70% faster time to resolution, and 83% OpEx reduction.

A key principle of Apstra is that optimum operations start with the best design. Apstra ties the architect’s design to everyday operations with a single source of truth, continuous validation, and powerful analytics and root cause identification. By automating Day 2 operations, the software raises efficiency and results by providing visibility and insights, incident management, change management, compliance and audit, and maintenance and updates.

For fabric management of EVPN-VXLAN and IP fabrics, Apstra automates each aspect of design, deployment, and operation. This reduces the time from design to deployment from months or weeks to days or even hours, with validated templates and ZTP that sets up the network for you. When problems occur, the same toolset averts outages with predictive insights, shortens time to resolution, and diminishes human error with change control and fast, all-network rollback.

Key Features

  • Intent-based network design and operations
  • Automated deployment and ZTP
  • Continuous validation
  • Intent Time Voyager for network rollback
  • Lifecycle network management
  • Advanced telemetry through intent-based analytics
  • Root cause identification
  • Network maintenance mode
  • Data Center Interconnect
  • Support for modern network platforms

Features + Benefits


Automate network deployment and operations through validated and repeatable designs along with predictive analysis and proactive alerts of deviations.


Implement network changes faster with change control and validation along with compliance and audit for a scalable and versatile network.

Resource Efficiencies

Utilize IT resources efficiently with validated designs and automated and assured operations tht apply a single source of truth for knowledge retention and validate changes against intent.


Reduce the time to deliver network infrastructure services by an order of magnitude; use root cause analysis to reduce the duration of network issues; shorten maintenance time with maintenance-mode capabilities.

Open Architecture Flexibility

Deploy and operate multivendor networks with the ease and simplicity of a single-vendor network with many versatility options to predictably adapt to unique environments.


Yahoo! Japan Simplifies Data Center Network Operations

As one of Japan’s largest ISPs, Yahoo! Japan carries massive amounts of data—at volumes that continue to increase. It needed to scale its data center network to efficiently handle the ever-increasing amount of data generated by business growth, while operating with a limited number of staff.

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Data Center Networks

Simplify operations and assure experiences with the modern, automated data center. Juniper helps you automate the entire network lifecycle to simplify design, deployment, and operations and provide continuous validation.


Automated Data Center Fabrics

Standards-based network fabric architectures help your data center scale while increasing reliability and agility through automation. This solution brings together the automated and assured operations of Juniper Apstra for multivendor networks with Juniper’s scalable and programmable switching platforms.

Data Center Interconnect

First-generation DCI solutions address scalability constraints with inflexible, proprietary network elements and control software. Juniper’s DCI solutions break through those limitations.

 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Center and Cloud Networking, Andrew Lerner, Evan Zeng, Jonathan Forest, 30 June 2020.

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