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Juniper Networks has unveiled new solutions that contribute to faster network management automation. These are Juniper Engineering Network (EngNet), NRE Labs and Cloud Customer Certification Labs (CCL).

According to Gartner, by 2022 only a quarter of all management teams will be using the Command Line Interface (CLI) as their primary management interface. That is a decrease of more than 70 percent compared to now. However, in order to make that prediction come true, more needs to be done than just introducing new products, says Juniper.

According to the company, training and expanding the skills of network technicians is crucial for modernising the network. Juniper’s new solutions should help.


EngNet is an automation community for network engineers. It is a learning environment that includes virtual laboratories, tools, libraries and the ability to exchange innovative applications. In this way, the acceptance of automation within companies and individuals must be accelerated.

EngNet also provides access to virtual environments in the cloud. The complete documentation can be found, including a full range of tools for switching from manual to automated management.

Juniper has further developed NRE Labs in a web-based, on-demand automation curriculum, with a focus on the emerging role of network reliability engineering (NRE). NRE Labs offers technicians and network administrators an intuitive browser-based training experience, says Juniper. The intention is that with the knowledge and skills gained, they can automate the workflows within their network using the open tools that they learned during the training sessions.

CCL has also been introduced. This is a platform within Juniper’s cloud, where network technicians can set up and use a virtual laboratory environment. The environment includes network systems and traffic generators. This allows network engineers to experiment with automated testing and staging processes.


The Automation and DevOps courses are now available for beginners and intermediate level participants. There are also exam courses available for JNCIA and JNCIS certifications. Juniper also organizes new events for network engineers who are interested in using NRE Labs and Cloud CCL.

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