Juniper networks announced a university funding initiative to fuel strategic research to advance network technologies for the next decade. Juniper’s goal is to enable universities, including Dartmouth, Purdue, Stanford and the University of Arizona, to explore next-generation network solutions in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), intelligent multipath routing and quantum communications.
Investing now in these technologies, as organizations encounter new levels of complexity across enterprise, cloud and 5G networks, is critical to replace tedious, manual operations as networks become mission critical for nearly every business. This can be done through automated, closed-loop workflows that use AI and ML-driven operations to scale and cope with the exponential growth of new cloud-based services and applications.
The universities Juniper selected in support of this initiative are now beginning the research that, once completed, will be shared with the networking community. In addition, Juniper joined the Center for Quantum Networking Industrial Partners Program to fund industry research being spearheaded by the University of Arizona.