Cloud Metro

Deliver exceptional user experiences over a converged, service-intelligent network.

As the “new edge” where connectivity, distributed cloud, and customer experiences converge, metro networks face traffic growth of 500 percent by 20271. Expanded security threats, talent shortages, and new ITU standards for reducing carbon emissions are also changing metro requirements.

Amid these conditions, operators can’t sustain the current cost per bit of service delivery for long. Juniper Cloud Metro applies cloud principles to metro networks, enabling sustainable business growth with future-proof systems, architecture, and AI-enabled automation as a service

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Most Innovative Routing and Switching Solution

Juniper Networks Cloud Metro earns the "Editor's Choice" Leading Lights Awards 2022, enabling service providers to build a sustainable future.

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How Juniper can help

Juniper’s Cloud Metro solution is uniquely AI-enabled, cloud-delivered, and integrated with zero trust security and active assurance testing and monitoring. Our solution delivers future-proof performance while lowering power consumption by up to 77 percent and reducing device onboarding time from hours to minutes. 

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Reduce TCO by more than half

With a unique chassis design and adaptive power innovation, Juniper Cloud Metro routers reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by 53 to 71 percent with the industry’s highest capacity per slot, greatest port density, and the ability to support XR and ZR/ZR+ coherent optics on every port concurrently.

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Converged IP services fabric

Support all residential, business, and mobile services on a single converged network platform, with both scale-out and scale-up options. 

Ready for service in minutes

AI-enabled Juniper Paragon™ Automation as a Service validates hardware and software authenticity, images the latest software, secures zero-touch configuration and provisioning, checks device health and network performance, and updates inventory so your cloud metro devices are fully ready for service in minutes.

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Cloud metro as experience sensor 

Juniper Paragon Active Assurance agents are a test and monitoring feature embedded in all Juniper Cloud Metro routers, turning your metro network into a distributed sensor that continually measures and assures customers’ end-to-end service experiences.

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Zero trust security

Unique cryptographic digital identities are implemented with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) across the IP services fabric, enabling device attestation and RFC-compliant secure zero-touch provisioning (sZTP). File encryption protects data at rest, and MACsec protects data in transit. 

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Juniper’s open ecosystem approach to 5G unlocks the full power and potential of your network. We can help you reimagine your architecture, operations, and service experience to create new business value and compete in the coming decade.

Paragon Automation

Paragon Automation delivers closed-loop automation to translate business intent into tangible outcomes. The solution helps ensure that your customers receive assured service experiences throughout the network lifecycle, from Day 0 to Day 2.


Juniper offers the industry’s most comprehensive and high-performing 400G routing and switching platforms: PTX Series Packet Transport RoutersMX Series Universal Routing Platforms, ACX Series Routers, and QFX Series Switches. These platforms increase efficiencies throughout your infrastructure while keeping your network secure and highly customizable.


DQE expands regional network to meet needs ranging from 5G to differentiated services delivery

Regional service providers like DQE Communications have a home-team advantage, with a nuanced understanding of local needs plus the agility to react quickly. DQE, which serves Western Pennsylvania, moved swiftly to expand its metro network services to meet the digital needs of its customers and its growing metro edge and mobile backhaul requirements.

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