Juniper Networks has announced a university funding initiative to fuel strategic research to advance network technologies for the next decade.
The 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 multi-path routing and quantum communications.
Investing in these technologies 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.
“Cloud services will continue to proliferate in the coming years, increasing network traffic and requiring the industry to push forward on innovation to manage the required scale out architectures,” said Raj Yavatkar, CTO of Juniper Networks.
The universities under this initiative are beginning the research that will be shared with the networking community upon completion.
Juniper has joined the Center for Quantum Networking Industrial Partners Program to fund industry research spearheaded by the University of Arizona.