Marvis VNA for Data Center

Marvis VNA for the data center is the industry’s only AI-Native virtual network assistant for data center operations. It works in conjunction with Juniper Apstra to provide proactive and prescriptive data center actions and simplify knowledgebase queries using the Marvis conversational interface (powered by GenAI). Proactive actions by Marvis save time and money and increase network uptime by accelerating problem resolution. 

By combining the power of AI and intent-based networking, Marvis VNA and Apstra create an unbeatable operational experience for data center network teams. Together, they enable continuous adaptation to evolving network patterns, proactively identifying anomalies and providing a more responsive and adaptive approach to network management. In addition, operators have a simpler way to understand the behavior of their network and quickly answer common deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting questions.  With Marvis VNA for data center, operators can reduce OPEX by 85%, and have the confidence they need to deliver reliable, measurable, secure and high-quality connections at scale for every user experience.

Key Features

  • End-to-end visibility with VNA dashboard across campus, branch, and data center
  • Rich insight into DC cabling, configuration, connectivity, and operations  issues 
  • Actionable recommendations across the data center 
  • Conversational interface using Natural Language Processing and GenAI
  • Seamless integration with Juniper Apstra
  • Multivendor switch fabric compatibility

Features + Benefits

Marvis VNA for Data Center leverages Apstra’s rich telemetry and flow data to provide a high-level view of data center network health. Marvis highlights anomalies and recommended actions in data center switching devices, virtual infrastructure, physical and logical connectivity, and security. AI-driven insights lead to faster root cause identification and issue resolution. If more detailed information is required, a single click opens the relevant screen in the Apstra user interface where the network operator can continue troubleshooting.

Marvis VNA for Data Center Octopus View

Marvis uses advanced natural language processing (NLP) and Generative AI (GenAI) to understand user intent and goals. Its Conversational Assistant contextualizes natural language inquiries to provide specific answers, whether you’re troubleshooting operations or searching for data center documentation. 

Marvis VNA for Data Center Chat

Multivendor Compatibility

Because Apstra is inherently multivendor, working with both Juniper and many 3rd-party switching devices, Marvis VNA for Data Center inherits those multivendor properties. This enables comprehensive visibility of data center network health, regardless of which switching vendors are being deployed.

Marvis for the Data Center: New Levels of Real-time Visibility and Performance

Juniper's acclaimed AI-Native virtual network assistant, Marvis, has now extended its capabilities to the data center, delivering seamless visibility across all your network domains. With Marvis, you can enjoy the same end-to-end assurance that has been enhancing user and operator experiences in campus and branch environments for years.

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Marvis VNA for Data Center FAQs

What is Juniper’s Marvis Virtual Network Assistant?

The Marvis® Virtual Network Assistant uses Mist AI™ to transform how IT teams interact with enterprise networks. With natural language processing (NLP), a Conversational Assistant, prescriptive actions, Self-Driving Network™ operations, and integrated help desk functions, Marvis streamlines operations and optimizes experiences from client to cloud across wireless access, wired access, SD-WAN, and data center domains.

How does Marvis VNA for Data Center help customers?

Marvis VNA for Data Center extends some of Marvis’ capabilities to the data center to provide true end-to-end, client-to-cloud network visibility and troubleshooting. Benefits include faster issue resolution with lower mean time to resolution/innocence (MTTR/MTTI), proactive trouble identification, and improved experiences for both network users and operators.

How does Marvis VNA work with Apstra Intent-based Networking?

Marvis integrates with Apstra and leverages the rich telemetry and other data collected by Apstra to create a high-level view of data center network anomalies, and provide AI-driven recommended actions. One-click access from the Marvis user interface into Apstra enables a seamless transition for deeper troubleshooting and rapid resolution.

How can I access Marvis VNA for Data Center?

Initially, Marvis VNA for Data Center will be available to customers who subscribe to both Mist Marvis VNA and Apstra. Contact your account team for a demo or trial.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure, Mike Toussaint, Christian Canales, Tim Zimmerman, December 21, 2022.

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