Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Juniper Creates Junos Ready Software Group

Juniper Networks has formed a new business group called Junos Ready Software dedicated to creating and delivering an ecosystem of software and applications built on the Junos platform for Service Providers.

The Junos Ready Software group will deliver Juniper and partner-built applications, all running on the Junos platform. It will include the following specific operating components:

  • Project Falcon - Disclosed in October 2009, this program is focused on delivering best-of-breed mobile solutions on Junos

  • Junos Space - A network application platform for the development and deployment of simple, smart network applications

  • Junos Innovation Ecosystem - A partner program aimed specifically at enabling a broad range of new third-party applications running on Junos. Examples of these applications include mobile video delivery, addressable advertising, service monitoring, service delivery and security

JRS will be headed by executive vice president and general manager, Manoj Leelanivas, an 11-year Juniper veteran and proven technology leader, who will now report directly to Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson. Leelanivas most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of the Edge and Aggregation business unit, where he led the development and launch of Juniper's groundbreaking MX 3D Series Universal Edge Routers. Additionally, he was responsible for notable progress in Juniper's Project Falcon initiative.

In addition to establishing the Junos Ready Software business group, Juniper also made two executive assignments to further strengthen the company's relationships with and contributions to service providers.

Kim Perdikou, a 10-year Juniper veteran, who most recently served as executive vice president and general manager of Juniper's Infrastructure Products Group (IPG), will move to a newly created position working directly with CEO Kevin Johnson to focus on developing and deepening Juniper relationships with service provider customers and partners. As executive vice president, Perdikou will join the office of the CEO in a new role that leverages her deep industry knowledge and customer relationships to guide key strategic projects that further Juniper's global market leadership.

Stefan Dyckerhoff has been named executive vice president, assuming leadership responsibilities for IPG, reporting directly to Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson. An original member of Juniper's engineering team during the company's first seven years, Dyckerhoff recently rejoined the company from Cisco Systems. While at Cisco Systems, Dyckerhoff served as vice president and general manager of the Edge Routing Business Unit (ERBU) and was responsible for managing a multi-billion dollar product portfolio targeted at both the service provider and enterprise markets.

"Late last year, Juniper unveiled a new strategic vision and introduced a series of groundbreaking silicon, software, systems and partnerships to meet the 'New Network' demands of the next decade," said Kevin Johnson, Juniper's chief executive officer. "This New Network is based on smart systems, open software platforms and an approach that adapts to changing business dynamics by embracing partnerships and unleashing innovation. Today's announcements signal the next step in our evolution and underscore our commitment to helping customers tackle the relevant issues of economics and experiences."http://www.juniper.net28839

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