Feeds

Juniper dangles $50m carrot over Junos

Come all ye partners

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Juniper Networks is dangling a $50 million venture capital carrot over startups willing to focus on building software and applications for the Junos operating system.

The $50m VC fund expands on Juniper's recent efforts to push its network application platform, Junos Space to third-party developers, including the creation of a Junos Ready Software business group dedicated to the pitching and certification. The company also began licensing Junos to other hardware vendors to bake into their own systems.

Juniper announced the $50m venture capital grab-bag on Tuesday during its financial analyst meeting in San Francisco, California.

The company said it's scouting for early and "growth-stage" venture backed firms over the next two years that will complement its roadmap and efforts to pad the coffers. Key areas of investment are network, application, and services that foster security infrastructure, mobility, video, virtualization, network automation, optical technology, and "green" networking.

"We want to nurture them and help them be successful," said Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson at the analyst shindig. "Our customers benefit, our partners benefit, and Juniper will benefit."

Since last October when Juniper debuted its "new network" identity and roadmap, the company has been pitching a blending of what it called the "hard separation" between service providers and enterprise customers under the unifying banner of IP. It hopes Junos, the OS cooked into all its networking products, will be the platform to promote the scheme.

Juniper said it has experience tucking network startups under its wing (branches?), and it currently has investments in 11 companies. Two examples are Akeena Networks, which contributes its Media Flow Director Software, and Blade Network Technologies, which makes Junos-based blade 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches for OEMs like IBM, HP, and NEC. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
It's Big, it's Blue... it's simply FABLESS! IBM's chip-free future
Or why the reversal of globalisation ain't gonna 'appen
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
Microsoft and Dell’s cloud in a box: Instant Azure for the data centre
A less painful way to run Microsoft’s private cloud
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
CAGE MATCH: Microsoft, Dell open co-located bit barns in Oz
Whole new species of XaaS spawning in the antipodes
AWS pulls desktop-as-a-service from the PC
Support for PCoIP protocol means zero clients can run cloudy desktops
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.