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Juniper Networks UK bigwig hotfoots it to Alternative Networks

Juniper UK and Ireland boss Mark Quartermaine is hot-footing it to one of the firm's biggest channel partners, Alternative Networks, where he will be COO from next month. The former IBM, C&W, BT Global Services and Azzurri exec initially joined LSE-listed Alternative as a non-exec director in January last year but his …
Paul Kunert, 24 Apr 2014
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Juniper Networks waves axe at 6% of workforce

A twitchy Juniper Networks can't seem to sit still for very long before wielding the job-cuts axe. This time it's letting go of six per cent of its workforce around the world. Hundreds of employees are set to be let go just months after the company's last round of layoffs in October last year. Juniper Networks said that staff …
Kelly Fiveash, 03 Apr 2014
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Juniper jury sinks Palo Alto Networks case, for now

Juniper Networks' patent case against Palo Alto Networks is in abeyance for now, after a US judge declared a mistrial because the jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict. The case was over US patents 8,077,723, 7,779,459, 7,650,634, 7,302,700, 7,093,280 and 6,772,347, which Juniper said PAN was infringing. PAN was founded by …

Juniper Networks hires engineering expert as new CEO

Juniper Networks has hired a replacement for its CEO Kevin Johnson, who confirmed his plan to retire from the company in July this year. The job has been handed to Shaygan Kheradpir, who has been poached from financial services provider Barclays PLC, where he worked as chief operations and technology officer. Kheradpir …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Nov 2013
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Bolshy investor pushes Juniper Networks into restructuring plan

Juniper Networks has bowed to pressure from hedge fund Elliott Management, accepting demands from the fund, apparently including appointing two directors it proposed. Elliott has been campaigning for change at the company, recommending that it return some of its capital to shareholders and nominating two directors to the board. …

Hardwired crypto certificate FAIL bricks Juniper router kit

Sysadmins with older Juniper Networks kit have been left scrambling to keep their networks running after a security certificate expiration bricked their boxen. The issue has been keeping mailing lists like AusNOG and J-NSP busy as users tried to work out whether it was a deliberate strategy to force people off the EOL gear – and …
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Order and shipping woes to hit Juniper in early summer, warns distie

If you have a sudden urge to buy Juniper Networks kit around the beginning of July then you better get your orders in now to "avoid any shipping delays", we're told. Juniper distributor Arrow ECS has contacted the great unwashed in its UK reseller/integrator customer base to warn of the potential void as the switch and router …
Paul Kunert, 12 May 2014
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Juniper, Palo Alto to square off over firewall tech

A long-running legal battle between Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks is due to proceed to trial on 24 February, after a Delaware court declined a motion from Juniper for a summary judgement. The sue-ball battle has been going on since 2011, when lawyer's letters first began passing between the two companies. At the …
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Nokia may consider merging with Juniper: report

German outlet Manager Magazin Online has reported that Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), the bits of Nokia Microsoft didn't buy, is considering a transaction of some sort with Juniper Networks. NSN and Juniper already work together to provide broadband for wireless carriers, announcing a deepened relationship in November 2013 …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Feb 2014

Juniper Networks CEO throws in towel as firm swims in cash

It is always best to bow out at the top, but Juniper Networks' CEO has decided to stand down well before the company is close to peaking. At least, that's what investors will be hoping. Kevin Johnson revealed last night that the network gear firm has created a Search Committee of independent directors to locate and appoint his …
Paul Kunert, 24 Jul 2013
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Juniper under bribery investigation by US regulators

Packet-pusher Juniper Networks is under investigation by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, it has emerged. The regulators are pursuing the company over "possible violations" of the anti-bribery US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the company revealed in its 10-Q filing with the SEC on Thursday …
Jack Clark, 09 Aug 2013
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Juniper, HP join the MWC NFV frenzy

As the countdown to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona nears zero, another two major vendors have added their names to the NFV – network function virtualisation – list: Juniper and HP. Their announcements, along with similar releases last week by Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco, lend further weight to the decomposition of mobile …
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Juniper Networks eyes up EMEA distributors, axe in hand

Juniper Network's recently installed EMEA distribution boss admitted he has a "big job of work" to untangle its web of wholesalers across the region and determine which it wants to keep on board and which will be jettisoned. Industry vet Will Hamber was confirmed as the networking firm's distie bigwig last month after joining …
Paul Kunert, 18 Jun 2012
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Juniper boosts MX capacity and scale to handle mobile data deluge

Hard on the heels of an expanded development agreement with Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) that will see the two companies cooperate on mobile backhaul, encryption, and network address translation (NAT), Juniper Networks has announced a slew of new kit targeting carrier and service provider customers of its MX-series kit. …
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Juniper, Seagate stuff cash down Cloudscaling's OpenStack trousers

The founders at Cloudscaling - one of the myriad companies trying to become the "Linux of the cloud" by enhancing and commercializingthe OpenStack cloud control freak - have just landed a second wad of cash from investors. Cloudscaling was founded in the middle of 2009 by Randy Bias, the company's CTO, and Adam Waters, the COO …
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Juniper unrolls MetaFabric, new switch

Juniper Networks has rolled out a fabric architecture and switch, along with other swag. To get a handle on it all, Vulture South spent some time talking with Dhritiman Dasgupta, Juniper's director of platform solutions, to get a handle on key aspects of the release. Taking the fabric architecture first: MetaFabric is starting …

Juniper in shock dump of biggest supplier

Juniper Networks has dumped its biggest manufacturer Plexus from a huge contract to make switches and network gear. Juniper had said that it was cutting the number of suppliers it uses and Plexus announced yesterday that it was one of the firms getting the axe. "This is very surprising news to us given our recent communications …
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Juniper ELIMINATES 300 jobs, braces wallet for US gov shutdown blow

Jittery Juniper Networks is axing hundreds of workers amid concerns the US government shutdown could hamper its stateside federal business. The cuts were confirmed during a conference call with analysts last night to discuss the firm's third-quarter results. Juniper also revealed sales had risen to $1.185bn, up three per cent …
Paul Kunert, 23 Oct 2013

US giant Juniper bites off webby arm of Basingstoke's security boys

Brit managed security services player Accumuli has sold its Webscreen Systems Ltd (WSL) subsidiary to US giant Juniper Networks for $10m (£6.37m). AIM-listed Accumuli picked up DDoS software maker WSL as part of the Boxing Orange acquisition it made in March 2011, a deal which cost it £5.48m in total - meaning that outlay has …
Paul Kunert, 04 Feb 2013

Juniper open sources Contrail SDN software stack

Switch and router maker Juniper Networks snapped up Contrail Systems, a startup maker of software-defined networking (SDN) software, back in December 2012 for $176m just before Contrail was to uncloak from stealth mode. Juniper outlined its SDN plans a month later, and in May released the code for beta testing. Now, the code is …

Juniper snaps up SDN startup before it even uncloaks

Struggling switch and router supplier Juniper Networks, smacked around in the hardware business by a recovering Cisco Systems and surrounded by a bunch of upstarts who want to virtualize networks and thereby suck all the profits out of hardware, is fighting back by acquiring Contrail Systems. Contrail, which was working on its …

Juniper Network pushes button, exits two distributors

Juniper Networks has given Computerlinks and Azlan their marching orders following a review of the UK distributor line-up, leaving it with Arrow ECS, Avnet TS and Westcon. The review began in May when Juniper named Will Hamber to manage its fragmented network of 30 wholesalers across EMEA. Former HP and Edge-Core Networks …
Paul Kunert, 01 Aug 2012
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Juniper pushes up sales and profits in Q1

The top brass at Juniper Networks are breathing a little bit easier as the company turned in numbers that show it is growing despite taking a big hit in sales of gear, software, and services to the US government in the first quarter. In the quarter ended in March, Juniper nudged up revenues by 2.6 per cent to $1.03bn, and net …
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Juniper goes skinny to pack routers into little racks

Juniper Networks has caught the “smaller is better for routers” bug, kicking off a 300mm form factor member of its PTX family which it says targets the traditional telco exchange, where rackspace was designed for the phone switching kit of the 1970s instead of the computer racks in data centres. Speaking to The Register ahead of …

Juniper betas Contrail control freak for software-defined nets

Juniper Networks is fast-tracking its Contrail software-defined network control freak to try to blunt the advances of myriad other players that have crashed onto the SDN bandwagon from all angles of attack. The JunosV Contrail Controller, which was not expected to be commercially available until sometime in the first half of …
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Juniper taps former HP man to sort out distribution matrix

Juniper Networks has lured Will Hamber to head up its fragmented distribution business across EMEA. Hamber is moving across from Edge-Core Networks, where he was GM for Europe and Africa from June last year, prior to that he held various management roles at HP, latterly as channel sales director for networking. He will link up …
Paul Kunert, 16 May 2012
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Ex-Microsoft bigwig Bob Muglia joins Juniper Networks

Erstwhile Microsoft server and tools biz boss Bob Muglia has taken a job at Juniper Networks – a company headed up by Redmond's one-time platforms and services division Kevin Johnson. Muglia, a veteran of the software giant, was pushed out of MS by CEO Steve Ballmer in January after 23 years of service. Although his departure …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Jul 2011

Juniper future-proofs 'programmable' switches in Cisco battle

Juniper networks has trotted out a new line of EX series modular Ethernet switches that will scale up to 100 Gigabit/sec links later this year – and its timing is spot on. With a resurgent Cisco Systems on its hands, Juniper Networks must work harder to get attention and peddle networking gear to the world's data centers and …
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Signatures no good at protecting databases, says Juniper

One of the most common forms of attack is the SQL injection, and although the vector is ancient and well-understood, it's notoriously difficult to defend against. Kevin Kennedy, senior director of product management for Juniper Networks' security business unit, is in Australia to demonstrate Juniper's latest shot at defeating …
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Cloudscaling licenses Juniper virty networking for new OpenStack distro

Cloudscaling, one of the upstarts trying to become the Red Hat of OpenStack, has unveiled OCS 2.5, the third major release of its Open Cloud System. While it prepares for the coming of "Grizzly" - the latest OpenStack release - Cloudscaling has also inked a deal with Juniper Networks to put Juniper's virtual networking software …

Juniper carbon copies sales and profits in Q4

If you squint real hard and tilt your head a little bit, you can see the difference between this year's fourth quarter at Juniper Networks and the quarter it turned in a year ago as 2011 came to a close. In the quarter ended in December, Juniper's product sales were down a barely perceptible two-hundredths of a point to $847.3m …
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CloudEthernet Forum formed to scale networks into virtual age

Nine of the majors in the Ethernet market have joined up to create the CloudEthernet Forum which they say will help the venerable networking protocol adapt to the challenges of large-scale cloud services. The forum is being spun out of the Metro Ethernet Forum – MEF – with the initial cabal comprising Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, …

Juniper chops workforce by 5.3 per cent

In July, Juniper Networks reported a 50.1 per cent drop in net earnings for the second quarter and said that it would be restructuring as well as forming a partnership with Riverbed Technologies. We now know a bit more about exactly what they meant by "restructuring". At the time, Juniper – which has seen increasing pressure …

Juniper to build its own software-defined networking stack

Juniper Networks is not, it turns out, all that enthusiastic about the OpenFlow technology that is at the heart of a lot of software-defined network (SDN) strategies these days. But don't be confused. That does not mean that Juniper doesn't believe in SDN or has not been quietly putting together its own SDN battle plan to take …
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Microsoft loses Windows consumer boss to Juniper Networks

Microsoft has lost yet another top exec, after Juniper Networks revealed yesterday that it had poached the software giant's Windows consumer marketing boss Brad Brooks. Brooks had been with Redmond since January 2002, when he began work on the company's biz development and marketing for various Windows products. According to …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Jan 2011

EMC in bizarre Juniper gobble attempt - Wall Street whispers

Reports say that data networking supplier Juniper Networks is putting itself up for sale and EMC could be a buyer. Benzinga, a financial website, reported a rumour this week that Juniper was shopping itself around, with banker JP Morgan hired to deal with bids from potential buyers, such as EMC. A bid in the high twenties was …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2012
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Juniper boosts Oz presence, waits for cash to rain from cloud

Juniper Networks is boosting its presence in Australia as it readies for an anticipated boom in cloud and enterprise grade services. The vendor has expanded its office in Melbourne, adding 50 local staff . Juniper Networks ANZ vice president Mark Iles expects the National Broadband Network (NBN) to stimulate cloud computing in …
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Juniper gobbles Altor Networks in $95m startup snack

Juniper Networks has acquired partner Altor Networks for $95m in cash, to beef up the security of networks and virtualized servers using its switches. Altor, which was founded in 2007, is located in Redwood Shores, California, and has created a firewall and intrusion protection system combination that was designed from the …
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Juniper disappointed by skittish service providers

Switch and router maker Juniper Networks, like rival Cisco Systems, has been adversely impacted by the skittish economy and has now been rattled by VMware's $1.26bn acquisition of network virtualizer Nicira. The conversation will quickly shift from what Juniper is doing to get an edge on Cisco to what it is going to do to blunt …

Juniper stalled by Q4 slowdown

Juniper Networks is having its Cisco moment, but it doesn't look like it is much to worry about. Yesterday afternoon, Juniper warned Wall Street that it would not meet its sales targets for the fourth quarter ended in December, echoing a similar slowdown that archrival Cisco Systems had in its Q4 of fiscal 2010 ended in July of …

Data centre Ethernet speed club signs Brocade

The industry consortium formed to boost cloud data centre Ethernet links has signed another member: Brocade Networks. With the current 10/40 Gbps Ethernet spec under stress from growing cloud loads, the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium (a snappy name sure to become more familiar than WiFi) is laying down specs for 25 Gbps (single …

Juniper profits get a haircut in Q3

Profits at Juniper Networks have had a haircut after costs for manufacturing, research, development, and sales all grew faster than revenues in its third quarter. But revenue is growing and hitting targets, which is a good sign for the networking business in general, and for Juniper in particular. In the third quarter ended in …

Juniper stalled by jittery service providers, product transitions

Juniper Networks warned Wall Street earlier this month that the fourth quarter was going to be rough because key service provider customers are cutting back on spending at the same time that the company is putting the finishing touches on some new switches and routers. The company hit the high point of its revised revenue and …
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Juniper on the prowl for acquisitions

Upstart networking-equipment maker Juniper Networks is on the prowl. Speaking at a conference in Hong Kong on Monday, Kevin Johnson, Juniper's CEO, said that the company was interested in making targeted acquisitions, specifically in the areas of mobile communications and cloud computing. According to a report in The Wall …
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Juniper flat-packs data centre networking

Juniper Networks has announced its QFabric "flat pack" single layer data centre networking scheme. Designed for virtualised data centres heavy on virtual servers, QFabric is the fruit of Juniper's Project Stratus. Network-using devices connect to the QFabric via QF/Node products, the first one being the QFX3500. These edge …
Chris Mellor, 24 Feb 2011
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Juniper stuffs money into Violin

Juniper Networks has joined Toshiba in pumping money into flash memory array startup Violin Memory to the tune of $35m. Violin uses Toshiba chips in its products, but what is Juniper's angle? Violin flash memory arrays connect to servers and provide a storage resource, shared by several servers if needed, that is very much …
Chris Mellor, 07 Feb 2011

Juniper Networks swings $4.5m loss in Q1

Juniper Networks swung a net loss of $4.5 million in its first quarter of 2009, as a hefty one-time tax charge mixed rather nastily with telcos cutting their network spending in the recession. Net income of -$4.5m in Juniper's three month quarter ended March 31 compared to a $110.4m gain in the same quarter last year. Not …
Austin Modine, 23 Apr 2009
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Juniper profits pinched by economy, product transitions

The choppiness in the network equipment racket continues, with Juniper Networks barely hitting the low end of its profit guidance for the second quarter of 2011. The Silicon Valley networker also lowered its revenue and profit expectations for the full year, thanks to a slowdown in service-provider spending and jumpiness on the …
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Cisco prepares to take $700m hit to make 6,000 layoffs

Cisco has said that it will be hit with $700m in charges in fiscal 2015 in the restructuring plan that will see the firm axe 6,000 employees. The company said in a regulatory filing that it expects to recognise around $250m to $350m of these charges in the first quarter of the next financial year and the rest throughout the year …
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IBM plugs Netcool into Juniper's Space

Juniper Networks is reaching into IBM's service management portfolio to add some oomph to its new Junos Space network application platform. Big Blue said on Tuesday that it will license its Tivoli Netcool/Ominibus and Network Manager technology for Junos Space. The pact was announced during IBM's Pulse 2010 conference in Las …
Austin Modine, 24 Feb 2010