One thing Juniper won't do, Johnson and other executives said, is approach the converged infrastructure market as a stack player attempting to own each layer, from the compute to the networking to the storage.
"We don't really get into the compute layer; we're not getting into storage," Johnson (pictured) told CRN. "But, we're going to continue to be a pure-play, high-performance networking company. We're going to do that and participate with innovators in other layers of the stack."
Juniper has plenty of strategic allies. Distributor Arrow, for example, used GPC to announce a bundled solution that combines Juniper's QFabric data center products with IBM's Flex System storage and servers.