Q&A: New Juniper CEO Speaks Out On Channel, Changing Face Of Juniper's Customers


What Juniper products will form these new kinds of networks?

[L]et's take security as an example. You need almost carrier-grade security in these cloud ecosystems. The speeds that you need are carrier-grade speeds. So almost every way you look at it, [you] need to have much higher speeds and feeds, much higher or taller firewalls; ... you need to be able to move workloads around, you need to have multitenancy, and you need to have a lot of intelligence, control and automation. And this where the high IQ part comes in. Within this fabric, there is a lot of insight that nobody is tapping into. And I don't want to take a firm direction on that, because we are still working, but that information is not used for analytics or for control across the entire fabric. So this is where the network becoming context aware of the applications and the performance of those applications and the ability to move them becomes very critical. So the piece parts of it are big transport, big routing, big switching, big firewalls, and by "big" I mean whether horizontally scaled or vertically scaled, with context and with control. ... And if look at those puzzle pieces, they are, for the most part, the DNA of Juniper.