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CRN Interview: ThousandEyes VP Kedia On Juniper Partnership, And Bringing 'Some Semblance Of Control' To Enterprise Cloud Networking

ThousandEyes executive Ashwin Kedia speaks with CRN about how the company's new partnership with Juniper Networks will help enterprises move more quickly to deliver, develop and troubleshoot their networks.

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ThousandEyes and Juniper Networks have forged a partnership that brings constant monitoring to increasingly cloud-based and software-defined networks. Ashwin Kedia, ThousandEyes' vice president of business development, says the combination helps enterprises move more quickly to deliver, develop and troubleshoot their networks.

The joint Juniper-ThousandEyes offering is known as Cloud Customer Premises Equipment, and is part of Juniper's network function virtualization [NFV] platform. It is offered as a service on ThousandEyes' website, as well as through channel partners and managed service providers.

San Francisco-based ThousandEyes has had a similar partnership in place with Cisco Systems for about a year, and Kedia says the arrangements lower the total cost of ownership of virtual networks, and provide enterprises with a clear, simple way to gain insight into the performance of extended, cloud-based networks.

Kedia says the Juniper-ThousandEyes offering is a good fit for "laser-focused" solution providers that have deep relationships with their customers. "They need to have deep expertise and deep relationships with their customers and understand the pain the customer is going through on a global basis, not just in one office or two offices," he said.

What follows is an edited excerpt of Kedia's conversation with CRN.

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