Enterprise On The Rise
Historically a service provider-focused vendor, Juniper Networks’ enterprise business segment revenue has been creeping up over the last few years. But despite a global pandemic that shut down most carpeted enterprises, the networking giant has posted significant growth within its enterprise business, according to Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim.
At the same time, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Juniper has been enjoying double-digit growth in its security portfolio and is integrating recently acquired 128 Technology, its SD-WAN play, deeply into its product line. And that line is also being infused with automation and artificial intelligence via the centerpiece of the company’s “experience-first” networking strategy, Juniper Mist.
Rahim sat down with CRN after the company’s Q1 2021 earnings to talk about Juniper’s AI-powered platform and how Mist is going head-to-head – and gaining market share – against the likes of Cisco Meraki and Aruba ESP. He talked about the company’s as-a-service model and its crucial partner strategy, in addition to its impressive enterprise growth – the segment had 20 percent bookings growth during the company’s first quarter of the year.
Here’s what Rahim had to say.