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Introducing Juniper's August Fan-of-the-Month - Tim Gregory

by Administrator Administrator ‎08-18-2016 05:47 PM - edited ‎09-08-2016 03:18 PM

juniper_fotm_cover_Gregory_Proof1[1].pngWe are excited to introduce our Fan-of-the-Month for August, Tim Gregory. Tim came across our radar as a result of his  technical blog Packets and Stuff.   The community raved about the quality of his EVPN – the basics deep dive article on our social channels and they continue to share and comment on all of his blog content. His recent additions include articles on the MX and Junos. We recommend that you take a look to see why the community is raving about his content.  Find out more about Tim in the interview below.

 

Congrats Tim and thank you! We truly appreciate your contributions.

 

How long have you been using Juniper products?

I’ve been using Juniper kit for around 3 years, mostly T series and MX in service-provider environments, I’ve been working in IP networks since around 2001.

 

What was the first Juniper product you worked with?

Juniper T640 was the first Juniper product I worked with.

 

What is your favorite thing about working with Juniper products?

JUNOS has the best configuration syntax in the industry and also the easiest to manage, especially when things get large – the fact that JUNOS is common to all routing, switching and security products also makes life much easier.

 

What advice would you give to others considering Juniper certifications?

Try to understand why a particular technology or product was invented and the problems it attempts to solve, rather than diving straight into the configuration or lab – get the basics right first, before adding complexity.

 

What Juniper product do you dream of working with?

The next generation of SDN based products, specifically high-end MX with Segment-routing and controllers such as Juniper NorthStar.

Comments
by
on ‎08-21-2016 06:40 AM

Congrats Tim !!

 

by chinar.trivedi
on ‎08-23-2016 10:19 PM

Congrats Tim!

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  • Hiroaki Kato is a Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks and is responsible for managing the Systems Engineering organization in Japan. Before he joined Juniper Networks, Kato served as Japan Country Manager for Red Bend Software. Kato was responsible for overall business operation of Red Bend Software Japan K.K and grew the business in Japan further in mobile and into other industries. Prior to Red Bend, he was with Avaya Japan Ltd. During his time at Avaya Japan, the roles he took include overall operation of Avaya Japan as its Representative Director, Director of Solutions and Engineering and number of other leadership roles in strategy creation and business development. He also spent time at Avaya’s headquarters in New Jersey, USA, working as strategy and operations prime for one of the Avaya’s business units as well as some leadership role for global sales operations organization. Prior to Avaya, he served as the Unit Manager of Telecommunication Infrastructure Business Unit of Mitsubishi Corporation’s Information Systems and Services Group, providing carrier grade telephony systems and associated support to major telecom carriers in Japan. He also served as a board member of MC Techno-Serve Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation which provided post sales maintenance of the carrier grade telephony systems Mitsubishi Corporation sold. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo University and EMOT at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Tony Ng is an APAC Demo coordinator with Juniper Networks and is responsible for maintaining inventory of lab equipment in Hong Kong, assist with PoC lab projects, and Demo loan shipment.
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