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Meet Juniper's Fan-of-the-Month for November

by Administrator Administrator on ‎11-18-2015 12:50 PM

We would like to introduce Joao Prino, Juniper's Fan-of-the-Month for November. Joao has participated in many of our community competitions. For this year's Lab Madness tournament he authored a blog about his lab setup, complete with a very cool network diagram and Imgur animated image. We encourage you to take a look. You can also find him on Twitter as @emperphis and on our J-Net Community with the same emperphis handle.

 

We asked Joao to tell us a bit more about himself in this interview:

 

How long have you been using Juniper products?

I started to work with Juniper products back in 2009 and became JNCIA-E by the end of that same year.

 

What was the first Juniper product you worked with?

I was doing a lot of subscriber management work for main EMEA ISPs so I first got involved with the ERX platforms.

 

What is your favorite thing about working with Juniper products?

Behind every Juniper product is a very comprehensive and knowledgeable team of experts, Juniper allows us to interact with key and fundamental people in a very direct and familiar way. I met very interesting and intelligent people behind the products they work on and represent in any track (Routing, Switching, Security).

 

What advice would you give to others considering Juniper certifications?

The path to certification should be considered as designing a network: you need brain redundancy/high availability. N+1 is fundamental so get yourself in a study group or get a mate to work with, to get challenged and you challenge back because  the ongoing discussion will help you progress more than twice as fast.

 

What Juniper product(s) do you dream of working with?

I am very pleased to realize that I’ve explored the majority of Juniper’s portfolio, I would love to see myself involved in projects that explore multiple platforms where automation is mandatory. Juniper bears some of the greatest and friendliest minds in the networking spectrum and I do feel that within my current Juniper partner company it is just a matter of time until I do engage with key Juniper people to continue the never ending learning path.

 

Joao, we thank you for being a Juniper advocate and congrats on being our Fan-of-the-Month!

 

 

Comments
by Recognized Expert
on ‎11-19-2015 02:58 AM

Congrats João!

by Chris_Sidwell-Smith
on ‎11-20-2015 08:55 AM

Congratulations mate!

by
on ‎11-21-2015 03:50 AM

Congrats João!

 

Cheers

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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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