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Introducing our Juniper Fan-of-the-Month for July!

by Administrator Administrator ‎07-06-2015 12:38 PM - edited ‎07-07-2015 10:11 AM

juniper_newsfeed_fotm_klundert_proof1.pngIntroducing our Juniper Fan-of-the-Month for Said Van de Klundert, an active Juniper fan on his website and Twitter. We appreciate all he does as a Juniper Advocate and would like to congratulate him on being chosen for our July Fan-of-the-Month! Find out more about Said below! 


Juniper Learning Bytes Scavenger HuntAnnouncing the Juniper Learning Byte Scavenger Hunt!


Have you noticed any words flash across Juniper’s Learning Byte videos? Try to collect them! This July Juniper Networks is hosting a scavenger hunt across its Learning Byte videos.





NANOG64 in San Francisco June 1-3 was record breaking in many ways: record attendance for a NANOG, most Juniper attendees ever, most Juniper speakers ever and most Juniper gear ever!



Kudos to the J-Net Members that have moved up the ranks!

by Administrator Administrator ‎06-01-2015 08:12 AM - edited ‎06-05-2015 12:48 PM

It's time to recognize community members that have been actively participating in J-Net and have reached the next level. We have 3 members that have joined the rank of Distinguished Experts this quarter!  Quite an accomplishment! Be sure to give kudos and accept solutions so that everyone that participates can move up the ranks faster and gain the recognition they deserve.


Network Designers, This One is For You!

by Administrator Administrator ‎05-28-2015 08:00 AM - edited ‎05-28-2015 12:06 PM

Juniper Network Design ChallengeGet your design skills ready, it’s a Juniper Design Challenge! Following the recent launch of Juniper’s new Design Certifications, we’re celebrating the skill of network design.


Congrats to Steve Puluka - J-Net Milestone: 3000+ posts

by Administrator Administrator ‎04-28-2015 01:50 PM - edited ‎04-28-2015 02:10 PM

Steve Puluka J-Net Community AwardWe are pleased to congratulate Steve Puluka, J-Net Distinguished Expert and Juniper Ambassador, for becoming the first J-Net member to post over 3,000 messages!



Juniper Lab Madness 2015In this post, we feature another contestant that we were unable to feature in our recent Lab Madness Competition. This is Opelo July’s entry, which depicts him configuring switches at a Junos Academy in Malaysia. We asked him to provide some additional background about his entry in this Q&A.


Junos ConfigurationWhen we put out a call for network lab images for our Lab Madness 2015 competition, we received more entries than we could feature! We reached out to a few of the contestants that didn’t make the bracket to inquire about their submission and find out the story behind their lab. Joao Prino, also known as @emperphis, on Twitter created a very cool animated image for his submission and tells us more about it in this Q & A.


Juniper Lab Madness 2015 Champion Abdellah HamdadWe are pleased to introduce Abdellah Hamdad who made it to the to final round and is our 2015 Lab Madness champion. Your votes took him to the top and we thought you might like to get to know him better by way of this interview.



Introducing our Juniper Fan-of-the-Month for April!

by Administrator Administrator ‎04-20-2015 02:17 PM - edited ‎04-20-2015 02:19 PM

juniper_newsfeed_fotm_antunes_proof2.pngIntroducing our Juniper Fan-of-the-Month for April 2015, Pedro Antunes, an active Juniper fan on our J-Net Community, Twitter and runner up in the Junos Cup last year!  We appreciate all he does as a Juniper Fan and would like to congratulate him on being chosen for our April Fan-of-the-Month! Find out more about Pedro below! 






Juniper SRX and IKEAHere’s one for the network defenders! The team members who tirelessly protect the world’s networks from attacks. Right in time for the 2015 RSA Conference taking place this week, here’s our round-up of six characteristics of a security pro. Do any of these sound familiar?


You know you’re a security pro when….


Announcing the Lab Madness 2015 Bracket!

by Administrator Administrator ‎03-27-2015 05:00 PM - edited ‎04-02-2015 09:42 AM

We’re excited to announce the Lab Madness 2015 bracket! There were so many great submissions this year, and we want to thank everyone who sent us a photo.


Now for the competition. For the next three weeks, each of the labs captured in the bracket below will compete head to head until a final winner is named! This year’s championship features a mix of everything from home labs to enterprise data centers, all with a chance to win.


Attention to those in and around Denver, CO and Columbus, OH, we have Juniper User Groups coming to your area in April!


Automate. Scale. Create. - A Technical Perspective

by Juniper Employee ‎03-25-2015 09:13 AM - edited ‎03-27-2015 02:51 PM

As I sit here watching a video of my new CEO Rami Rahim give a speech at a recent conference, I am inspired. As a fairly new employee at the company (been here a year) I love to hear his thoughts on where he knows Juniper has been and where it is going. He begins by talking about the start of his career at Juniper, the technology that they created and the impact that it had in the IT industry.  Juniper recently made several product announcements, almost too many to mention here but I would love to touch upon a few of them. In the networking world there are not many product “game changers” coming out in the industry, yet there are many concepts and ideas that are, SDN for example. Some may feel that Juniper’s intention behind “Automate. Scale. Create.” for our technology is not game changing… but when you look at it from a technical point of you, it is.


change-ahead exit.jpgFirst, let’s start with the QFX10000 Series switches. Juniper introduced three new high density spine switches that we feel is the next generation cloud spine switching platform because of the increased port density, scale, flexibility, and performance. The switches are integrated with Puppet and Chef, and support zero touch provisioning. The industry knows that these tools help you deploy faster and increase your productivity, but also eliminate redundant work. The switches are also integrated with OpenStack. Our network speeds available with the switches allow you to scale for the present and the future. Worrying about the future capabilities of your network equipment should never stop you from building out your optimal data center. Isn’t that a game changing opportunity? Focusing on what can be done with the technology and not how it will limit you is the future. This is the thought process behind Cloud and Virtualization. The open APIs also give you the freedom you need ensuring your data center can be utilized to its fullest capacity, using your tools and capabilities.


The second announcement was about security and the added capability to the SRX5000 Series gateways. Express Path optimizes the process of flows that do not require deep inspection by offloading flows in the IOC (I/O Card). For instance, if the traffic type is firewall or NAT, then there is no need to do expensive Layer 7 processing on these packets. Therefore, the flows are offloaded. What does this mean to you? It means that latency is significantly reduced for real time applications. When we think about time and processing, we want to find any way possible to get it done faster than ever because time matters. Time matters when we are dealing automation, scaling, and creation. Fast responses for your applications means everything. We have done that with Express Path.


Last but not least is Converged Supercore. I personally feel that I left the best for last. Remember when I talked about the conference that Rami spoke at (it was an internal conference I cannot share the video). He spoke about how Juniper made its mark in the router market. Juniper was incorporated in 1996, and 19 years later we are still making our mark in the router market. When we talk about the Converged Supercore, we are referring to the PTX Series Routers and the NorthStar Controller. These tools together ensure that you are not just throwing bandwidth and most importantly money towards the growing traffic level problem. With an advanced cost-optimized silicon and new line cards you can achieve more with less. What does this mean technically? This means the constraints are gone and the capacity has increased. We are talking 100GbE interfaces. We are talking Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and WAN SDN enabled. We are talking up to 3 Tbps per slot. We are talking a time where you become the game changer.


And the innovation does not stop here. It is our purpose, our goal, our innovation. Juniper will continue to produce innovation that matters; Automate. Scale. Create.


PS… if you are interesting in hearing directly from a customer how they are using Juniper to automate, scale, and create there is an interesting fireside chat with Equinix. I highly recommend you check it out.




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