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This morning while driving to work I started thinking about how Apple’s iPhone had captured the mobile market and displaced former leaders like Nokia and Blackberry. A similar analogy is how Netflix displaced top video rental stores like Blockbuster.  Both these companies have one thing in common: their ability to innovate. How did they manage to innovate?


Innovation comes from within. When employees start thinking about strategic business problems and work to find ways in solving those problems, that’s when magic happens. If there’s something we can learn from history, it’s that we need to innovate to stay relevant. Digital Cohesion ushers in an era of innovation and possibilities. But to truly embrace it organizations need to ensure that their IT workforce is working on new things and not spending their time in just keeping lights on. How do you free your resources and encourage your IT workforce to innovate?


Juniper scores a 100% pass rate for automation

by Juniper Employee ‎11-03-2016 05:47 AM - edited ‎12-20-2016 12:56 PM

In a recent blog, the respected (and independent) industry veteran Ivan Pepelnjak summarised his requirements for automation that he’d include in a RFP. He identified 8 specific areas:


  • On-device APIs to read / write configuration and operational data
  • Structured operational data for easy analysis
  • Structured device config data for easy analysis
  • Atomic config changes to avoid partial updates
  • Config rollback to minimise risk
  • Full config replace that makes templates easy to use
  • Config difference analysis to simplify manual approvals
  • Industry standard data models for configurations


For each of the areas he summarized his view on how Juniper and some other vendors performed against these requirements. I was glad to see that Juniper scored 100%, the only vendor to do so.


How did other vendors do? Take a look at his blog here for more details


Change Need Not Be Disruptive

by Juniper Employee ‎11-24-2014 07:36 AM - edited ‎11-24-2014 01:09 PM

We humans despise change, new place, new job, new friends always give fright. But sometimes we have to go through the change process, one such event is the virtualization wave sweeping through the networking world. Service providers having to manage the unprecedented growth of traffic in their network and the need from their customers to enable customizable services are planning to virtualize certain network functions including edge routing, mobile packet core, IMS and such.


Even though this change is inevitable, it does not have to be painful. This is one of the key differentiators for the recently launched vMX platform from Juniper Networks. vMX is the virtualized version of the industry leading edge routing platform, running the virtualized control plane (Junos) and virtualized forwarding plane (Trio PFE). This approach provides a consistency in operation from physical to virtual environment so that operators do not need to get trained on new operating system and utilize the familiar processes to configure and manage the hybrid (virtual + physical) networks.


vMX was launched at Juniper’s EMEA AR/PR summit on November 6th. Stuart Borgman ran the demo of vMX to highlight some of the key value propositions, you can watch the recorded version of the demo to appreciate the fact that indeed change can be non-disruptive.


New Experiential Learning – Build a BGP Multicast VPN in the Cloud

by Recognized Expert Recognized Expert ‎03-12-2013 03:15 PM - edited ‎03-18-2013 12:59 PM

experiential_learning.jpgAs one of the multiple initiatives that we are presenting in the MPLS & Ethernet World Congress 2013,  the new vDay One book series, also known as the Junos Learning Sphere, launches with the upcoming publication of Introduction to BGP Multicast VPN.


This new collection offers an enhanced learning experience focused on hands-on practice. How? By using the unique Junosphere environment.



Mass Customisation: From Cars to Telecommunications

by Juniper Employee ‎12-13-2012 09:11 AM - edited ‎12-14-2012 01:26 AM

When the automotive industry found out, in the middle of the 60s, that most of their customers weren't particularly happy to drive the exact same vehicle as everyone else, this started a revolutionary change. Luxury cars had this problem solved with their traditional approach of almost hand-made models, but of course not everyone could afford that. The conventional manufacturers adopted a new concept: mass customisation.


Bring Your Own Device” is rapidly becoming big nightmare for CIOs and IT departments all over the world.  The phenomenon implies employees demanding to use their own iPads, MacBooks and Ultrabooks, Android phones and tablets, and so on, to access corporate applications and data.

In the blog I discuss the opportunities for the Service Providers to monetize this tred.


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