About a year ago we decided it was time to look at our organically grown network infrastructure. Due to mergers and acquisitions it had put on some weight around the middle. Operating a network predominantly build around the Cisco portfolio, and hence pretty much unfamiliar with what else was available in the world of networking, we set out
on a path to find a suitable replacement. So for the past year we have evaluated products and solutions from many vendors amongst others Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Juniper, MRV, Transmode and the likes. While going through the motions I came to some observations that I’d like to share with you.
In the past few months, I've been talking among my Juniper colleagues, customers and partners about what's taking place in the service provider industry. We often reflect on the belief that this industry is in the midst of a dramatic period of change. Many service providers are not only adding new services to their portfolio and new regional or national footprints to their customer bases, but are transforming their business models to thrive and grow profitably in a challenging market environment. Read more...
Exploring the vision for the networking industry and the issues shaping its future.