About the Author
Mike currently acts as Senior Director of Product Strategy and Marketing for Junos Software. In this role, he is primarily responsibl
e for defining and operationa lizing strategic efforts around Juniper's flagship operating system Junos. Mike joined the company in 2001 as an internal technical trainer, developing and delivering engineerin g boot camp to Juniper's newest engineers. In that role, he focused on internal hardware and software architectu res as well as product training. From there, Mike moved into product manager, first as the steward for Junos software and then as the head of product management for Juniper's central software developmen t organizati on. Since that time, Mike has assumed a more strategy-o riented role. Managing a time horizon 3 to 5 years, Mike is responsibl e for Juniper's core architectu ral efforts, as well as emerging technologi es like OpenFlow, ALTO, and PCE (combining in Juniper's answer in the SDN space).