by Matt Hurley, Corporate VP, Worldwide Partner and Field Marketing
So goes an expression used among other things as a U.S. Army recruiting slogan and the title of a book about how you can build a competitive organization. But at Juniper, it means we give our partners and customers options that lead to success. Think of it as a solution smorgasbord.
That’s why today, we’re adding Aerohive Networks to our growing menu of Open Convergence Framework (OCF) technology alliances. Like all of our OCF technology allies, Aerohive offers a best-in-class solution – a cloud management, analytics and application platform, which when coupled with high-performance Wi-Fi and network switches from Juniper, helps businesses transform the way they engage with their customers. With Aerohive we plan to bring a cloud-managed wired and wireless solution to market.
But, as I said, our Open Convergence Framework is about choice. We want you and your customers to have the pick of the best-of-breed enterprise network solutions to build and deploy enterprise campus and branch networks. The Juniper OCF ensures that enterprise customers receive best of breed, integrated, unified and validated wired and wireless solutions.
So far, we’ve formed technology alliances with Aruba Networks (now part of HP), Ruckus Wireless, and Pulse Secure to deliver wireless LAN, network access control and management visibility solutions, and Microsoft Lync for unified communications tools. And now, Aerohive, for cloud management, analytics and applications.
What I like about our OCF wireless allies is their range. They offer solutions for any number of vertical markets, which means you’re going to find a solution for wherever your customer does business – from education, healthcare and hospitality to federal, state and local government, retail and financial. You’re covered. That’s choice, not chance.
Partner Center is loaded with information on our OCF technology allies and the program. Before you choose, check it out and make the right choice.