Analyst Reports: Juniper a Leader in Enterprise Networking
Jul 16, 2018
There are countless ways to analyze a market so it’s no surprise that different analysts will come to different conclusions when evaluating companies. In this year’s enterprise data center analysis, it’s different. We feel the major analyst firms have reached the same conclusion: Juniper Networks is a leader in the enterprise networking space.
Earlier this year, Forrester Research listed Juniper as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Hardware Platforms For Software-Defined Networking, Q1 2018.
We believe Gartner has comprehensive criteria when evaluating companies for the Magic Quadrant. Some of the criteria involves a vendor’s competitive offering, compelling vision to move the industry forward and traction in the marketplace. Juniper is confident in the execution and strategy that we believe is being recognized by various analysts.
We have grown our enterprise business to north of approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue. Built by the best engineering team in the industry and backed by a world-class support and services organization, we have the breadth and depth of portfolio to solve enterprise needs from data center to branch, from hardware to software, from routing and switching to security and from transport to orchestration.
A company’s strategy reflects its take on how the market will evolve. Our strategy is centered on the transformation the cloud is driving across all corners of the market. Our focus is on engineering simplicity for our customers and partners and helping them in their transition to the cloud.
Whether it’s building private clouds or leveraging public clouds, the race to the cloud is on. Increasingly, enterprises are choosing multicloud. Juniper’s multicloud-ready hardware powered by Junos combined with our multicloud management solution underpinned by Contrail Enterprise Multicloud, we are well-positioned to help enterprises navigate this migration.
Multicloud also means multi-vendor, so we have built our portfolio on the principles of being open. We believe multicloud is about managing resources as a single, cohesive infrastructure with consistent policies and operations regardless of what vendors you use. Customers choose us to stitch together all the disparate parts of their network, where each component is not only insertable and manageable, but also replaceable.
Whether it’s leading the standards push for open protocols, developing richly programmable interfaces to our software or supporting the open source community through efforts like Tungsten Fabric (previously OpenContrail), Juniper is tackling the future in a way that avoids unnecessary lock-in.
We are also different in our view that the future is not just an incremental turn of the crank. Where some companies’ portfolios are mostly derivative work built as a follow-on to their legacy efforts, we have built a portfolio that leverages technology and innovation to leapfrog the status quo. Yes, it is good to reduce cost, but the architectures that harness multicloud will be more than cost-cutting deployments. This is about operational transformation, and that requires a different way of thinking.
More than Just Products
Cloud and multicloud are, at their core, an evolution of operations. Gone are the days when individual enterprise silos can be architected, deployed and managed separately. The power of multicloud is about bringing the full enterprise network together as a cohesive entity.
And such change requires more than just products. Enterprises might start with technology, but their successful path to the cloud will be dependent on navigating the tooling and process implications of multicloud. Only those companies with global reach within their support and services organizations will be well-equipped to act as stewards along the journey.
Ultimately, incumbents in any industry make their living on selling ‘here’. Competitors try to carve out their place in the market by selling ‘there’. At Juniper, we think of things differently. We provide value by helping our customers get from ‘here’ to ‘there’.
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking, Andrew Lerner, Joe Skorupa, July 2018.
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