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Juniper Networks: A 2019 Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking
Jul 17, 2019

Juniper Networks is thrilled to again be named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking.






The concept of something happening “again” seems pretty simple. But when dealing with industry-wide transformations, it’s an important phenomenon. The journeys our customers take will not play out over the course of a few months or even quarters. Change of the magnitude we are seeing with multicloud and artificial intelligence will take time.


And that means that sustained execution in pursuit of a compelling vision is important. It means doing things right. And then doing them right…again.


Outside and Inside

For Juniper, having world-renowned analysts validate the direction and execution of the company matters. These teams are seeing the difference experienced by our customers and how the company is innovating in the market with new choices to simplify operational models across the data center and into public clouds.


We believe that analyst assessments provide only part of the story. If you want to get a fuller picture, you need to combine it with a view from our customers.


We are equally proud of being recognized as a April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Center Networking.  Based on real feedback from 250 customers, Juniper has a 4.7 out of 5 average rating for that market, as of 17 July 2019. To us, this means that it isn’t just the observations of analysts, but the experiences of practitioners that is garnering attention.


Growth in the Enterprise

In many ways, this recognition is merely a reflection of things that we have known at Juniper for years. Our commitment to improving networking for enterprises has resulted in more and more customers each year. With Juniper, enterprises are delivering the outcomes that matter most to their businesses. Our commitment to enterprise goes well beyond repackaging products and moving into adjacent markets. It’s a big reason we have grown our enterprise business to more than $1.5B in 2018, representing roughly a third of our total business. 


With Contrail Enterprise Multicloud, we have purpose-built an orchestration platform ideal for operating in the era of multicloud. Combined with our full line of enterprise data center switches and routers—from top-of-rack to data center edge—and our security solutions—from micro-segmentation to threat prevention to firewall—we have the full end-to-end solution required to service everything an enterprise may need. Our solutions simplify operations across heterogeneous environments, focusing on infrastructure orchestration, automation, programmability, ease of management, visibility and analytics.


And with our recent acquisition of the wireless visionary company, Mist Systems, we have brought Wi-Fi and artificial intelligence into the solution mix. The future of enterprise IT will be AI-driven and we have complete reach from data center to wireless access. Our solutions, such as AI-driven enterprises and SD-WAN, can improve user-experience by simplifying on-boarding processes, ensuring business-critical application performance and automating security across the entire network.


Getting from Here to There

Of course, helping enterprises navigate transitions is more than just a technology discussion. Ultimately, it requires robust services, education, training and support.


Our vision for multicloud and AI-driven operations recognizes that the path each enterprise will take will be somewhat unique, based on where they start, where they want to go and the real-life constraints that stand in between. Juniper has spent time aligning our solutions and services around migration models and designed explicitly to support enterprises with a vendor-neutral view of how to plan and stage these technology transitions.


Minimally, it means we can help enterprises even where Juniper solutions might not be the right fit. Ideally, it means we will be a partner on the path to multicloud and AI-driven operations. Either way, enterprise customers win.


Customers First
Ultimately, everything comes down to customers. We know that Juniper is the best choice for anyone who cares about being multicloud-ready in order to manage their infrastructure resources as a single, cohesive entity without being unnecessarily boxed in.

We encourage you to check out some of our customer success stories to see for yourself.


Every company has weighty imperatives to deliver tangible results within their digital transformation initiatives. Potential consequences - IT is being asked by the business for many new things and that means IT has to rethink much of why it does something and how it does it. 


Short lists that feature the leaders in this innovative space can give different perspectives on what’s possible. I invite you to reach out to Juniper to find out how our teams and solutions can help. 


Gartner Disclaimer:

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking, Andrew Lerner, Mike Toussaint, Jonathan Forest, 15 July 2019.


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