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.
Wherever there is operational separation, there is risk for operational drift, meaning operators need to account for different environments. Many times that occurs when enterprises manage and operate their networks by places in network (PIN).
Do you run your campus network with a different team and/or with different tools than your branch and data center network? Does that add complexity and risk as you evolve your infrastructure and automate operations?
As companies are becoming more adept at using technology to disrupt longstanding franchises, it’s not an understatement to say that agility is almost the only thing that matters in today’s enterprise IT landscape. Whether IT is a weapon to attack or a measure to defend, it simply has to be more nimble.
There is little doubt that enterprise IT is prohibitively complex. This is true for IT as a whole and for networking in particular. Complexity serves as an anchor, holding enterprises back from achieving network efficiency and simplicity to succeed.