The Microsofting of Juniper Networks


The Microsoft pedigree of senior executives at Juniper Networks has infused a new software centrism within the routing and switching company.

Juniper’s analyst conference here this week was an immersion in software strategy as company executives laid out plans to stimulate innovation and growth through internal and third-party application development on its Junos operating system. The strategy includes an aggressive campaign to recruit external software writers to three Junos development platforms via investment, promises of mutual financial gain and other enticements…