The Silicon Review
“Incorporated in 1996, Juniper Networks is leading the revolution in networking, making it one of the most exciting technology companies in Silicon Valley today.”
The network plays a central role in addressing the critical challenges we face as a global community. Consider the healthcare industry, where the network is the foundation for new models of mobile affordable care for underserved communities. Or the energy sector, where the network is helping to accelerate the distribution of clean, renewable sources of energy. In education, the network continues to expand access to quality teaching resources, so that people of every socioeconomic background have a chance to educate themselves and participate in the global economy. At its core, the network has become a platform—one that transforms how we interact with our government institutions, conduct business on a daily basis, and connect with our family and friends.
We’re moving to a new era of connected ideas. To capitalize on the new pace of innovation, businesses need advanced networks with the intelligence to connect data to ideas, and ideas to real business value. Based out of Sunnyvale, CA, USA, Juniper Networks delivers high-performance network solutions and services that help you connect to greater business value.
“We believe the network is the single greatest vehicle for knowledge, collaboration, and human advancement that the world has ever known,” says Rami Rahim, CEO. Now more than ever, the world relies on high-performance networks. And now more than ever, the world needs network innovation to unleash our full potential. Every day, Juniper Networks is helping customers build the best networks on the planet. “Every innovation we envision, every technology we create is informed by our desire to help solve our customers’ toughest challenges so they can compete and thrive today and into the future,” added Rami.
“ We create innovative technologies that help our customers connect their ideas, compete, and thrive in an ever-changing world.”
After some discouraging responses from venture capitalists, Pradeep Sindhu, Founder, managed to secure financing for his company, and Juniper Networks was incorporated February 6, 1996, in California. Instead of starting small like many startups, Juniper Networks decided upon what would become its signature approach — tackle the toughest problem and solve it once.
The company’s first product, the revolutionary M40 router which shipped in September of 1998, did just that. The M40 far surpassed all other routers on the market and established Juniper’s position as an innovative and serious player in the hardware market. Developing the M40 was a major undertaking that required two years of research and work. During that time, to keep venture capitalists and customers happy, Juniper Networks developed what would later become its major differentiator and the basis for all future innovation — Junos Platform.
Juniper Networks went public on June 25, 1999. It was one of the most successful initial public offerings in history. Since this auspicious beginning, Juniper Networks has continued to grow and innovate; releasing new product, developing new technologies based on customer’s needs, and remaining at the forefront of high-performance networking.
Who Does Business with Juniper
If your business depends on the network to deliver mission-critical transactions, applications, and services, you do business with Juniper Networks.
As the company’s customer base expands by working with the largest service providers and some of the largest, most influential enterprise customers in the world, one thing remains the same: “We are constantly focused on understanding our customers’ needs, which enables us to dig in and solve the hardest problems they face—problems that others can’t, or won’t, approach. We strive for solutions that give our customers true advantage over their competition, whether that’s bringing new, revenue-generating services to market in minutes instead of months, reducing network costs, enabling smarter, more efficient business processes, providing security and protection for their most valuable assets, or delivering a richer end-user experience,” notes Rahim.
Why Juniper Networks? Quite simply, because it provides the kind of innovative thinking, performance, automation, and commitment that enable the world’s best networks.
The Juniper Way
The team at Juniper believes that the network is the single greatest vehicle for knowledge, understanding, and human advancement that the world has ever known. The great task of delivering a new network for the next decade hinges on the creativity and commitment of their people. To achieve it requires a committed practice that it calls the Juniper Way.
More than a set of shared values, the Juniper Way reflects a commitment to every Juniper employee that the culture and company inspire their best work—their life’s work.
The Juniper Way is embodied in these five values:
Juniper’s customers include the top 100 global service providers and 30,000 enterprises, including the Global Fortune 100. The world’s biggest and busiest wired and wireless carriers, cable and satellite operators, content and Internet service providers, and cloud and data center providers run on Juniper Networks. So do major banks and other global financial services organizations, the world’s top 10 telecom companies, national government agencies and U.S. federal organizations, healthcare and educational institutions, and energy and utility companies.
Internap Case Study
Internap’s high-performance Internet infrastructure blends cloud, hosting, and co-location services across a global network of data centers, with a mission of “performance without compromise.”
“The Juniper infrastructure allows us to build automation and SDN tools and leverage more intelligent infrastructure and protocols.” – Mike Palladino, VP of Network and Support at Internap
Internap delivers high-performance Internet infrastructure for customers around the world. The company offers virtual and bare-metal cloud, hosting and co-location, IP transit and transport services, in addition to managed network services. Internap backs its services with a 100 percent uptime guarantee.
To keep up with growth and support the next wave of services for customers, Internap needed to revitalize its network and lower operational overhead. The company needed a next-generation routing platform that would meet its stringent requirements and enable it to offer new revenue-generating services while lowering the cost of delivering current services.
Internap deployed Juniper routing and switching solutions for its next-generation downstream edge network. Internap’s network follows a hub-and-spoke architecture, with the SDN-ready MX960 3D Universal Edge Router as the hub and EX4200 and EX4550 Ethernet Switches as the spokes. Internap is also evaluating the QFX5100 switch as a path to migrate to Junos Fusion technology in the near future.
With its Juniper infrastructure, Internap can bring new and incremental services to market faster, and at a lower price point. It can evaluate customer requests for 40/100 GB services, VPLS and EVPN, transit and transport on the same wire, virtual CPE services, and more. Internap is also embracing SDN and automation to gain operational efficiencies.
“Now we can say with reasonable confidence that we can do what our customers are asking for and what our engineers and architects want to do. The new Juniper platform allows us to bring those ideas to life.” – Steve Orchard, SVP and General Manager, Data Center and Network Services Business Unit at Internap
Orange Business Services Case Study
Orange Business Services wants to be the trusted partner leading its customers’ digital transformation, using IT to help build better, more competitive businesses.
“We know the network can deliver significant value to our customers, but it’s the innovation in the network that really makes exciting things possible—with virtualization and automation.” – Pierre-Louis Biaggi, Head of the Network Solutions Business Unit, Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services is a global IT and communications services provider with customers in 220 countries. Connectivity services are at the heart of its offerings, representing a third of its business.
The company maintains a close relationship with its customers. In 2013, an in-depth survey found that many of those SMB customers were looking for greater agility from their network services.
Orange Business Services chose to partner with Juniper because of its proven, open technology, a strong track record in delivering innovative virtualized networks, and a shared vision for SDN. Orange Business Service’s new Easy Go Network is driven by MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, Contrail Controller, and the vSRX virtual firewall.
The Easy Go Network enables customers to turn on new services in minutes, using a self-service portal. Time-to-market is greatly reduced, and service automation and virtualization have driven down operational costs. The new platform also helps Orange Business Services develop new SMB and international markets.
“NFV technology will enable our services to evolve even further. It will bring us the capability to offer new services to our customers in a very agile and flexible way, and the capability to bring up new functionalities on our network very quickly, coming from multiple partners.” – Pierre-Louis Biaggi, Head of the Network Solutions Business Unit, Orange Business Services
Awards & Recognitions
Meet the Leadership Team
Rami Rahim, Chief Executive Officer – Rami began his Juniper career in early 1997, as employee No. 32. He progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Juniper, applying his engineering acumen to the design and development of Juniper’s industry-leading product portfolio. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Juniper Development and Innovation (JDI) organization, overseeing the company’s entire product and technology portfolio. His responsibilities included driving strategy, development and business growth for routing, switching, security, silicon technology, and the Junos operating system. Other leadership positions held over the years include: Executive Vice President and General Manager of Platform Systems Division for routing and switching, Senior Vice President of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit (EABU), and Vice President and General Manager of EABU. Rahim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He completed an intensive six-week executive program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Rahim holds 17 U.S. Patents in networking technologies and is a member of IEEE.
Pradeep Sindhu, Founder, Vice Chairman, and CTO – Pradeep founded Juniper Networks in February 1996, and has held several central roles in shaping the company. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer, and is responsible for the company’s technical roadmap as well as day-to-day design and development of future products. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for eight months when he founded the company. Before founding Juniper Networks, Dr. Sindhu was a Principal Scientist and Distinguished Engineer at the Computer Science Lab at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he worked on design tools for VLSI and high-speed interconnects for shared-memory multiprocessors. His key roles in the architecture, design, and development of these machines led to the commercial development of Sun Microsystems’ first high-performance multiprocessor system family, which included the SS1000 and SS2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, as well as a master’s degree in the same discipline from the University of Hawaii. In addition, Pradeep holds both a master’s and a doctorate degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.