The networking vendor Juniper has confirmed that it will be reducing its staff by approximately 500 people. While they confirm the cuts, they aren’t saying what areas of the company are most likely to be hit. Some are speculating that Juniper’s QFabric data center networking technology will be the hardest hit due to the fact that, while it is a promising technology, the adoption rate is fairly slow.
Juniper is not the only one that is experiencing cuts. Its competitor, Cisco Systems, has experienced a 2% reduction this year. None of the news is that surprising with the economy still showing mixed signs of recovery. The only thing that seems certain is that we will hear of more layoffs until the economy truly starts to recover. More evidence of that was seen this week when Kodak announced layoffs and that it is removing itself from the consumer printer business.