Posted by: Tom Nolle
Ethernet, Juniper Networks, Switches
Juniper announced its long-awaited EX series of enterprise Ethernet switches, and marketing partnerships with Microsoft, IBM and Oracle. The move to enterprise switching was expected but the partnerships are more a surprise, though how well they will pan out for Juniper is yet to be seen. Juniper lost its COO, Steven Elop, to Microsoft in January, and it may be that there are links between the move and the partnership, though details again are lacking at this point.