I received several pings yesterday concerning my post about Junos Space. I’ll summarize a few of the questions below:
1) What exactly is Junos Space? Junos Space is a platform that allows you to develop and deploy simple, smart network applications. The network application platform includes a scalable runtime environment that is multitenant, has hot-pluggable network application support, includes a complete rapid network application development framework, and a Web 2.0 user interface.
2) Are there applications available today on the Junos Space Platform? Yes – Juniper has built several Junos Space applications to help customers with their network infrastructure automation. Applications like:
* Ethernet Design — enables rapid, accurate deployment of campus and data center networks
* Network Activate — provides fast network application setup of secure communication channels
* Route Insight — facilitates rapid planning, troubleshooting, and change simulation
* Security Design — enables security architects to design, validate and deploy security policies using an intuitive visual design
* Service Insight — enables proactive network maintenance with targeted actionable network intelligence
* Service Now — automates diagnostics to speed problem resolution and bring in operational efficiency
* Virtual Control — allows users to monitor, manage, and control the virtual network environments that run within virtualized servers
3) Can I build applications using Junos Space for my organization? Yes. What started out as a platform for Juniper to build applications, has matured into a robust development environment for our customers and partners. We have just released the first version of the Junos Space SDK along with tools, samples and guidance on how to build network aware applications. In addition to the applications that Juniper is building, we are starting to see robust interest from the broader developer community. Not bad given that we just released the SDK in late December.
4) What other types of applications can I write? The sky is pretty much the limit. Above we referenced several interesting applications that we have built on the platform but with Junos Space, you have the ability to think broadly. Space gives you the opportunity to build a network aware application that can be leveraged in many different scenarios or verticals.
5) Where can I learn more? Start with the webinar that Alan Stokol and Alexander Kolchinsky will be presenting on February 24th. You can register at http://forums.juniper.net/t5/Junos/Junos-Live-Webcast-February-24-2011-Junos-Space-SDK/m-p/74116#M4240.
Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I’ll start posting various links so you can see Junos Space in action.
To learn more, visit our website at https://www.juniper.net/us/en/community/junos/.
Sign-up for the Junos Space Webcast on February 24, 2011. We will show you how to create intelligent network-aware applications easily and economically. Hope to see you on-line on the 24th. You can register at http://www.juniper.net/us/en/community/junos/live/
Net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased 26% on a year-over-year basis and increased 18% sequentially, to $1.190 billion. For the year ended December 31, 2010, Juniper’s revenue increased 23% on a year-over-year basis to $4.093 billion.
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I’ve always been a big fan of ScottGu and the work his team has done around Silverlight. Now Juniper has come-up with a solution that will allow developers to take adaptive streaming to the next level.
The ability to deliver content to multiple screens is rapidly becoming a requirement for broadband and television service providers such as cable and IPTV operators, as well as content providers themselves. However, delivering content to multiple devices over the Internet requires a different approach than that of traditional TV and video on demand (VOD). Variables in device capabilities and connection quality mean that multiscreen content delivery requires adaptive bit-rate streaming—the ability of the video to adjust in response to changing conditions. This is what Media Flow brings to the table.
Media Flow Publisher provides HTTP adaptive stream content segmentation, packaging, and metadata support for industry leading formats, including Apple HTTP Adaptive Streaming, Microsoft Smooth Streaming (Silverlight), and Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (Flash). Media Flow Publisher can ingest multiple H.264 video streams or files (live or on demand) and publish the content for adaptive stream delivery, with the associated metadata, in any of these formats. Additionally, Media Flow Publisher can convert content between Microsoft, Adobe, and Apple adaptive stream formats if you like.
Learning more at http://www.juniper.net/us/en/local/pdf/datasheets/1000344-en.pdf.
Nagi is joining the team to help us tell the Junos story. He is a great Developer Evangelist and we are excited to have him join the team. Check-out his latest post at http://nagi.crosscity.com/
It’s good to have Emilio on the team. He will report to the vendor’s executive vice president of field operations, John Morris. Umeoka has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry. Prior to Microsoft, he founded and led a value-added remarketer in Brazil and held Latin American executive leadership roles with Compaq and Microsoft.
Someone asked me today what are my favorite Microsoft applications and do I still use them now that I’m an ex-Microsoftie. I had to think about that one for a minute since there have been so many cool products over the years. So here goes;
1) Visual Studio – This is simply a great set of tools. While I spend a lot of time using Eclipse (good tool) these days (job related), I still have a soft spot for the VS family of products.
2) Home Server – Call me crazy but I love my Home Server. I remember the first time that I saw Charlie “Windows Phone 7″ Kindle demo the product – I was hooked. I still use it today to back-up all the computers in my home and store a lot of great old R&R.
3) Flight Simulator – I still love this product – Sometimes I hang around the house flying my Cessna 172 from KPAE to KBLI just to keep my skills up.
4) SQL Server – Very easy to use database.
5) Office 11 for the Mac – This product is scary good. 95% of the time I use the Windows version but the office team created something special with this version of the product.
6) Microsoft CRM and Axapta – Sometimes I don’t think the executives at Microsoft understand how good these two products really are.
7) Kinect – Wow. What else can I say.
I don’t think the individual who asked me the question expected me to provide such a list (:-}) and yes I still use the products on a regular bases.
It’s good to have Brad join the team.
The study, conducted by Forrester Consulting, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORR), demonstrates that through the use of JUNOS Software and Juniper switches and routers, companies achieved an overall reduction in operational costs for specific network operations tasks, including planning and provision, deployment, planned and unplanned network events.
Among other top-line results, the study reports a 41% reduction in overall network operations costs based on dollar savings across specific task categories: planned events, reduction in frequency and duration of unplanned network events, the sum of planned and unplanned events, the time needed to resolve unplanned network events and the “adding infrastructure” task. The study also reveals:
* 54% reduction in maintenance and support costs (a “planned events” category)
* 27% reduction in network downtime (based on reduction in frequency and duration of unplanned network events)
* 41% increase in network stability/reliability (the sum of planned and unplanned events)
* 40% decrease in time to resolution (the time needed to resolve unplanned network events)
* 25% reduction in cost to deploy (the “adding infrastructure” task)
Junos demonstrates the power of one operating system to reduce complexity. Read the complete report at http://www.juniper.net/us/en/company/press-center/press-releases/2009/pr_2009_02_24-08_02.html and stay tuned for more news about how you can leverage Junos to program the new network.