I was reading an article in Network World yesterday and ran across an interesting new term called cloudwashing. Cloudwashing is when a vendor slaps the cloud label on existing products – Oh the shame. This is another classic example of marketing attempting to replace engineering with the latest buzzword.
The article goes on to explain how companies like Juniper don’t fall into this class by sticking to their core strengths and positioning themselves as enablers of the cloud. They do this by providing the underlying hardware and software just like they’ve been doing for enterprise and service provider customers for decades.
A good example of this can be found with QFabric. QFabric is a new switching architecture announced in March that creates a single logical switch connecting the entire data center. It replaces Spanning Tree which links access, aggregation and core switches. By flattening the three-tier network, QFabric reduces latency in the data center, where most of the networking communication happens between servers or between servers and storage.
When you get a minute, checkout the Network World article at http://bit.ly/u1ZK6O.
Junos Space is an Open Programable Platform that allows you to create network aware applications. JouleX leveraged the Junos SDK in their energy management solution to enable our joint customers to be more successful. By leveraging our REST based APIs, JouleX was able to bring their solution to market in weeks instead of months. Here’s a short video of Kevin Johnson and the CEO of JouleX discussing the JouleX solution.
Bob Summers has created a space in Blacksburg for Innovators, Start-ups, Dreamers or someone who just needs an office space called the techpad. tech pad has over 6,000 square feet which is as an open co-working space with common areas for lounging and 2 conference rooms.
Private office suites are also available. He located the tech pad above PK’s restaurant in Blacksburg which is convenient to downtown shops, restaurants and Virginia Tech’s main campus. Bob has over 10 companies currently working in the techpad. This place screams innovation and if you are looking for a place to help cultivate your ideas you should check it out.
The prices are super competitive. Amenities include: dual wan broadband, $60/month for students, month-to-month flexibility, printer/fax, wifi, 10% off PK’s, on site mentoring, $3,000 of cloud hosting.
FireMon demonstrated a prototype of their new Risk Analyzer solution running on Juniper Network’s Junos Space Platform at the JavaOne Conference this year. Juniper’s Space Platform is changing the way network management services can be delivered and is a powerful complement to Risk Analyzer’s ability to help enterprises configure their network correctly to reduce the greatest amount of risk.
Watch the video to learn more about the forthcoming joint solution and what Juniper executives think of Risk Analyzer’s capabilities.