Bonz Hart’s Meridium Software is featured on the cover of the October Edition of The Roanoker Magazine. Meridium is a leading supplier of APM software to organizations worldwide. It’s also a shining example of a company with worldwide reach that has decided to make a smaller city its home. Roanoke offers a great combination of world class talent, great colleges and a quality of live that is second to none. Congratulations Bonz and the entire Meridium team on a job well done. I’ll post a link to the article once the Roanoker updates their on-line edition.
It’s all about the applications. If you remember this was the reason Microsoft beat Apple in the first round of the computer wars. Steve Jobs did a masterful job with the iPhone and iPad (round two), building an incredible application ecosystem to support the devices.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility are simply confirming this well know fact in the article.
My advice to anyone (including Microsoft) who wants to build a new ecosystem or revive an existing community – Focus on the things that developers care about. When you break it down to the lowest common denominator, it’s really only about two things 1) Money and 2) Ego. Developers are either building an applications because it’s their job (or they are looking for ways to make additional revenue) or they are attempting to satisfy their creative “id.”
Check this out from MG Siegler at TechCrunch. Priceless. http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/03/ballmer-developers-rap/
One of our Developer Evangelist just created a cool WPF application using Junos Space. In about 30 minutes he used the Restful APIs to create an application that pulled information from various routers and switches. The end result was a simple to use control panel. Imagine what he could accomplished in one hour (:-}). I’ll attempt to get a screencam of this posted soon.
The Junos Space SDK provides a RESTful, web services based Application Programming Interface (API) and a rich set of tools to create, test, simulate and deploy network applications. With Junos Space SDK not only can third parties, partners and developers quickly create and introduce new applications, but they can also have the assurance of an open, stable and secure development and runtime platform. The Junos Space SDK unlocks network resources for developers and makes it simple to build, test, and deploy network applications.
Sign-up for the Junos Space SDK today http://juniper.net/developer
Microsoft now reports that it has 31,000 customers using Azure, Heroku (now owned by Salesforce) is reporting 123,342 applications running on their platform. It’s hard to tell how many applications that Amazon has running on EC2 but in last years CIO magazine it was reported that they were provisioning 50K EC2 server instances per day. That would mean something like 18M EC2 servers per year. All of this points to the need for more network bandwidth and new programing models that allow developers to get closer to the packets. This is our goal with Junos Space. Regardless of whether you program in Java, .NET, Ruby, C/C++, etc – we provide a means for you to build new and compelling network aware applications using Junos Space. To find out more, visit our website at http://www.juniper.net/us/en/products-services/software/junos-platform/junos-space/
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/
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.
The Tokyo Institute of Technology Migrates to Junos – Your chance to build applications on the “New Network” in coming
Tokyo Institute of Technology, the country’s largest and most prestigious science and technology university, has migrated its multi-site campus network to a robust high-performance infrastructure running the Junos® operating system. This is a great showcase of a new network. Your chance to build applications on the new network is coming soon.
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