LAS VEGAS–Juniper Networks this week unveiled its JunosV Contrail Controller, an open standards-based controller for software defined networking (SDN), as part of its JunosV Contrail family of products.
Despite healthy profits, Juniper Networks is projecting continued weakness in enterprise spending on networking equipment, the company said in its first-quarter earnings release.
BYOD is spurring a resurgence in the network access control market.
Enterprises should beware of "SDN-washing," in which a vendor "relabels legacy approaches with the latest buzzwords," advised Joe Skorupa, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.
Data center traffic is exploding and networking firms like Cisco, Juniper Networks, F5 Networks and Alcatel-Lucent are expected to benefit, according to Zacks Equity Research.
Juniper Networks on Thursday unveiled a software-defined networking (SDN) roadmap and launched a number of SDN-based software and services, including its virtualized Mobile Control Gateway (vMCG) designed to enable mobile operators to handle the increase in traffic generated by the explosion of smartphone use.
As evidence of the market shift of network equipment providers from gear to services, Sweden's Ericsson has agreed to acquire Devoteam Telecom & Media operations in France.
Check Point and Fortinet both posted double-digit year-over-year revenue growth in the network security appliance market for the third quarter of 2012, gaining market share on Cisco and Juniper, according to stats released this week by IDC.
Cisco continued to dominate the enterprise router market in the third quarter with 75 percent of the revenues, according to the latest data from Infonetics Research.
With increasing attacks on enterprise networks, the market for network security products has grown recently. A primary beneficiary of that growth is Juniper Networks, which saw a healthy 11.1 percent revenue growth in the third quarter.