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Juniper Gets Execs from Cisco, Microsoft

 
 
By Channel Insider Staff  |  Posted 2011-01-24
 
 
 

Juniper Networks is bulking up its marketing and channel prowess by raiding the executive ranks of rivals Cisco Systems and Microsoft.

Juniper last week announced that two former Microsoft officials made the jump to help the networking company build up its enterprise marketing and global partnership capabilities. In between those announcements, Juniper officials said a Cisco executive is making the move to oversee Juniper's worldwide partner marketing.

The moves come as Juniper pushes its "Project Stratus" strategy to use silicon, virtualization and automation to collapse the data center networking infrastructure from three tiers into one. The appointments also represent the latest in a series of executive exits from Microsoft.