Juniper Embraces Linux and Open Compute Project for New Switch

The promise of the Open Compute Project’s networking effort is a ‘white-box’ for networking gear. That is networking equipment build on open hardware specification that are not tied to specific operating systems. Juniper historically has built its own hardware, with its own silicon and then used its own JUNOS operating system on top.

Though Open Compute might on the surface appear to be directly competitive with the Juniper business model, Jonathan Davidson, SVP and GM, Security, Switching and Solutions Business Unit at Juniper disagrees.