Juniper Partner Conference: Software-defined Networking Arrives?

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) is set to promote its software-defined networking (SDN) strategy at the company’s Global Partner Conference this week in Las Vegas. But can Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson and his lieutenants stand out from SDN moves by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), VMware (NYSE: VMW), Brocade Networks (NASDAQ: BRCD) and more? Hmmm… Juniper acquired Contrail Systems, a stealth-mode SDN startup, for $176 million in December 2012. The move followed VMware’s buyout of Nicira and Cisco’s investment in Insieme. VMware has spent recent months evangelizing the software- (IT news)