SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced that it will be participating in and among the sponsors of the new Channel Partners Cloud Convergence Council at the 2011 Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, March 13-15. The council is organized by Virgo Publishing, a leading business-to-business information services company, and The 2112 Group, a technology business strategy firm specializing in technology and channel communications and intelligence services.
The Cloud Convergence Council is a newly-formed community of telecom and IT vendors and their channel partners coming together to deliberate the issues and opportunities that come with the convergence of the two channels in the cloud. The inaugural council will be introduced and share its initial work and goals in a roundtable discussion at the conference.
"Channel Partners applauds Juniper Networks for signing on as a founding member of the Cloud Convergence Council," said Channel Partners Editor Khali Henderson. "We expect the work of this unique cross-industry body will inform the dramatic transformation ahead for both the IT and telecom channels in the cloud by identifying and bridging gaps in understanding."
Juniper Networks offers a dramatically simplified "3-2-1" network architecture for a cloud-ready data center that lowers operational, capital and environmental costs, while reducing complexity and improving cloud computing efficiencies. In addition, Juniper has developed cloud-enabled dynamic, virtualized data center security services that not only meet today's security and performance requirements, but also address future on-demand growth. Juniper also provides best practice guides for customers to minimize risk and speed time to implementation when configuring security solutions for the cloud-ready data center.
"Today's channel partners must look at the network as a strategic differentiator that allows their customers to drive new business and unleash innovation," said Lori Cornmesser, vice president, service provider alliance sales, Juniper Networks. "The value proposition behind Juniper's new network approach is changing the economics of the network, creating greater opportunity for channel partners to add more value by reducing network cost and complexity for businesses. Juniper is proud to bring its expertise and leadership to the table and actively participate in the Channel Partners Cloud Convergence Council."
To be the first to hear the findings of the Cloud Convergence Council you must be a registered participant of the 2011 Spring Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Visit www.channelpartnersconference.com for registration information.
About Virgo Publishing
Virgo Publishing is a dynamic information services company specializing in communications through print and electronic media, trade shows and special events, education and training, and value-added business services. www.virgopublishing.com
About The 2112 Group
The 2112 Group is a technology business strategy services firm specializing in indirect channels, security, managed services, cloud computing and business intelligence. Our mission is to optimize our clients' go-to-market strategies and communications, ensuring the highest level of return on their investment. The 2112 Group supports our clients with business planning and market research, facilitation of partner relations and communities, creation of high-impact communications and marketing development, and channel development. The 2112 Group publishes "Channelnomics ," the business analytics blog of the channel. For more information about The 2112 Group, please visit www.the2112group.com.
About Channel Partners
For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo.
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks is in the business of network innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net).
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