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Juniper's Cloudy Forecast

4:05 PM -- Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) could announce some of its cloud plans soon, according to analyst Catharine Trebnick of Avian Securities LLC .

That's "some," because she thinks Juniper isn't ready to spill the beans on Stratus, the data center fabric that's not a single product and still not ready for public view. (Wasn't it supposed to debut already? See Juniper's Ready for Stratus.) Trebnick's guess is that it's less of a fabric and more of a complete data-center architecture like the Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) Universal Computing System (UCS). (See Cisco Dreams of Data Center Unity.)

In a research note published this morning, Trebnick writes that the announcement should include a lot of Juniper's latest toys: the Trio chipset, the partner ecosystem for Junos software, and multichassis switches. (See Juniper Takes Over the Network.)

Juniper previously announced some cloud intentions with a program called Cloud-Ready Data Center that uses MX 3D routers, Junos, and the SRX platform that combines routing and security.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 4:36:15 PM
re: Juniper's Cloudy Forecast

Update: Juniper's put out a press release saying they'll be doing some grand announcement on Monday, May 17, about the New Network for the data center. ("New network" being Juniper's buzzword for its latest architecture plans, much like Cisco's "medianet" or "IP NGN.")

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