Networking companies are apparently willing to pay top dollar for software engineers, according to new Glassdoor research.
As more data centers become virtualized, networks aren’t keeping up with compute and storage, preventing easy scalability. Juniper wants to help solve the problem with software, while keeping its hardware relevant.
New funding will help Cloudscaling continue to build out its Open Cloud System to suit a new class of enterprise applications that want to build on OpenStack.
Shooting for general release later this year, Juniper is testing its JunosV Contrail controller in a long-term strategy shift that aims to keep its hardware relevant and enables programmability.
The two networking powers have applied to become Gold members of the foundation that governs the OpenStack open-source cloud effort.
Speaking at Structure:Data in New York, Juniper Networks product management lead Jennifer Lin claimed application developers working with big data could find great value in the software-defined network.
Software-defined networking vendors such as Embrane and Nicira have found customers in the managed-hosting realm, and with more startups bringing products to market, enterprises could follow suit later this year.
With its new funding from Shasta Ventures and Juniper Networks, Typesafe will keep pushing Scala and its related middleware stack as a mainstream development platform for enterprise applications. To date, Scala has been used mostly in web-scale apps like Twitter and Foursquare.
Typesafe continues to push the Scala programming language and associated Akka middleware as top-tier software development tools for the webscale age, and now claims Juniper Networks as a convert. The networking hardware giant will use Scala and Akka in upcoming — and undisclosed — products.
Cisco in an internal memo outlined its plans for the changing nature of networking. It also acknowledged a $100 million investment in Insieme, a company started by three Cisco executives and that it can buy it for upto $750 million. Read the memo & what it means.