Juniper Networks Grabs New CTO from Google

After months of searching, networking vendor has found a replacement for its outgoing CTO.

By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted Jul 18, 2017
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In February 2017, Juniper Networks Founder and CTO Pradeep Sindhu revealed that he wanted to step away from the company and ever since Juniper has been looking for a new CTO. That search has now ended.

Today Juniper announced that Bikash Koley will be the company's next CTO effective August 2017. Koloy comes to Juniper after working at Google for nearly a decade, helping lead development of Google's production network infrastructure.

"I have admired Juniper Networks' technology for the last two decades and believe the technology within Juniper will lend itself to an amazing programmable platform that will allow companies to operate seamless hybrid cloud infrastructures," Koley stated. " Harmonious connectivity to clouds is not a solved problem, and I look forward to being part of the new era of networking."

Koley has had a particular emphasis on optical networking throughout his career, which has long been an area where Juniper has had an active interest.

"Bikash is a visionary who has been architecting and operating networks of the future at Google for the past ten years," Rami Rahim, CEO, Juniper Networks said in a statement. " I'm excited to have Bikash help us lead the transformation in the networking industry by delivering innovative products, solutions, and services for network operators around the world."

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet and Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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