As business and enterprise demands are growing and moving, it has been up to technology service providers to enhance their service capabilities to meet the waves of new traffic and ultimately grow their mobile field. Mobile is where the enterprise networks are trending towards and the developers in the communications industry are zeroing in on that field. All the way from traditional networking and computing in a server environment, and now integrating cloud-based networking and mobile devices, companies like Cisco, Verizon and Juniper Networks are moving ahead to new dimensions of data gathering, storage, analytics and keeping everything connected and up to speed.
One individual who’s been among the leaders in these developments is Shaygan Kheradpir, a networking guru and savvy marketing leader in the world of enterprise technology. Kheradpir started off working at GTE Labs as a network and software developer, working with routing and switching software. Perhaps the most well-known project he oversaw was the TONICS (Telephone Operations Network Integrated Control System), a revolutionary phone network management system that while not quite an early VoIP sysem, was somewhat of a forerunner to that. From there, GTE merged into the company now known as Verizon and Kheradpir became the CIO, and began developing the technologies that are now part of their regular service. Among those technologies is the FiOS service that includes lightning-speed internet and TV service. Just recently, Juniper Networks announced him as their CEO and will now look to his leadership to take them forward.
One area networking technology is improving and further increasing its priorities, is identity recognition and policy enforcement, and Juniper is no exception to that. This is becoming critical as enterprise networks face new threats every day, not least of which is false identity that can come from rogue machines. Developing user profile recognition tools based on behavior, application usage monitoring tools, and threat detection and thwarting is part of a majority of networking developers’ mission and leading into resource and session control protocols and applications.
Cloud-based switches are becoming more and more prevalent as servers housing data centers and virtualized networks are starting to fill up the bandwidth. As the traffic to these data centers increases, so must the speed and the capacity to house the data and application usage across the cloud, and cloud-based switches are being designed to meet these demands. Quality of Service is being integrated to match the usage of voice and video applications across these networks.