Robert Muglia joins Juniper Networks from Microsoft


Juniper Networks announced that Robert Muglia will be
joining the company as executive vice president of the Software Solutions


In this newly created role, Muglia will oversee the company’s
end-to-end software strategy and lead the newly formed Software Solutions
Division. He joins the company from Microsoft and will report directly to
Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson.


By centralizing its software business under Muglia’s
Juniper is further sharpening its focus on
systems and software as the two core engines of growth for the company.


Juniper’s software business is already a key
differentiator for the company that drives customer adoption of solutions
including industry leading Juniper Networks SRX Series and vGW Series security
offerings, MobileNext core for mobile operators, the Junos Pulse mobile
security suite for managing devices, and the Junos Space platform for
developing and deploying network applications.


The company plans to further accelerate this momentum as
Muglia assumes his new role.


“We are excited to have a leader of Bob’s caliber
coming on board to lead Juniper’s software initiatives, and I’m confident that
his vision, management savvy and technical expertise will bring tremendous
value to our organization,” said Kevin Johnson, CEO of Juniper Networks.


“As we continue to execute on our growth strategy
centered on systems and software, we look forward to Bob playing a central role
in extending our leadership position in network-powered software
solutions,” Johnson added.


Over the past 23 years, Muglia has served in leadership
positions across all of Microsoft’s business groups, including Developer, Office,
Mobile Devices, Windows NT and Online Services.


Most recently, Muglia served as president of Microsoft’s
$15 billion Server and Tools Business (STB), where he was responsible for
infrastructure software, developer tools and cloud platforms, including
products such as Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center and
the Windows Azure Platform.


“I have long respected Juniper for its disruptive
approach to solving the toughest networking problems and for its networking
vision that is simple, open and programmable. I am thrilled to be joining Kevin
and his team and look forward to contributing to the company’s continued
success and momentum in the marketplace,” said Muglia.


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