Juniper Networks Collaborates with SAP to Deliver Innovative Solutions and Services to Enterprise Customers
Juniper Networks Selected as a Charter Member of SAPs Enterprise Services Community
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 19, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that it has been selected to be a charter member of SAP’s Enterprise Services Community, which is a unique collaborative community of enterprise customers, software vendors, enterprise infrastructure providers and system integrators that aims to deliver innovative infrastructure solutions and services to enterprises.
SAP created the Enterprise Services Community (ES Community) to help CIOs accelerate the delivery of a certified Enterprise Services Ready IT landscape where heterogeneous applications and infrastructures are integrated and can cost-effectively scale and evolve seamlessly to meet the changing needs of process applications. The ES Community has the ability to directly impact the business requirements and technical architecture of the SAP platform by fostering targeted, business-driven feedback from the Community. Infrastructure vendors like Juniper Networks will be able to tap into SAP’s cross-industry platform infrastructure and industry-specific application suites to ensure application fluency and adaptability to business processes.
We believe the Enterprise Services Community can positively impact business profitability by quickly composing applications to meet the evolving goals of business,“ said Zia Yusuf, Executive Vice President for SAP’s Platform Ecosystem. ”Juniper Networks’ inclusion in this community is important because of its expertise in routing, security and application acceleration. The company’s innovative solutions and forward-thinking makes it a natural influencer in this community"
Steve Wastie, Juniper Networks Vice President of Enterprise Marketing stated, “Juniper is excited about the collaboration with SAP and industry leaders in delivering open, cost-effective, scaleable and secure IT infrastructure products and applications that meet the demands of the changing application needs for global enterprise customers everywhere.”
With the launch of the community, SAP is creating a flexible and open forum that fosters collaboration in creating, consuming and running enterprise services and helps guarantee the utilization quality of enterprise services through ES Ready certification. Member companies will have their software and infrastructure products certified against the same set of enterprise services and within the business processes that use the services.
Customers and partners can join a variety of Definition and Advisory groups to identify specific business challenges facing companies today and define enterprise services and best practices needed to address those business requirements. SAP has already introduced three definition groups, and as more topics are nominated by current membership, additional members can join to support new topics.
The charter members of the Enterprise Services Community met yesterday in San Francisco to discuss deliverables for the next 12 months. For more information on the Enterprise Services Community, please visit http://esc.sap.com
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Juniper Networks is the leader in enabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network. The company’s purpose-built, high performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks that are tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks’ portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world’s most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
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