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Juniper Networks Appoints New Chief Technology Officer


Raj Yavatkar will Lead Innovation and Technology Solutions Globally for the Company

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, announced that Raj Yavatkar will be named Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Rami Rahim. Mr. Yavatkar will be responsible for heading Juniper’s technology strategy and for leading and executing several of the company’s critical future-focused technology innovations. Mr. Yavatkar is anticipated to begin his employment at Juniper this month.

"Raj is a visionary who has been able to translate a deep understanding of customer and market needs into breakthrough products and solutions for the past fifteen years. I’m truly pleased and honored to have Raj help us in our strategy to change networking for the cloud era," said Rami Rahim, CEO, Juniper Networks.

Mr. Yavatkar brings a wealth of experience and strong technical expertise in cloud services and infrastructure, as well as networking systems and software. He will further Juniper’s vision of enabling high-performance, highly automated, AI-driven networks.

Mr. Yavatkar is currently an IEEE Fellow and previously headed the development of Network Virtualization Infrastructure and products for Cloud Networking at Google, delivering network software solutions for Google Cloud customers. As a technology and product pioneer with 45+ patents and 60+ publications, Mr. Yavatkar brings with him a wealth of experience in emerging technologies and how they can be applied to creatively solve the hardest problems in networking and beyond.

Prior to Google, Mr. Yavatkar held leadership roles at VMware and Intel where he pioneered new hybrid cloud product categories and served as the Chief Software Architect to deliver four generations of IXP family of Network Processing Units (NPUs). He also founded a Systems Technologies Lab (STL) and led advanced R&D in technologies such as system security, manageability and virtualization. Mr. Yavatkar received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Technology in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a PhD degree in Computer Science from Purdue.

"In my career, I’ve always envisioned and improved upon how emerging technologies can be applied to creatively solve business problems ahead of the competition and have applied this knowledge to pioneer new product lines and cloud architectures. I look forward to joining the world-class team at Juniper and guiding their industry-leading portfolio of cloud networking solutions," said Yavatkar.

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks challenges the inherent complexity that comes with networking in the multicloud era. We do this with products, solutions and services that transform the way people connect, work and live. We simplify the process of transitioning to a secure and automated multicloud environment to enable secure, AI-driven networks that connect the world. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (, or connect with Juniper on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Juniper Networks, the Juniper Networks logo and Junos are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act that involve a number of uncertainties and risks, including statements relating to Juniper Networks’ future strategy, management plans and overall future prospects. Actual results or events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several factors, including those listed in Juniper Networks’ most recent report on Form 10-Q or 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements made in this press release are made only as of the date set forth at the beginning of this release, and Juniper Networks undertakes no obligation to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances subsequently change after the date of this press release.

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