Juniper names Microsoft's Johnson CEO

Juniper Networks has hired 16-year Microsoft veteran Kevin Johnson as its new CEO, according to several published reports. Johnson led the software giant's online and Windows endeavors, and his departure from Microsoft comes not long after the company attempted and failed to acquire Yahoo. Microsoft is now reorganizing its online efforts into a separate unit.

Menawhile Juniper traditionally has been a hardware networking firm, but one that has made strides into software-based network management and automation. The company also announced a separate router control panel to give carriers more flexibility with transport routers.

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