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Juniper Networks appoints new chief technology officer

Bikash Koley is currently an engineer and the head of Network Architecture, Engineering and Planning at Google

Juniper Networks has appointed Bikash Koley as chief technology officer.
Juniper Networks has appointed Bikash Koley as chief technology officer.

Juniper Networks has appointed Bikash Koley as chief technology officer where he will be responsible for Juniper's technology strategy.

Koley will be accountable for leading and executing several technology innovations, such as Contrail and AppFormix.

Currently, Koley is an engineer and head of Network Architecture, Engineering and Planning at Google, where he designed, built and operated Google's production network infrastructure, spanning data centre, backbone(s), optical and the content edge. His team also oversaw Google's SDN evolution, network technology strategy and networking research and innovation, enabling ubiquitous programmability and very high reliability.

He will bring experience in both IP and optical domain and in designing and operating large scale networks, and has received 18 patents related to networking technologies.

Rami Rahim, CEO, Juniper Networks, said: "Bikash is a visionary who has been architecting and operating networks of the future at Google for the past ten years. I'm excited to have Bikash help us lead the transformation in the networking industry by delivering innovative products, solutions, and services for network operators around the world."

"I have admired Juniper Networks' technology for the last two decades and believe the technology within Juniper will lend itself to an amazing programmable platform that will allow companies to operate seamless hybrid cloud infrastructures. Harmonious connectivity to clouds is not a solved problem, and I look forward to being part of the new era of networking," commented Koley.

Koley will report to Juniper's CEO, Rami Rahim and will begin in his new role in August 2017.