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Juniper Networks Hires Former Microsoft Bigwig Bob Muglia

Enterprise networking equipment maker Juniper has announced that it has recruited former Server and Tools President at Microsoft Bob Muglia into its ranks.

The company said in a press release that Muglia will be joining Juniper as executive vice president of the Software Solutions Division, reporting directly to Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson.

Juniper said that by creating a separate software solution division, under the Microsoft veteran (who spent 23 years at the company), will allow it to focus on the two core areas of hardware and software to drive the company’s growth.

Muglia brings vast experience to the company, having handled the $15 billion Microsoft Server and Tools business line, overlooking the development of key Microsoft products like Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center and the Windows Azure Platform.

He has also worked in Microsoft’s Developer, Office, Mobile Devices, Windows NT and Online Services business groups.

"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," said Muglia.

"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," he added.