Cisco vs Juniper: Router Wars


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Industry : Engineering, Electrical and Electronics

Region : USA

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Acquire & Ascend Cisco Way Cisco was founded in 1984 by a wife and husband team of Sandy Lerner [Sandy] and Len Bosack [Len] from Stanford Business School. 'Sandy and Len' worked in two different departments and could not e-mail each other as the two departments they worked with were on two different operating systems that did not communicate. To solve this problem, they built a router that acted like a mailroom to open packets and distribute the data...

Networking Industry in the Late 1990s Four major players Cisco, Bay Networks, 3Com and Cabletron - dominated the router market in 1998. With revenues of $8.5 billion, profits of $1.35 billion and a market capitalization of $188 billion, Cisco was the leading provider of Internet routers. During this period, as different purchasers demanded routers optimized for special purposes, analysts divided the Internet routermarket into two segments 'core' and 'edge' router markets...

Background on Juniper Networks Juniper was founded in February 1996, by Pradeep Sindhu, a principal scientist at Xerox, Dennis Ferguson, an Internet expert at MCI and Bjorn Liencres, a technical guide from Sun Microsystems. The company began its operations with an initial funding of $200,000 from venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers...

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