Ep 62 – Running your network on the public cloud with Juniper Networks

This week’s guest

Ben Baker

Senior Director, Cloud Marketing & Business Analysis Juniper Networks

So much has changed with the public cloud and telco since I created CLOUD CITY at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021. Back then, most industry folks said that the public cloud might be a good fit for enterprise IT and BSS workloads, but considering it for network workloads was an entirely different matter.

Fast-forward two years, and now my question for the industry is, “are there any telco workloads that can’t move?”

In this episode, I talk with Ben Baker from Juniper Networks about where we are in telco’s network journey to the public cloud and which workloads the hyperscalers are ready to support. Click play to hear our conversation about: 

  • The most important strategic decision for telcos [05:02]; 
  • Why the network is more important than ever [06:57]; 
  • Can telcos technically run network workloads on the public cloud [09:38]; and 
  • How and why telcos should be using the public cloud [13:41].

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Author’s bio

Ben Baker is a Senior Director, Cloud and Data Center Marketing & Business Analysis, at Juniper Networks. Ben has been working with cloud and service providers around the world for more than 20 years, developing business cases for a variety of product concepts and new ventures. Ben holds a BS & MS in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from MIT.

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