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Posted: 02 Jul 2012 04:46 AM PDT
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Juniper OpenLab Brings Network Innovation to NJ, No Strings Attached

Esther Surden
Publisher & Editor,

Juniper Networks, the Silicon Valley firm whose expertise is in software-defined networking (SDN), launched OpenLab: The Junos Center for Innovation, on June 19, 2012, in Bridgewater.
The event was remarkable because no incentives from N.J. were provided to bring the networking laboratory here.

“We’re not helping this company. We haven’t offered them any incentives; we haven’t made any phone calls,” Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno said at the opening ceremony. “It’s all about creating an environment in N.J. for innovation,” she added.

“This is a story about collaboration between private companies, entrepreneurs and institutes of higher education,” which can happen here, she said, noting that it is also about creating the next “generation of jobs” for N.J.

According to Jerry Passione, OpenLab general manager, this is the first and only facility of its kind for Juniper, though the company is not ruling out opening other labs nationally or globally if this one proves successful. asked Passione why the company had chosen to establish the lab in N.J. The answer: N.J.’s place in technology history, the legacy of Bell Labs and the fact that many Juniper customers are in the state made this location ideal for OpenLab.

Central N.J. was chosen because of its importance in serving the large regional base of service providers like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and several global enterprises like NYSE Euronext, Bloomberg and others.

Daily Links 7/2/2012: Dell says its acquiring Quest; First Round Capital among backers of Cory Booker's startup

Lockheed Martin Selected To Manage Major Defense Information Systems Network Operations (PR Newswire)
$4.6 billion contract to be managed from Lockheed's King of Prussia location.

Mystery Over: Dell Inks $2.4B Buyout of Quest Software (Fox Business)

#waywire, Cory Booker’s Personalized News Startup, Uses Video To Give Youth A Voice (TechCrunch)
First Round Capital among the investors.

WebLinc a success after some tough times (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Steady cash flow helps Comcast warm up to its theme parks (Orlando Sentinel)