This arcticle by Cisco Subnet is a about Junipers announcement of new technologies and strategies. I’m a long time Cisco IOS user. I recently used JUNOS though and was blown away. From a configuration, scripting, and monitoring perspective I gave JUNOS the thumbs up. With this announcement they have basically opened up portions of JUNOS for any customer to develop their own set of tools, or for 3rd parties to develop tools and market them. JUNOS has a lot to offer and Cisco may want to look at. Oh yeah they did with IOS XR, well kind of … you know have a good thing when somebody else copies it.
In my opinion Junipers hardware updates, software updates, and new marketing strategy are all good things for the market.