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Juniper Partners With Fujitsu to Deploy AppFormix in Japan

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Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR - Free Report) recently announced that Fujitsu Limited has deployed its cloud management platform — AppFormix, in Japan.

The move forms a key part in ensuring operational efficiency of the new region of Fujitsu’s enterprise cloud platform, Cloud Service K5, the world’s largest open-source based platform.

AppFormix provides end-to-end visibility into multicloud environment to eliminate any potential issues and thereby makes operations simpler and more effective. It provides comprehensive visualization and smart-monitoring features to detect issues and automatically manage remedial actions based on predefined business outcomes. It transforms raw data from a diverse set of resources into a format that can be used immediately, through monitoring and intent-based analytics.

Since Fujitsu prepared for the launch of the new region of K5, it required a cloud operations management solution that could address the operational requirements as well as bring significantly increased capabilities. This is where Juniper came into play and was selected to develop and deploy AppFormix for Fujitsu’s K5 platform.

AppFormix is a crucial component of the K5 platform especially for the understanding of real-time cloud usage status through its intelligent dashboards and seamless integration with billing systems. The platform addresses the growing operational needs, offering simplified cloud operations management and performance optimization capabilities through Big Data analysis and machine learning.

Furthermore, AppFormix’s unique user-friendly GUI dashboard, displaying real-time reporting and high-level compatibility with OpenStack, has allowed Fujitsu to better plan resource consumption and capacity expansion.

Leveraging the operating system, Juniper has introduced several products and enhancements over the past few years. We consider this to be a real differentiator, which gives Juniper a competitive advantage. The company offers a Software Development Kit to its partners and customers to allow additional customization.

Juniper is likely to benefit from the higher spending pattern among carriers to upgrade their networks to support the incremental growth in data traffic. We believe the company’s new products will be able to meet the escalating needs and thereby find easy acceptance among customers.

Over the past three months, shares of Juniper have outperformed the industry with an average return of 3.3% against a decline of 0.6% for the latter.


Juniper currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Better-ranked stocks in the industry include Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI - Free Report) and Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. , both carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.          

Motorola has an expected long-term earnings growth rate of 8%. It exceeded earnings estimates in each of the trailing four quarters, with an average of 12.1%.     

Ubiquiti has an expected long-term earnings growth rate of 18.6%. It exceeded earnings estimates thrice in the trailing four quarters, with an average of 8.9%.

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