Securely Connected Everything 3: Happy Wi-Fi, Happy Li-Fi: A MIST Opportunity

In this episode, Michael van Rooyen (MVR) engages in a deep dive conversation with Greg Yelas, the regional sales leader at Juniper, responsible for overseeing the go-to-market strategy for the MIST portfolio.

The discussion centers around the concept of Enhanced Access, which encompasses wireless, switching, and SD-WAN technologies. Greg shares his extensive experience in the networking industry, tracing his journey from technical roles to sales and account management positions before landing at Juniper Mist.

The conversation delves into the origins of MIST as an acquisition by Juniper, highlighting its focus on AI-driven enterprise solutions and its seamless integration into the Juniper portfolio. Greg emphasizes the importance of quality data in driving AI and machine learning advancements, drawing parallels with winemaking to illustrate the necessity of superior ingredients. He elaborates on the unique capabilities of MIST’s AI engine, Marvis, which empowers users with proactive troubleshooting, natural language interface, and unparalleled visibility into network operations.

Greg underscores the significance of Enhanced Access in today’s landscape, particularly amidst the rise of remote work and heightened demands for seamless connectivity and collaboration. He discusses how MIST’s microservices architecture enables real-time data analysis, driving operational efficiencies and enhancing user experiences. Furthermore, Greg touches upon the convergence of wireless and switching technologies, emphasizing MIST’s role in simplifying network management and reducing operational complexities.

The episode concludes with a glimpse into the future of networking, with Greg shedding light on upcoming innovations such as local cloud deployments, IoT assurance, and partnerships with Cradlepoint for 5G integration. Through educational initiatives, trial programs, and industry recognition, Juniper Mist continues to lead the charge in revolutionizing networking paradigms, delivering unparalleled value to customers worldwide.

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