Paul Parker-Johnson (PJ) leads ACG’s cloud computing and data center virtualization market research and consulting practice. His work examines market sizes, innovations and trends in cloud computing, service delivery platforms, and the virtualization technologies that enable them.
PJ brings his trademark analytic skills to bear on developments in virtual computing, cloud services software, service orchestration, network simplification and related enablers of cloud computing services. In-depth market segmentation and sizing is complemented by point topics research on innovations, early adopter use cases, and factors critical to success in developing platforms and services for the cloud.
PJ’s passion for the cloud springs from a rich history of engagement in network and application innovations for over 30 years. Prior to joining ACG he was director of cloud computing solutions development and marketing at Juniper Networks, delivering advanced network, software, and partner platform solutions to service provider and enterprise customers globally. Direct experience designing and delivering solutions in the XaaS and virtual data center landscapes informs his work. Prior to his work in data centers and the cloud PJ served in Juniper’s service provider and emerging markets strategy teams, bringing numerous platforms and innovations in routing, switching, security and advanced network services to market over a ten year span.
Prior to joining Juniper he held senior product management and marketing positions in switching and routing with Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems, participating in early delivery of ASIC-based and gigabit scale forwarding technologies for Ethernet and IP networks. Prior to Cisco PJ was a member of BBN Communications’ professional services and network engineering teams, developing and deploying X.25 and early stage IP networking platforms into experimental and production networks. His initial experience in large scale computing and networking platforms came with IBM deploying online trading and transaction processing systems for financial services customers in New York from 1978 to 1983.