VMWare isn't the only tech company that's becoming a magnet for former high-ranking Microsoft execs. Juniper Networks also has attracted a number of ex-Softies.
This week, Juniper announced that it is adding another former Redmondian to its roster: Former Server and Tools President Bob Muglia (as reported by AllThingsD). Muglia is going to be Juniper's Executive Vice President of Software.
"In this newly created role, Muglia will oversee the company's end-to-end software strategy and lead the newly formed Software Solutions Division," says the Juniper press release. He reports directly to Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson.
Other Softies working at Juniper include Kevin Johnson, who is CEO there and was formerly President of Microsoft's Platforms and Services Division; Gerri Elliott, who is Chief Sales Officer at Juniper and formerly was Corporate VP of Worldwide Public Sector for Microsoft; Brad Brooks, Vice President of Worldwide Enterprise Marketing and former head of Consumer Marketing for Windows; Eddie Amos, Vice President of Developer Marketing and former General Manager of Developer Marketing at Microsoft; and Lauren Cooney, Director of Developer Evangelism and former Microsoft Group Product Manager for Web Platform.
Muglia will be spearheading Juniper's offerings around networking, security and mobile-device management -- all areas he also oversaw during his 23-plus-year Microsoft career.