Juniper Networks introduced OpenContrail, a new initiative that makes the source code library for its Contrail SDN solution available through an open source license. OpenContrail will provide all the components necessary to run a data-center overlay including an SDN controller, virtual router, orchestration API, analytics and management console. The use of OpenContrail is available today via an Apache 2.0 License.
The company said it decided to offer an open source version of its SDN system due to customer interest in open source and the desire to boost innovation in the industry. OpenContrail gives developers the opportunity to innovate, adopt and experiment with SDN technology that seamlessly integrates with existing network infrastructures.
Juniper also plans to work with IBM to submit the OpenContrail source code to OpenDaylight.
The paid version of Contrail is backed by the company's full support resources.