Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Juniper Plans VMware NSX for Switching, Routing and Security Products

Juniper Networks is expanding its partnership with VMware and now plans to include VMware NSX L2 Gateway integration and VXLAN routing capabilities across it access, aggregation, core and edge equipment.

Juniper Networks' VXLAN routing and gateway capabilities enable both intra- and inter-data center solutions and accelerate the transition to software-defined networking (SDN).

Specifically, Juniper is working closely with VMware to enable NSX L2 Gateway Services on its EX Series and QFX Series core, aggregation and access switching platforms, and MX Series edge routers.

VMware NSX L2 Gateway Services are expected to be generally available in mid-2014.

Juniper said hardware-accelerated VXLAN routing on its MX Series and EX9200 Series Switches will support multi-tenancy or business continuity/disaster recovery applications by routing traffic between virtual networks either within a single -- or across multiple -- data centers. Juniper is also working with VMware to extend development of its virtual security product portfolio to ensure future integration with VMware NSX and new security and networking application programming interfaces (APIs).