Thursday, March 19, 2015

Juniper and Mirantis Extend SDN Partnership

Juniper Networks and Mirantis announced an expanded engineering partnership to integrate the Mirantis OpenStack distribution with Juniper Contrail Networking, a standards based SDN solution for enterprise and service provider customers. Mirantis OpenStack also supports and interoperates with OpenContrail, an open source SDN solution. The companies have published a reference architecture for deploying and managing this joint solution.

The reference architecture is validated for Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 (based on OpenStack Juno), with Juniper Contrail Networking. Mirantis and Juniper plan to release a Fuel plugin in 2Q 2015 to further automate and simplify deploying and managing large-scale OpenStack clouds.

“Mirantis is the go-to vendor for building an OpenStack cloud. Integration of Mirantis OpenStack with Juniper Contrail Networking gives the enterprise-grade support that customers expect for large-scale open-source cloud deployments,” said Ankur Singla, corporate vice president and general manager, Cloud Software at Juniper Networks. “By providing developers, partners and customers a proven, open-source reference architecture, together Mirantis and Juniper will help accelerate adoption, foster new innovation and help customers realize the benefits of SDN more quickly.”

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