Monday, May 9, 2022

Juniper revamps Contrail SDN with cloud-native capabilities

Juniper has revamped its Contrail Networking with a Kubernetes-native architecture that provides an automated, high performance and scalable cloud-native networking solution.

Juniper Cloud-Native Contrail Networking (CN2) supports Kubernetes and OpenShift use cases. 

CN2 integrates as a foundational piece of cluster infrastructure by employing the Kubernetes extension framework of custom resources. 

Juniper has also extended Lens, the popular Kubernetes GUI, with a Contrail plug-in. 

Unlike previous versions of Contrail, CN2 was built privately as closed source.

Juniper offers Contrail SD-WAN as a service 

Juniper Networks introduced a cloud-delivered version of its SD-WAN solution. Juniper’s new Contrail SD-WAN as a service manages and secures WAN infrastructure, as well as branch LAN and Wi-Fi networks typically deployed alongside it. Juniper said this new SD-WAN solution pairs the simplicity of a cloud-delivered model with Contrail’s central orchestration of network infrastructure, delivering automated networking, security, analytics and artificial...

Juniper expands 5G portfolio with new routers, line cards, silicon

Juniper Networks unveiled a major refresh to its metro, edge and core solutions to accelerate service providers’ 5G transformation. The rollout builds on Juniper's introduction last year of an MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform powered by a new generation of its custom ASICs promising extensive programmability and performance improvements for supporting resource-intensive applications like 5G and secure SD-WAN-based managed services. The company...

Juniper Launches Contrail SDN

Juniper Networks announced the commercial launch of its Contrail software-defined networking (SDN) solution for enterprise data centers and Service Provider networks. The company said the primary benefit of Contrail is that it provides a simple way to connect physical networks with a virtual environment and provision underlying services, reducing the time, cost and risk for customers when configuring the network. In addition to virtualizing network...