Juniper Networks and Mirantis announce partnership

Juniper Networks and Mirantis announced a partnership preparing an open-source software-defined networking (SDN) fabric to deploy OpenStack clouds at scale.

The two companies have released a reference architecture, validated for Mirantis OpenStack 6.0, based on OpenStack “Juno”, for deploying and managing Juniper Contrail Networking, a standards based SDN solution for enterprises and service providers to enable customers to scale OpenStack clouds without having to depend on vendor-proprietary networking and management software.

Ankur Singla, corporate vice president and general manager, Cloud Software at Juniper Networks, said:

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, 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.

Jason Venner, Mirantis, chief architect and OpenContrail Advisory Board member, declare:

Real-life customer installations demonstrate that Juniper Contrail Networking works at scale for OpenStack, by leveraging Juniper Contrail Networking with Mirantis OpenStack, companies can reliably operate large production OpenStack clouds with software-defined networking, improving data center performance, automation and scalability. Plus, its open source and proven open-standard protocols offer customers future-proofing and investment protection in how they architect their cloud.