Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network
innovation, today introduced JunosV
Contrail, a family of products which includes the JunosV Contrail
Controller, an open, standards-based controller for software-defined
networks (SDN). JunosV Contrail, now in trials with Fortune 500 global
service provider and enterprise customers, will reduce the time, cost
and risk for customers to deliver new network and security services.
Cloud IT systems are helping companies respond quickly to increasingly
uncertain and fast changing market conditions. Today, companies are able
to deploy new applications and services within seconds. However, making
the corresponding changes to the complex network infrastructure can take
days and must be done manually. With Juniper Networks® JunosV Contrail
family of products, the network is no longer a roadblock to speed, scale
and agility -- instead, it delivers an unparalleled ability to adapt to
changing business needs.
Built on intellectual property from Juniper's recent acquisition of Contrail
Systems, JunosV Contrail family of products will deliver a virtual
network solution that easily integrates into existing data centers to
centralize control across different client IT architectures and multiple
cloud platforms. The solution virtualizes the network to enable seamless
automation and orchestration among private and public cloud
environments, elastic management of IP-based network and security
services, and a "Big Data for Infrastructure" offering for enhanced
analytics, diagnostics and reporting.
Customers want choice, experience and simplicity when planning and
migrating to cloud networks. Today, Juniper Networks announces it is
working with industry leaders such as, Citrix, Cloudscaling, Mirantis and Red
Hat. With this collaboration, customers will have access to complete
cloud-based solutions based on OpenStack or CloudStack and built on open
standards, virtualization protocols and management of compute, storage
and, for the first time networking capabilities to take private and
public clouds to new levels of performance.
The new Juniper Networks JunosV
Contrail family of products together provides the following
A quick and efficient way to deliver and manage networking as a
service, by virtualizing the network for seamless automation and
orchestration among private and public cloud environments.
Elastic management of IP-based virtual network and security
services, which enhances the efficiency and agility in how
customers deploy and use network resources.
API support to enable new virtualized services to automate and
control the network.
The ability to gather deep analytical information from across all
aspects of the network, giving customers unprecedented visibility
and clarity while dramatically simplifying operations and enabling
faster and more informed decision making on network resource
The JunosV Contrail family of products is scheduled to be available
for purchase in the second half of 2013 under the Juniper
Software Advantage licensing program.
Building on Juniper's 4-step SDN roadmap, JunosV Contrail family of
products will enable customers to continue to address one or all
four steps of SDN -- regardless of the maturity of their networks.
"AT&T has been working with industry leaders and the Internet
Engineering Task Force to develop an open, standards-based model for
flexible cloud services that integrate with the network-based services
our enterprise customers rely on for their mission-critical
applications. From our early access to Juniper's JunosV Contrail
solution we've seen that it has important capabilities that could help
drive the evolution to Virtualization and Software Defined Networking."
Medamana, VP, AT&T Network Platforms
"After reviewing SDN solutions from different vendors, China Mobile
Research believes that Juniper Networks' JunosV Contrail provides a very
competitive architecture for a scalable and interoperable
infrastructure. After completion of the trials later this year, we
expect to lead the market with production deployment of a multi-vendor
- Lu Huang, Technical Manager, China
Mobile Research Institute
"A leading provider of solutions that are powering the Cloud Era, Citrix
has a proven track record of helping its customers build some of the
world's largest and most successful public and private clouds. The
integration of JunosV Contrail with Citrix CloudPlatform addresses
customer demand for choice and flexibility by bringing together
Juniper's next-generation orchestration and automation with one of the
most powerful open source cloud technologies, Apache CloudStack. Juniper
Networks and Citrix are providing our joint customers with an agile
platform for building and delivering powerful cloud services on existing
physical and emerging software defined networks."
Dholakia, Group VP and GM, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix
"Juniper Networks is a leading provider of advanced networking solutions
and has a robust SDN portfolio making them an ideal partner to deliver
the most innovative OpenStack-powered infrastructure to customers.
Integrating with Juniper Networks JunosV Contrail solution and
Cloudscaling will enable our customers to scale elastic architectures,
maximize service agility while delivering network services
instantaneously and flexibly in a virtualized environment."
Michael Grant, CEO, Cloudscaling, Inc
"The integration of Juniper Networks JunosV Contrail solution, OpenStack
and our Fuel automation library helps us meet our customers' requirement
for flexible cloud topologies which can seamlessly interoperate with
existing networks. Juniper's enterprise and SDN expertise make them the
ideal partner for scalable, feature-rich OpenStack clouds which support
dynamic applications and deliver lasting economic benefits."
Ionel, CEO Mirantis
"Organizations are making strategic decisions to adopt the open hybrid
cloud because they want choices. Juniper's vision for SDN through the
JunosV Contrail family embraces open environments and we are looking
forward to working with Juniper to expand options for organizations as
they move to the cloud, and, in the future, as part of the Red Hat
- Radhesh Balakrishnan, general
manager, Virtualization, Red Hat
"There is a growing market for an open, software based SDN controller
platform that enables scalable service and network orchestration in a
variety of public and private cloud, hybrid cloud and data center
services environments. Juniper's SDN controller is a good example of the
flexibility that many enterprises and service providers are seeking from
a SDN solution vendor. Juniper's SDN strategy and its new JunosV
Contrail family and ecosystem are well positioned to enhance service
agility and optimize the network resource allocation that large
enterprises and cloud service providers require to support new cloud and
mobility IT applications."
- Nav Chander, research
manager, Telecom Services & Network Infrastructure, IDC
"Customers are looking for agility in their networks. With JunosV
Contrail, Juniper will deliver a network infrastructure that meets
customers' immediate and long term needs. The response from our trial
customers has been overwhelmingly positive and from a roadmap
perspective, we are delivering on our SDN strategy ahead of schedule.
From our systems to a growing portfolio of new SDN software, and a
cloud-oriented software licensing model that grows with our customers'
needs, Juniper provides a simpler and lower risk option to begin the
transition to an SDN future."
- Bob Muglia, executive vice
president, Software Solutions Division, Juniper Networks
"The JunosV Contrail Controller combines best-in-class network
orchestration and automation to address the gaps customers are
experiencing with existing SDN controller solutions. With Juniper
Networks, customers can now have technology that seamlessly integrates
into their current IT architectures, providing the agility and
scalability they need to build elastic, open environments and the
ability to deploy services like security seamlessly across cloud
networks. This level of performance will ensure customers can move
beyond the SDN experimental stage and into systems that provide the
flexibility and investment protection for the long term."
Ankur Singla, vice president, SDN and Orchestration Systems, Juniper
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