Juniper introduces controller technology and new capabilities for SDN

by CXOtoday News Desk    May 06, 2013

Juniper Office

Juniper Networks today introduced JunosV Contrail, a family of products which includes the JunosV Contrail Controller, an open, standards-based controller for software-defined networks (SDN). According to Juniper, JunosV Contrail, now in trials with Fortune 500 global service provider and enterprise customers, aims to reduce the time, cost and risk for customers to deliver new network and security services.

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 datacenters 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.