Juniper Networks has announced the expansion of its engineering partnership with Mirantis the pure-play OpenStack company. The expansion delivers the customers with a reliable, open-source software-defined networking (SDN) fabric to deploy OpenStack clouds at scale. Mirantis OpenStack system will now support and come incorporated with Juniper Contrail Networking.
Speaking about the expansion in the agreement, Ankur Singla, corporate vice president general manager, Cloud Softwaret, 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.”
On the other hand, Venner, Mirantis, chief architect and OpenContrail Advisory Board member, said, “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.”
Juniper and Mirantis have published a reference architecture for deploying and managing Juniper Contrail Networking with Mirantis OpenStack. The joint deployments deliver impressive scale with regards to the number of cloud server nodes.