Juniper Networks and Mirantis' Alignment to Unlock Automation in OpenStack Cloud

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 19, 2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: Juniper Networks and Mirantis – an open stack company have announced their extended engineering partnership so as to give customers a reliable, open-source software-defined networking (SDN) fabric to deploy OpenStack clouds at scale.

To make this possible, Mirantis will support and interoperate with Juniper Contrail Networking; a standard based SDN solution for enterprise and service provider customers and also supports OpenContrail, an open source SDN solution.

The extended partnership will benefit companies for its increased flexibility, cost savings, no vendor lock-in and the ability to customize integration with other infrastructure and applications. The companies together have published reference architecture so as to help customers to easily scale open stack clouds without depending on costly networking and management solutions. The reference architecture is validated for Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 with Juniper Contrail Networking. Mirantis and Juniper are planning to release a Fuel plugin in 2Q 2015 to further automate and simplify deploying and managing large-scale OpenStack clouds.

"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," says Ankur Singla, corporate vice president and general manager, Cloud Software, Juniper Networks.