SOURCE: Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks

May 06, 2013 00:01 ET

Juniper Networks Introduces Controller Technology and New Capabilities for Software-Defined Networks

JunosV Contrail Family of Products in Trials With Fortune 500 Multinationals Including Service Provider and Enterprise Customers

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) - 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.

News Highlights:

  • The new Juniper Networks JunosV Contrail family of products together provides the following benefits:
    • 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 utilization.
  • 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.

Supporting Quotes:
"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."
- John 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 SDN solution."
- 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."
- Sameer 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."
- Adrian 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 OpenStack ecosystem."
- 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 Networks

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