Juniper Networks and Mirantis have expanded their partnership. The partnership will provide customers with a reliable, open-source software-defined networking (SDN) fabric to deploy OpenStack clouds at scale.
Mirantis OpenStack will now support and interoperate with Juniper, a standards-based SDN solution for enterprise and service provider customers.
“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,” said Ankur Singla, Corporate VP and GM, Cloud Software, Juniper Networks. “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.”
“Real-life customer installations demonstrate that Juniper Contrail Networking works at scale for OpenStack,” said Jason Venner, Mirantis, chief Architect and OpenContrail Advisory Board member. “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 reference architecture for deploying and managing both so that customers can easily scale OpenStack clouds without relying on complex, expensive and vendor-proprietary networking and management software.