Juniper Networks Launches Production-Ready Software-DefinedNetworking Solution to Bring Networking Into the Cloud Era
Highly Scalable Contrail Virtual Network Overlay Solution Automates and Orchestrates Cloud Networks; Supported by a Robust Technology Partner and Channel Ecosystem
SUNNYVALE, CA, Sep 16, 2013 (Menafn - Marketwired via COMTEX) --Juniper Networks JNPR, the industry leader in networkinnovation, today announced the availability of Juniper NetworksContrail, a standards-based and highly scalable networkvirtualization and intelligence solution for software-definednetworks (SDN). Contrail is a production-ready SDN solution shippingtoday that is based on stable and proven networking standards.Contrail creates a virtual network, enabling seamless integrationbetween physical and virtual networks while providing serviceproviders and enterprises with a solution that is simple, open andagile. This network virtualization and intelligence solution has beenin trials with more than 40 global customers.
Juniper Networks is also unveiling new technology developmentpartnerships and product integrations with Contrail that will helpcustomers pragmatically and confidently evolve to SDN.
Enterprises are looking for more efficient ways to build private,public and hybrid clouds to increase application deployment agility.However, traditional networking has not kept pace and can still bemanual, static and complex. Contrail virtualizes the network, bringsadvanced networking capabilities into the hypervisor and integrateswith cloud orchestration systems, to enable seamless automation andorchestration across multiple cloud platforms. The solution alsooffers a robust analytics engine, providing a real-time view intonetwork operations.
Network and cloud service providers are under tremendous pressure todevelop, deploy and monetize new services, but most services aredifficult to reconfigure or adapt to changing user demands. Contrailempowers these customers to quickly bring new services to market byproviding a smooth transition with automatic provisioning and dynamicservice chaining in cloud environments that run on x86-based servers.
The commercial version of Contrail is available today through JuniperSoftware Advantage and is offered as both a perpetual andsubscription software license. Perpetual license is priced atUS1,700 per socket and one year subscription license at US1,000 persocket.
--Juniper Networks Contrail - Formerly known as JunosV Contrail, the
network virtualization and intelligence solution is comprised of all
the components needed to create a virtual overlay network: SDN
controller, vRouter, and analytics engine. In trial with leading
service provider and enterprise customers, Contrail has proven the
--A simple way to connect physical networks with a virtual
environment and provision underlying services, reducing the time,
cost and risk for customers when configuring the network.
--Juniper Contrail seamlessly integrated with Juniper Networks
flagship virtual firewall, Firefly Perimeter, which is the first
of many Juniper SDN-enabled security services that provides
unparalleled performance, scale and coverage across virtualized
data centers. With this integration customers benefit from
simplified orchestration, provisioning and management of
service-chained virtual and physical security services.
--Eliminates the risk of vendor-lock-in for customers by leveraging
a standards-based architecture that integrates with a wide variety
of hypervisors, physical networks and cloud orchestration
platforms including compatibility with both CloudStack and
--Seamlessly integrates with most industry switches and routers
today including the Juniper Networks MX, EX and QFX Series,
providing customers with a quick and easy migration path to SDN
without any disruption to underlying physical network architecture
--Accelerates the connection of virtual resources and enables the
federation of private, public or hybrid cloud environments,
increasing the speed of business and service innovation for
customers by making the network more dynamic, flexible and
--Fast troubleshooting and diagnostics through unique analytics
capability, enabling customers to manage their networks more
intelligently and efficiently.
--Technology Development Ecosystem Partners - Juniper also announced
technology partnerships that enable the development of solutions
through integration with Contrail to facilitate SDN and cloud
deployment, enable dynamic service chaining and improve visibility and
insights into network operations. New partners include Cedexis, Check
Point Software Technologies, Citrix, Cloudscaling, Dorado Software,
Flash Networks, Gencore Systems, Gigamon, Guavus, ISC8, Lumeta,
Mirantis,Red Hat, RiverBed, Sandvine, SevOne, Silver Peak, Sonus
Networks, and Websense.
--Juniper Partner Advantage Cloud Program - Introduced on Sept. 12 and
part of Juniper's Partner Advantage Program, Partner Advantage Cloud
consist of training and certification to ensure high levels of cloud
and SDN knowledge. The program will provide new revenue opportunities
for Juniper's Elite partners while providing mutual customers with a
network of trusted advisors, designed to move them forward with SDN
confidently. New partners include ICT Networks, NERA
Telecommunications, Nissho Electronics and Xantaro Group.
--Juniper and IBM Solution - Juniper announced a new partnership with
IBM that integrates Contrail with IBM's SmartCloud Orchestrator. The
resulting joint technology solution allows customers to deploy and
manage highly scalable cloud infrastructures with the ability to
provision services rapidly across virtualized compute, storage and
network resources to increase business agility.
In a related announcement, Juniper Networks today introducedOpenContrail, an open source software platform that makes the coresoftware powering Contrail available through an open source license.Customers will benefit from the innovation driven throughOpenContrail's open source community, while at the same time givingthem the confidence that comes with a product that has undergoneJuniper Networks rigorous quality assurance testing. OpenContrail isavailable for download at www.opencontrail.org. Full press releasewith details can be found here: Juniper Networks IntroducesOpenContrail: An Open Source Solution to Foster Innovation andAdoption of Software-Defined Networking.
Customer Support Quotes:
"Cyberport is a leading information and communications technology hubin the Asia-Pacific region. As we evolve into offering cloudservices, we evaluated Juniper Contrail and are impressed with itsability to provide a secure multi-tenant cloud architectureleveraging OpenStack, our orchestration platform. Since Contrail isbased on proven networking standards and protocols, we expect it willprovide seamless integration with our existing network." - Dr. DavidChung, chief technology officer, Cyberport, Hong Kong
"ISPrime is a leading hosting provider, and we pride ourselves on theperformance and availability of all our systems, including thenetwork. When we were evaluating a virtual networking solution toenable our new cloud services, we required a level of performance andagility that was not available with traditional solutions. We foundthat Juniper Network Contrail delivers the advanced networkingcapabilities we require, while working together with our existing MXSeries platforms to offer rich networking capabilities that span boththe physical and virtual network." - Phil Rosenthal, chieftechnology officer, ISPRIME
"We have been using Juniper Networks Contrail solution for severalmonths now, and have been impressed with its ability to speed serviceintroduction by automating the provisioning of virtual networks, andenable new types of services by orchestrating network connectivityacross public, private and hybrid clouds. Contrail was also able tointegrate seamlessly with our existing homemade orchestrationsystem." - Mathieu Paonessa, network architect, Jaguar Network
"As SunGard continues to expand our cloud service portfolio, it isimportant for us to ensure that our cloud network is flexible,scalable and dynamic -- and SDN technologies like Juniper NetworksContrail solution can bring this agility to the network. Juniper'sContrail SDN controller is unique because it brings advanced layer 3IP/MPLS routing capabilities into the hypervisor, while integrationwith orchestration platforms like CloudStack makes it simple tomanage. This enables us to extend our existing network into thevirtual word without the need to train server staff in routingprotocols." - Nik Weidenbacher, principal engineer, SunGardAvailability Services
"By combining Cedexis Radar and Juniper Networks Contrail, we willdeliver on the SDN vision of web and mobile experiences that areuniquely optimized for actual end users. The ability to use real-timebig data sets, such as Cedexis Radar real end-user telemetry to shapeand control Contrail SDN-enabled networks, will provide performancebenefits for end users along with control, differentiation and costsbenefits for enterprises." - Marty Kagan, chief executive officer,Cedexis, Inc.
"By integrating Check Point's security services with Juniper NetworksContrail, our customers will have a more simplified solution thatoffers greater choice and flexibility in building highly secure andagile virtual networks. Check Point believes the time is right tomove SDN toward widespread adoption and looks forward toparticipating in Juniper Networks' SDN Technology Partner Program.Contrail's service chaining capabilities allows our customers toautomate service insertion in virtual networks to address theincreasing demand for this important need." - Alon Kantor, vicepresident of business development, Check Point Software Technologies
"A leading provider of solutions that are powering the Cloud Era,Citrix has a proven track record of helping its customers build someof the world's largest and most successful public and private clouds.The integration of two open-source based technologies, JuniperContrail with Citrix CloudPlatform addresses customer demand forchoice and flexibility. Juniper Networks and Citrix are providing ourjoint customers with an agile and open platform for building anddelivering powerful cloud services on existing physical and emergingsoftware defined networks." - Sameer Dholakia, group vice presidentand general manager, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix
"With Contrail, Cloudscaling is able to provide a turnkey, openarchitecture, elastic cloud infrastructure solution that it highlyinteroperable with both existing data center environments and elasticpublic clouds. The Contrail SDN Controller is the foundation for theOpen Cloud System's Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networkingcapability, enabling provisioning of virtual networks on demand withfull control of the network fabric." - Azmir Mohamed, vice presidentof product management, Cloudscaling
"The integration of Dorado's Redcell products with Juniper NetworksContrail helps us support service providers to recognize immediatebenefits from their Network Function Virtualization (NFV) initiativesby providing a predictable path to operationalizing industry-leadingSDN solutions, like Contrail." - Chris Simon, director of serviceprovider business unit, Dorado Software
"Flash Networks' Harmony solutions support deployments in avirtualized network environment, enabling mobile operators toaccelerate, optimize, and monetize their data traffic with increasednetwork flexibility and scalability at a lower total cost ofownership. Flash Networks is committed to delivering the bestpossible performance to our customers, and Juniper's Contrailpioneering open standards-based IP solution for network as a service(NaaS) will allow us to deliver Harmony on mobile operators'cloud-based networks, even more efficiently and cost effectively." -Liam Galin, president and chief executive officer, Flash Networks
"As a spinoff from the University of Pennsylvania, Gencore is pleasedto engage Juniper Networks, and develop our SDN solutions on theJuniper software platforms. Contrail is a proven SDN architecturethat enables us to rapidly deploy next-generation software-basednetwork functions and analytics services on our Gencore Scalanyticsplatform. The combined use of Scalanytics and Contrail allows formore agile network infrastructures, applications, and services thatreact quickly to reconfigure themselves dynamically." - Dr. BoonThau Loo, co-founder of Gencore Systems and Associate Professor inthe Computer and Information Science department at the University ofPennsylvania
"Gigamon is pleased to join the Juniper Networks SDN TechnologyPartner Program. Gigamon is committed to providing pervasivevisibility into all networks and topologies including SDNarchitectures like that provided by Juniper's Contrail platform. Weanticipate that operators will see greater provisioning ease andautomation using Contrail's service chaining workflow in conjunctionwith Gigamon's Visibility Fabric, which provides the additionalintelligence and packet modification required to send the right datato the right tools. Our joint customers can look forward to greatervalue through this partnership to maintain traffic visibility as theyevolve their networks from physical to virtual and SDN models." -Peter Finter, chief marketing officer, Gigamon
"As the industry evolves towards software-defined networks, the needfor streaming analytics will become much more critical. Essentiallyserving as the brains behind the network, analytics can help serviceproviders dynamically provision networks, utilize resources moreefficiently and realize immediate business value, We are excited topartner with Juniper to help communication service providers realizethe full potential of intelligent data driven networks as theytransition to SDN." - Roy Singh, chief technology officer, Guavus
"Cloud Computing is spurring innovation and changing the way we thinkabout technology. At IBM we believe open source and open standardsare essential for even greater levels of innovation, which is why weare excited to partner with Juniper Networks on an open solution thatwill provide our mutual customers with the ability to deploy andmanage highly scalable cloud infrastructures through the seamlessintegration of IBM's SmartCloud Orchestrator and Juniper's ContrailSDN controller. Both companies' commitment to open source cloudtechnologies provides our customers with choice and a platform formanaging heterogeneous environments." - Angel Diaz, vice president,Software Standards and Cloud Labs, IBM
"As Juniper Networks' first Australian cloud specialist partner, ICTNetworks is committed to working together with Juniper to help ourcustomers evolve toward SDN and cloud orchestration platforms. Ourinvestment in building a Juniper Networks Contrail lab and ensuringour technical staff are trained using the Partner Advantage Cloudspecialization to design, install and support the Contrail solutionwill assist us as we guide our customers in their journey towardrobust SDN and cloud deployments." - Robert Kingma, chief executiveofficer, ICT Networks
"Integrating ISC8's cybersecurity products into Contrail will helpservice providers dramatically speed up the deployment of virtualizednetworks and customized security services while also ensuring thatthose deployments are secure against the most advanced andsophisticated threats. As a Juniper Networks SDN Technology Partner,we look forward to helping customers keep their valuable networkinvestments one step ahead of the always evolving security threatlandscape." - Bill Joll, president and chief executive officer, ISC8,Inc
"Juniper's vision for SDN through the Contrail family embraces openstandards-based IP solutions. We are looking forward to working withJuniper to expand options for our clients as they move to the open,cloud and virtualized network environments and to keep those clientsin a state of continuous cyber situational awareness through the useof IPsonar ESI." - Matt Webster, chief technology officer, Lumeta
"The integration of Juniper Network Contrail with Mirantis' Fuelhelps customers build SDN-enabled OpenStack clouds easily and safely.As the leading OpenStack company we've seen our customers achievehuge improvements in the speed, flexibility and utilization of theirIT infrastructure. Juniper's SDN solution, integrated with Fuel andOpenStack brings our customers one step closer to the fully automateddata center running on open source technology." - Adrian Ionel,chief executive officer, Mirantis
"We are pleased to continue to strengthen our relationship withJuniper Networks, and the value we provide to customers, as one ofthe select resellers to achieve the Cloud specialization within thePartner Advantage program. We believe our training and readiness onSDN and orchestration based on Juniper Networks Contrail solutionwill help us serve our service provider and enterprise customer baseand build on the success that led to NERA Telecommunications winningJuniper's 2012 Service Provider Partner of the Year in Asia-Pacific."
- Samuel Ang, chief executive officer, NERA Telecommunications
"Nissho has been one of the leading resellers and systems integratorsof Juniper Networks solutions since 1998. Now with our new CloudSpecialization, we are pleased to be one of the select systemsintegrators authorized to help our customers adopt Juniper's cloud,virtualization, SDN and Orchestration technologies. Our technicalstaff has been fully trained on the Juniper Contrail, we have built aContrail lab within our organization and we are actively engaged withsome of our customers who are looking to move forward with productiondeployments in Japan." - Toshi Kibe, director & managing executiveofficer, GM Marketing Division, Nissho Electronics
"Organizations continue to make strategic decisions to adopt an openhybrid cloud because they want choice in vendors and the ability toleverage their existing infrastructure investments. Juniper's SDNTechnology Partner Program embraces open environments and we arelooking forward to working with Juniper to expand options fororganizations moving to the cloud through the Red Hat OpenStackecosystem and with Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure." - RadheshBalakrishnan, general manager, virtualization, Red Hat
"As enterprises look to move beyond SDN to implement SDDCs, RiverbedStingray is well positioned to support large-scale automated ADCdeployments in an as-a-service model with the recently releasedStingray Services Controller. ADCs have to be cloud-aware, as dynamicas the application itself, and able to fit into changingenvironments. Riverbed offers the ideal ADC solutions to supportSDDCs and accelerate multi-tier applications quickly andcost-efficiently across any private, public, and hybrid cloudenvironment. Through the Juniper Networks SDN Technology Partnerprogram, Riverbed and Juniper will work to mitigate the complexitiesassociated with application delivery." - Jeff Pancottine, seniorvice president and general manager of Stingray, RiverBed
"Our involvement in Juniper's SDN Technology Partner Program providesfurther evidence of Sandvine's commitment to SDN and policyinnovation. As the only policy vendor with an announced SDN & NetworkFunctions Virtualization [NFV] strategy for its platform, Sandvinehas foreseen the need for application- and subscriber-aware featuresets in a Software Defined Network, including Network ServicesChaining. We see SDN as a means of continuing our innovationleadership into the next realm of policy control: virtualization." -Don Bowman, chief technology officer, Sandvine
"In working with the Juniper Networks Contrail solution, we address aprimary concern of any customer considering the move to a SDN orNetwork as a Service deployment -- how to leverage a SDN withoutlosing real-time visibility of how things perform -- which is thefirst step in quickly identifying and rectifying network servicedisruption." Murray continued, "SevOne wants to work with networkvendors that demonstrate thought leadership and a desire to supportmulti-vendor networks. Juniper Networks is a perfect fit." - CaseyMurray, vice president of global strategic alliances, SevOne
"As enterprises and service providers begin the transition tovirtualized network infrastructure, Juniper's Contrail controllerwill greatly simplify insertion and service chaining for solutionslike Silver Peak virtual data acceleration. As the leader invirtualized network services, Silver Peak is excited to join JuniperNetworks SDN Technology Development Partner Program with a focus onreduced cost and faster time to deployment for our mutual customers."
- Marc Trimuschat, vice president of alliances for Silver Peak
"Sonus Networks is an early partner of Juniper as we are workingtogether on network function virtualization. The introduction ofContrail, an open SDN controller simplifies networking in thevirtualization world and we believe is the next step in increasingthe service provider's ability to monetize service delivery. This isillustrated by the Contrail product which we anticipate will providecustomers with greater agility in deploying Sonus Networks'award-winning SBC as a virtualized network service." - DavidTipping, Vice President and General Manager, Sonus SBC Business
"Our partnership with Juniper Networks around Contrail supports ourcommitment to providing agile and efficient Websense(R) TRITON(R)security to protect organizations from the latest advanced threatsand data theft," said Russ Dietz, Websense CTO. "Contrail's automatedand scale-out service chaining feature will assist joint customerswhen deploying Websense TRITON in virtualized software definednetworks while reducing operational costs." - Russ Dietz, chieftechnology officer, Websense
"Becoming a Juniper Networks' Partner Advantage Cloud partner meansXantaro can design and support unique cloud-based solutions to helpmeet our customers' expectations and remain competitive in a rapidlychanging market environment. Leveraging Juniper Networks Contrail SDNsolution also means we can bring innovative solutions to helpcustomers grow their business through new revenue opportunities." -Gerold Arheilger, chief technology officer, Xantaro Group
"SDN has tremendous promise to drive agility, fuel innovation, andreduce costs for both enterprise and service providers. Customers areexcited by this potential, but until now, SDN has been a lot of hypeand not much reality. That changes today with the release of JuniperNetworks Contrail and OpenContrail. Together with our broad partnerecosystem, Juniper has not only delivered on our SDN strategy, but weare providing customers with a solution that meets their businessneeds and eliminates the barriers that have stifled networkinnovation." - Bob Muglia, executive vice president, SoftwareSolutions Division, Juniper Networks
--Juniper Networks Contrail homepage
--Juniper Networks SDN homepage
--More information on OpenContrail
--More information on Juniper Technology Partner Program
--More information on Juniper Partner Advantage Cloud Program
--More information on IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator
--Technical data sheet on Juniper Networks Contrail
--Bob Muglia: Juniper Ships Open, Simple, Agile Conrail Controller
--Ankur Singla: Why Open Source?
--Aruna Ravichandran: The Open Cloud Network Journey begins today
with Juniper Contrail
--Decoding Software-Defined Networking by Bob Muglia
--Videos: Juniper Networks Unveils its SDN Strategy
--Juniper Contrail Customer Case Studies
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