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Juniper, Mirantis Expand SDN Partnership

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, and Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced an expanded engineering partnership that provides customers with a reliable, open-source software-defined networking (SDN) fabric to deploy OpenStack clouds at scale. Mirantis OpenStack, an OpenStack distribution that is easy to install and operate at scale, will now support and interoperate with Juniper Contrail Networking, a standards based SDN solution for enterprise and service provider customers. Mirantis OpenStack also supports and interoperates with OpenContrail, an open source SDN solution.

According to a recent report by 451 Research, the OpenStack market size is estimated to reach $1.7 billion by 2016. Enterprises and service providers are increasingly looking to open-source software for its increased flexibility, cost savings, no vendor lock-in and the ability to customize integration with other infrastructure and applications.

Juniper and Mirantis have published a reference architecture for deploying and managing Juniper Contrail Networking with Mirantis OpenStack so that customers can easily scale OpenStack clouds without relying on complex, expensive and vendor-proprietary networking and management software. The Juniper and Mirantis joint deployments deliver impressive scale with regards to the number of cloud server nodes.

The reference architecture is validated for Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 (based on OpenStack Juno), with Juniper Contrail Networking. Mirantis and Juniper plan to release a Fuel plugin in 2Q 2015 to further automate and simplify deploying and managing large-scale OpenStack clouds.

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR)

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