Cloudscaling, the cloud infrastructure startup, has embraced Juniper Networks Inc.'s software-defined networking (SDN) platform as part of a new set of partnerships and fundraising announced Wednesday.
Cloudscaling also announced it is going to be using JunosV Contrail, Juniper's SDN controller technology, inside Open Cloud System (OCS), Cloudscaling's cloud infrastructure system.
Why this matters
Cloudscaling has always been focused on the enterprise -- CTO Randy Bias certainly thinks so, anyway -- but clouds based on its products could still provide a good showcase for what JunosV Contrail might do for service providers.
Contrail, the startup that Juniper acquired for SDN, is all about scale. The startup's focus was on building a control plane that could be distributed across very large networks, just as the function of routing is distributed.
- Juniper Intros SDN Controller
- Cloudscaling Teams With Juniper
- Contrail Sizes Up SDN (video)
- Juniper Cracking SDN Open
- Contrail Wants to Be an SDN 'Compiler'
— Craig Matsumoto, Managing Editor, Light Reading