Juniper Networks introduced Contrail Cloud, a new OpenStack-based software platform for cloud resource orchestration and lifecycle management that brings together compute, network, storage and virtualization.
Contrail Cloud works with Contrail Networking, formerly known as Juniper Networks Contrail SDN Controller, to provide the foundation, framework and ecosystem that enables the delivery of a turnkey NFV solution. It delivers virtual network functions (VNFs) such as Juniper Networks Firefly Perimeter, a fully virtualized security solution that includes firewall, antivirus, antispam and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS).
Juniper’s Contrail Cloud is supported by a broad set of technology partners, including Amdocs, Akamai and Canonical.
Juniper is also introducing new Junos DevOps capabilities for all of its routing platforms.
The new Junos Continuity is a feature enhancement designed to allow new hardware features or upgrades to be inserted without having to update the OS version, avoiding costly qualification testing. It will launch in Q1 2015.