The Juniper Networks and Canonical partnership began with Juniper and the OpenContrail project, participating in Canonical’s OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL), an integration lab in which Canonical tests its cloud partners’ products in Ubuntu OpenStack configurations. Juniper and Canonical jointly oversee the automated testing of Ubuntu OpenStack with Juniper Networks® Contrail Networking, developed in the open-source OpenContrail codebase. The addition of the carrier-grade SDN solution leverages OIL to ensure that the solution meets the demanding needs of IT operators on multivendor hardware in a plethora of configurations.

Juniper and Canonical collaborate and coordinate product engineering and upstream contributions to continue to expand an open and functioning OpenStack ecosystem for enterprises and service providers to deliver cloud and NFV solutions. As partners, Juniper and Canonical also work with customers to incorporate service provider requirements into OpenStack, NFV, and SDN open-source projects.

Wingu is a key African public cloud service provider that is launching commercial Infrastructure-as-a-Service services later this year to address the challenges that businesses face when deploying applications and workloads in the cloud. With XON as its strategic investor and Juniper Networks as a valued partner, the Wingu platform will be used to develop advanced SDN and NFV solutions. This latest technology integration between Canonical and Juniper provides a stable, scalable and agile platform for Wingu to deliver cloud services, allowing them to leverage the best open source and commercial platforms and expertise.

Thomas Lee, general manager, Cloud Services at XON Systems

OpenStack networking is a critical issue for large enterprises and service providers to solve, particularly in higher-level areas such as network functions virtualization (NFV), agility and automation. Joint support from Canonical and Juniper and both companies’ participation in the OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL) helps to meet the performance, scale, reliability and security needs of carrier-grade customers.

Jay Lyman, research manager, 451 Research

Juniper and Canonical are leading the OpenStack innovation agenda by jointly developing a virtualization solution that will help service providers accelerate cloud deployments for greater agility. Juniper’s Contrail addresses the carrier-class issues of virtualized environments and accelerates elastic service delivery across multi-tenant, hybrid cloud OpenStack deployments across a multi-vendor ecosystem. By combining Juniper’s open network solutions and leadership in the telecommunications industry with Canonical’s leadership in OpenStack and scale-out open source, we will jointly be able to deliver cloud solutions that enable carriers to meet their network modernization challenges.

John Zannos, vice president, cloud channels and alliances, Canonical

Juniper Networks firmly believes that open source and open standards will continue to drive greater levels of innovation and is pleased to partner with Canonical to help drive faster adoption of the cloud for telecommunication organizations. Our jointly developed converged Ubuntu and Juniper OpenStack solution will help deliver greater performance, scalability and reliability at lower costs.

Ankur Singla, corporate vice president and general manager, cloud software, Juniper Networks

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