Ju­niper Net­works reinforces long­stand­ing com­mit­ment to open source

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Dur­ing the re­cently or­gan­ised an­nual NXTWORK user con­fer­ence, Ju­niper Net­works an­nounced its in­tent to move the code base of OpenCon­trail, an open source net­work vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion platform for the cloud, to the Linux Foun­da­tion. OpenCon­trail is a scal­able, net­work vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion con­trol plane. It pro­vides both fea­turerich soft­ware-de­fined net­work­ing (SDN) and strong se­cu­rity.

Ju­niper first open sourced its Con­trail prod­ucts in 2013, and built a vi­brant user and de­vel­oper com­mu­nity around this pro­ject. In early 2017, ex­panded the pro­ject’s gov­er­nance, cre­at­ing an even more open, com­mu­nity-led ef­fort to strengthen the pro­ject for its next growth phase.

Adding its code base to the Linux Foun­da­tion’s net­work­ing projects will fur­ther Ju­niper’s ob­jec­tive to grow the use of open source plat­forms in cloud ecosys­tems. OpenCon­trail has been de­ployed by var­i­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing cloud providers, tele­com op­er­a­tors and en­ter­prises, to sim­plify op­er­a­tional com­plex­i­ties and au­to­mate work­load man­age­ment across di­verse cloud en­vi­ron­ments, in­clud­ing multi-clouds.

Ar­pit Jo­shipura, vice pres­i­dent of net­work­ing and or­ches­tra­tion at the Linux Foun­da­tion said, “We are ex­cited at the prospect of our grow­ing global com­mu­nity be­ing able to broadly adopt, man­age and in­te­grate OpenCon­trail’s code base to man­age and se­cure di­verse cloud en­vi­ron­ments. Hav­ing this addition to our open source projects will be in­stru­men­tal in achiev­ing the level of tech­nol­ogy ad­vance­ments our com­mu­nity has be­come known for.”

Once the Linux Foun­da­tion takes over the gov­er­nance of OpenCon­trail’s code base, Ju­niper’s mis­sion to en­sure the pro­ject truly re­mains com­mu­nity-led will be ful­filled. As a re­sult, this will ac­cel­er­ate pi­o­neer­ing advances and com­mu­nity adop­tion, as well as en­able eas­ier and se­cure mi­gra­tion to multi-cloud en­vi­ron­ments.

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