Juniper Networks reinforces longstanding commitment to open source
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.