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Juniper Networks and Mirantis Expand Partnership with Proven Software-Defined Networking Solution to Build OpenStack Clouds at Scale

March 18, 2015

By Sarah Bennett

Mirantis OpenStack integrated with Juniper Contrail Networking to unlock performance, automation and scalability in OpenStack clouds

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 19, 2015 – Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, and Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced an expanded engineering partnership that provides customers with a reliable, open-source software-defined networking (SDN) fabric to deploy OpenStack clouds at scale. Mirantis OpenStack, an OpenStack distribution that is easy to install and operate at scale, will now support and interoperate with Juniper Contrail™ Networking, a standards based SDN solution for enterprise and service provider customers. Mirantis OpenStack also supports and interoperates with OpenContrail, an open source SDN solution.

According to a recent report by 451 Research, the OpenStack market size is estimated to reach $1.7 billion by 2016. Enterprises and service providers are increasingly looking to open-source software for its increased flexibility, cost savings, no vendor lock-in and the ability to customize integration with other infrastructure and applications.[1]

 Juniper and Mirantis have published areference architecture for deploying and managing Juniper Contrail Networking with Mirantis OpenStack so that customers can easily scale OpenStack clouds without relying on complex, expensive and vendor-proprietary networking and management software. The Juniper and Mirantis joint deployments deliver impressive scale with regards to the number of cloud server nodes.

The reference architecture is validated for Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 (based on OpenStack Juno), with Juniper Contrail Networking. Mirantis and Juniper plan to release a Fuel plugin in 2Q 2015 to further automate and simplify deploying and managing large-scale OpenStack clouds.

“Mirantis is the go-to vendor for building an OpenStack cloud. Integration of Mirantis OpenStack with Juniper Contrail Networking gives the enterprise-grade support that customers expect for large-scale open-source cloud deployments,” said Ankur Singla, corporate vice president and general manager, Cloud Software at Juniper Networks. “By providing developers, partners and customers a proven, open-source reference architecture, together Mirantis and Juniper will help accelerate adoption, foster new innovation and help customers realize the benefits of SDN more quickly.”

“Real-life customer installations demonstrate that Juniper Contrail Networking works at scale for OpenStack,” said Jason Venner, Mirantis, chief architect and OpenContrail Advisory Board member. “By leveraging Juniper Contrail Networking with Mirantis OpenStack, companies can reliably operate large production OpenStack clouds with software-defined networking, improving data center performance, automation and scalability. Plus, its open source and proven open-standard protocols offer customers future-proofing and investment protection in how they architect their cloud.”

To learn more about using Juniper Contrail Networking with Mirantis OpenStack, register for “Integrating Mirantis OpenStack with Juniper Contrail Networking,” a joint webcast on March 19 at 10 a.m. PT, or visit:

About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) delivers innovation across routing, switching and security. From the network core down to consumer devices, Juniper Networks’ innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks ( or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.

About Mirantis
Mirantis is the pure-play OpenStack company. Mirantis delivers all the software, services, training and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, Mirantis has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, Expedia, Workday, NASA, Samsung and Symantec.

Mirantis is venture-backed by Insight Venture Partners, August Capital, Ericsson, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Mountain View, California. Follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.

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Mirantis Media Contact:
Sarah Bennett
PR Manager, Mirantis

Juniper Media Contact:
Darlene Gannon
Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications, Juniper Networks

[1]451 Research: OpenStack Pulse 2014 Report 

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About Mirantis

Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds, increasing developer productivity by removing the stress of managing infrastructure. The company combines automation and cloud native expertise to provide a ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments. Mirantis delivers a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with one cohesive cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source.

Mirantis serves many of the world’s leading enterprises, including Adobe, DocuSign, Inmarsat, PayPal, Reliance Jio, Societe Generale, Splunk, and S&P Global.