Juniper throws its hat into the open-source SDN ring

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Summary: Juniper announced the commercial availability of its Juniper Contrail SDN and its open-source counterpart. Project Daylight, its open-source SDN rival, would love to integrate it.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Networking | September 19, 2013 — 20:49 GMT (21:49 BST)

Software Defined Network (SDN) will revolutionize datacenter and cloud networking — if everyone can agree on how to deploy it. Alcatel-Lucent has Nuage; Cisco and a host of other companies have the open-source Project Daylight, amd now Juniper has its own take: Contrail and its open-source brother OpenContrail.

Contrail, and its open-source counterpart consist of two main components: the Contrail Controller and the Contrail vRouter.

The Contrail Controller is a logically centralized but physically distributed SDN controller that’s in charge of managing, controlling, and running analytics on the virtualized network. This exposes a set of Representational State Transfer (RESTful) application programming interfaces (APIs) to cloud orchestration tools…

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