Juniper networks introduces controller technology and new capabilities for software-defined networks

JunosV Contrail Family of Products in Trials With Fortune 500 Multinationals Including Service Provider and Enterprise Customers.

 SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today introduced JunosV Contrail, a family of products which includes the JunosV Contrail Controller, an open, standards-based controller for software-defined networks (SDN). JunosV Contrail, now in trials with Fortune 500 global service provider and enterprise customers, will reduce the time, cost and risk for customers to deliver new network and security services.

Cloud IT systems are helping companies respond quickly to increasingly uncertain and fast changing market conditions. Today, companies are able to deploy new applications and services within seconds. However, making the corresponding changes to the complex network infrastructure can take days and must be done manually. With Juniper Networks® JunosV Contrail family of products, the network is no longer a roadblock to speed, scale and agility -- instead, it delivers an unparalleled ability to adapt to changing business needs.

Built on intellectual property from Juniper's recent acquisition of Contrail Systems, JunosV Contrail family of products will deliver a virtual network solution that easily integrates into existing data centers to centralize control across different client IT architectures and multiple cloud platforms. The solution virtualizes the network to enable seamless automation and orchestration among private and public cloud environments, elastic management of IP-based network and security services, and a "Big Data for Infrastructure" offering for enhanced analytics, diagnostics and reporting.

Customers want choice, experience and simplicity when planning and migrating to cloud networks. Today, Juniper Networks announces it is working with industry leaders such as, Citrix, Cloudscaling, Mirantis and Red Hat. With this collaboration, customers will have access to complete cloud-based solutions based on OpenStack or CloudStack and built on open standards, virtualization protocols and management of compute, storage and, for the first time networking capabilities to take private and public clouds to new levels of performance.