Juniper fast tracks Contrail SDN controller release

Will be available roughly nine months ahead of schedule. Looking to accelerate its push into the burgeoning software-defined networking (SDN) space, Juniper Networks Monday announced the availability of its long-touted Contrail SDN controller, roughly nine months ahead of schedule. The controller, which is open standards-based and aimed specifically at virtualised- or software-defined networks, is currently ...

Software is important to networking, and Juniper is on it

SUMMARY:As more data centers become virtualized, networks aren’t keeping up with compute and storage, preventing easy scalability. Juniper wants to help solve the problem with software, while keeping its hardware relevant. As software-defined networking (SDN) startups such as Big Switch and Embrane make headway and headlines, Juniper and other big network gear vendors have been ...

Juniper: simplifying datacentre opps

Automating network management. Juniper Networks updated its EX and QFX Series switches, along with its Junos operating system, to include new capabilities for simplifying data center operations and automating network management. Among these updates, Juniper said, is the integration of Puppet Labs’ automation software into its own Junos OS, an enhancement Juniper said will allow ...

New core router to boost revenue: Cisco

Can handle 10x data. Cisco predicts that a new product it unveiled on Wednesday will increase its cumulative revenue from core routers, which direct Internet data traffic, by 25 percent – to $US10 billion – within the next two years. The leading network equipment maker expects to cash in on ever increasing demand for Internet ...

Now testing its SDN controller, Juniper hones in on release later this year

photo: Albert Chau SUMMARY:Shooting for general release later this year, Juniper is testing its JunosV Contrail controller in a long-term strategy shift that aims to keep its hardware relevant and enables programmability. Following Juniper Networks’ acquisition of software-defined networking (SDN) startup Contrail, the company’s new JunosV Contrail controller for software-defined networking is now being deployed in beta tests ...

Intel’s switching dreams will be Cisco’s and Juniper’s nightmare

This was posted originally on Gigaom SUMMARY:Intel has big plans in the networking –plans that will upset the status quo from merchant silicon vendors like Broadcom to box makers like Cisco and Juniper who are dependent on custom ASICs. Intel may be struggling on the PC side of its business, but the chip giant is making ...