Cloudwatt Deploys OpenContrail for Massive Sovereign Cloud Orchestration
OpenContrail Enables Cloudwatt to Improve Network Efficiency, Rapidly
Innovate and Enhance Data Control
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/28/14 -- Juniper Networks
(NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today
announced that Cloudwatt, a new-generation European public cloud
provider, has deployed OpenContrail to improve network operation
efficiency and ensure data sovereignty and security for its
large-scale cloud deployment.
OpenContrail is an open source project initiated by Juniper Networks
in September 2013 to foster innovation in software-defined networking
(SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and to help drive
adoption of cloud computing.
As part of a company-wide mission to build a sovereign and secure
public cloud for its enterprise customers, Cloudwatt needed a
production-ready SDN solution that could seamlessly integrate with
its existing network infrastructure, be transparent to achieve
regulatory compliance, and meet the security and privacy requirements
of its customers.
Cloudwatt collaborated closely with OpenContrail engineers at Juniper
Networks over several months to complete the integration of
OpenContrail and Cloudwatt's cloud orchestration system. The
partnership resulted in the successful large-scale deployment of
Cloudwatt's production public cloud environment, which went into
production as planned on June 30, 2014.
Built upon open and proven protocols, OpenContrail
enables Cloudwatt to innovate, adopt and experiment with SDN
technology to maintain full control of customization and optimization
of its network infrastructure.
-- By leveraging OpenContrail, Cloudwatt is able to greatly expedite its
cloud deployment, simplify network operations, seamlessly connect
virtual and physical environments as well as scale out its cloud
-- OpenContrail's advanced operational tools such as introspect provide
rich analytics, real-time monitoring, diagnostics and troubleshooting,
enabling Cloudwatt to improve efficiencies and reduce OpEx.
-- Cloudwatt is one of the most active contributors to the OpenContrail
"The OpenContrail solution is simple yet powerful,
reflecting the strong cloud and networking genes of the founding
engineers at Juniper Networks and the open source community at large.
The choice of an open source SDN solution was essential for us from a
sovereignty perspective. By integrating OpenContrail with our choice
of cloud management platform, OpenStack, we can greatly simplify our
cloud network design and operations, seamlessly connect virtual and
physical environments and scale out our cloud without compromising
security and privacy. Ultimately, OpenContrail makes it possible for
us to enhance sovereignty, contain network operation cost and to
provide competitive pricing to our customers."
- Didier Renard,
president and CEO, Cloudwatt
"Juniper's heritage is built on a firm belief that open source and
open standards create a virtuous cycle of innovation and investment.
Our partnership with Cloudwatt and their commitment to the
OpenContrail community is a testament to the business opportunity
that can be achieved through an open approach to SDN combined with
co-creation between a vendor and an advanced customer. For Cloud
Builders, for whom the cloud is a key business enabler, Juniper
believes the path to the cloud should not be disruptive and we
provide the best network for that journey."
- Ankur Singla,
corporate vice president and general manager, cloud software, Juniper
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