Mirantis, one of the movers and shakers on the OpenStack scene, and Juniper Networks have announced an expanded engineering partnership focused on an open-source software-defined networking (SDN) fabric to deploy OpenStack clouds at scale. Mirantis' OpenStack distribution will now support and interoperate with Juniper Contrail Networking, an SDN solution for enterprise and service provider customers. Mirantis OpenStack also supports and interoperates with OpenContrail, an open source SDN solution.
Notably, this news immediately follows the announcement that Juniper Networks and Canonical have expanded their existing partnership and will oversee co-development of a carrier-grade, OpenStack software solution as part of Contrail Cloud. Juniper is quietly stringing together a formidable OpenStack-centric strategy.