Juniper Moves SDN-Based OpenContrail Project to The Linux Foundation

Juniper Networks today announced the codebase for OpenContrail, its open source network virtualization platform for the cloud, is moving to The Linux Foundation.

The company describes OpenContrail -- which was moved to open source in 2013 -- as a scalable network virtualization control plane that provides both feature-rich software-defined networking (SDN) and strong security.

[Click on image for larger view.] OpenContrail (source: Juniper Networks)

After recently expanding the project's governance by creating a community-led effort to help it grow, Juniper said it will continue that effort by putting under the direction of the foundation, which Juniper described as forming "the most ambitious and successful investment in the creation of shared technologies."

"Once The Linux Foundation takes over governance of OpenContrail's codebase, Juniper's mission to ensure the project truly remains community-led will be fulfilled," the company said in a statement today. Along with promoting growth of the project, Juniper said the move will quicken pioneering advancements in the space, spark more community adoption and ease secure migrations to multicloud environments.

According to its site, OpenContrail's features include: routing and switching; network services; load balancing; security and policies; performance and scale; gateway services; rich analytics; service chaining; high availability and upgrades; and APIs and orchestrations.

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