UnitedStack Joins Juniper Networks SDN Cloud Orchestration Partner Program

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, UnitedStack, a leading OpenStack product and solution provider, announced it will deliver an OpenStack-based Cloud operating system (OS) distribution that is integrated with Juniper Networks® Contrail, a standards-based, highly scalable network virtualization and intelligence solution for Software-Defined Networks (SDN). UnitedStack will also develop and contribute to OpenContrail, Juniper's open source software platform that provides access to all aspects of the Contrail source code, offering easy integration, a stable platform, production-ready codebase and compatibility with OpenStack.

As a Juniper Networks SDN Cloud Orchestration partner, UnitedStack will integrate OpenContrail into UnitedStack OS (UOS), focusing on simplifying OpenStack cloud deployment and management, enabling network virtualization and intelligence that is integrated seamlessly cloud environments. The integration will provide customers an agile and open platform for building and delivering powerful cloud services on existing physical and emerging software defined networks.

"Juniper Networks is committed to open source software and we're pleased to work with UnitedStack, a leading OpenStack solution provider in the Asia Pacific region," said by Ankur Singla, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platforms, Software Solutions Division, Juniper Networks. "Working together, we will help service provider and enterprise customers more efficiently develop and build open sourced private, public and hybrid clouds which will increase application deployment agility."

"Software-defined networking is highly desirable for a scalable, highly agile cloud computing platform," said Hui Cheng, CEO of UnitedStack. "UnitedStack believes OpenContrail is a valuable option for to the OpenStack community as we believe it will not only help customers to build SDN-enabled OpenStack clouds easily and safely but also facilitate OpenStack development and improvement. We are pleased to work with Juniper Networks to promote the development of OpenContrail through our community-led development approach."

The OpenStack cloud computing platform has made great progress in the last two years. An increasing number of enterprises and developers are joining the OpenStack community. The technology and user base are maturing as vendors provide OpenStack-related products and services. Havana, the latest OpenStack release milestone, like previous releases, incorporates various new features in the three major components: compute, storage and network. UnitedStack has a proven track record of helping enterprises run their own OpenStack-powered clouds via leveraging the innovative open source development of OpenStack. UnitedStack uses 100% community OpenStack open source code, and is active in upstream development contributions.

OpenContrail is a network virtualization and intelligence solution comprised of all the components needed to create a virtual overlay network: SDN controller, vRouter, and analytics engine. Contrail has proven a simple way to connect physical networks with a virtual environment and provision underlying services, reducing the time, cost and risk for customers when configuring the network.

About UnitedStack

UnitedStack Inc. is a leading OpenStack company, dedicated to delivering production-ready OpenStack products and solutions to enterprises and service providers. Our core product UnitedStack OS (UOS) is a turn-key OpenStack cloud OS for simplifying cloud deployment and management. For more information, please visit www.unitedstack.com.

SOURCE UnitedStack Inc