Juniper Networks Contrail Networking is a simple, open, and agile SDN solution that automates and orchestrates the creation of highly scalable virtual networks. These virtual networks let you harness the power of the cloud — for new services, increased business agility, and revenue growth. Creates virtual networks that integrate seamlessly with existing physical networks, and that are easy to manage and orchestrate. Avoids expensive vendor lock-in with an open architecture that interoperate with a wide range of hypervisors, orchestration systems, and physical networks. Speeds time to market for new services by automating the creation of virtual networks that interconnect private, hybrid, and public clouds. Simple policy control for inserting and chaining virtual network functions speeds time to market for services and improves business agility and predictability. The Juniper Networks NFV solution enables you to lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) through automation while improving visibility and simplifying your operations.
Future-proof for the cloud era with the open SDN solution for cloud and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) that improves business agility with predictable security, high availability, high performance, automation, and elasticity. Service providers can use Juniper Networks Contrail Networking to enable a range of innovative new services, including cloud-based offerings and virtualized managed services. The traditional way of implementing networks and services in hardware makes them static, rigid, manual, and unable to respond as application requirements rapidly change. For enterprises, Juniper Networks Contrail Networking can increase business agility by enabling the migration of applications and IT resources to more flexible private or hybrid cloud environments. Juniper Networks professional services offer a JumpStart service to help with the initial implementation and configuration of Juniper Networks Contrail Networking. Juniper Networks commitment to an open-platform, DevOps approach helps you stay flexible and minimizes risks by avoiding vendor lock-in.
Juniper Networks Contrail Networking — Network Functions Virtualization
Foremost among challenges is a rigid service delivery infrastructure and operating costs that seldom align with revenue. Compounding those problems, network operations are increasingly complex and expensive to maintain, driving up TCO. Juniper Networks Contrail Networking solves these problems with a carrier-grade NFV solution that combines a turnkey software cloud management system and a supporting reference architecture based on virtualization and programmability. Juniper Networks NFV is a programmable cloud reference architecture that leverages Juniper Networks Contrail for a turnkey management and orchestration platform. Enhancing the Juniper Networks Contrail Networking NFV solution with innovative management software and accelerate deployment with Juniper Networks Services. The result is a suite of NFV capabilities that intelligently orchestrates and automates the provisioning and operation of network functions, both virtualized and physical.
Organizations are moving to the cloud but the wide adoption of cloud — as well as mobile, M2M and big data applications — is having profound impacts on IT infrastructures. The traditional way of implementing networks and services in hardware makes them static, rigid, manual, and unable to respond as application requirements rapidly change. Juniper Networks NFV is a programmable cloud reference architecture that leverages Contrail for a turnkey management and orchestration platform. To pull off this transition with a minimum of disruption, organizations want to architect their networks to meet the connectivity and service requirements of these increasingly dynamic applications. They need to be policy-driven, programmable, scalable and automated to connect ideas to opportunities. From network virtualization to integrated cloud management, Contrail delivers freedom of choice, intelligent automation, and always—on reliability for cloud, software-defined WAN, and Network Functions Virtualization environments.
Architecture And Key Components
Contrail Networking management Web GUI and plug-ins integrate with orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes, OpenShift, Mesos, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and with service provider operations support systems/business support systems (OSS/BSS). Many of these integrations are built, certified, and tested with technology alliances like Red Hat, Mirantis, Canonical, NEC, and more. Contrail Networking sits under such orchestration systems and integrates northbound via published REST APIs. It can be automatically driven through the APIs and integrations, or managed directly using the Web GUI. Contrail Networking control and management systems, commonly called the controller, have several functions. Configuration Nodes: This function accepts requests from the API to provision workflows like adding new virtual networks, new endpoints, and much more. It converts these abstract high-level requests, with optional detail, into low-level directions that map to the internal data model.
Juniper Networks Contrail Networking