Juniper Details SDN Controller Plans
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The new JunosV Contrail controller builds on technology that Juniper gained when it acquired Contrail at the end of 2012 for $176 million.
"This is the lynchpin technology. This is what takes SDN from being an isolated item and really brings the network into the cloud age," Brad Brooks, VP of marketing and business strategy in the software solutions division of Juniper Networks, told Enterprise Networking Planet.
Juniper is taking an overlay approach to enable its SDN controller. By using an overlay, the controller can enable SDN on existing networks that don't necessarily already have OpenFlow support.