Last week, Juniper Networks announced its Networks Services Activation Director, which provides a centralized and automated way for carriers to provision new customers. Brad Brooks, VP of Marketing and Business Strategy for the Software Solutions Division at Juniper, explained to Enterprise Networking Planet that the new system leverage an SDN approach to eliminate a lot of the manual configuration processes.
The vApp Engine is at the core of Juniper’s SDN implementation today and it relies on the open source Linux operating system, for now. Brooks said that the first instantiation of the vApp engine runs on Linux, though the plan is to eventually support other operating systems. Currently, Juniper relies on the CentOS distribution of Linux, which is a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.