October 12, 2018

Juniper, Nutanix partner for hyperconverged infrastructure deal

The acquisition seeks to give enterprises a ‘single pane of glass’ view into all of their network, compute, and storage assets.

hyperconverged infrastructure

Juniper Networks have entered into a hyperconverged infrastructure deal with Nutanix to integrate their Contrail multi-cloud networking solution into the latter’s IT architecture. As per the terms of the deal, Juniper will integrate Nutanix APIs into its Contrail multi-cloud to give enterprises a ‘single pane of glass’ view into their network, compute, and storage assets.

According to Juniper, the Contrail multi-cloud controller is a software-defined networking technology that can orchestrate the creation of virtual networks with high scalability. They also say that this solution can be deployed across public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments to automate network function virtualization with service chaining.

By partnering with Nutanix, Juniper say that they will be simplifying multi-cloud deployment for customers as well as integrating their cyber security platform. They say that with this integration, Juniper will secure applications with micro-segmentation in the enterprise cloud to prevent cyber threats.

Speaking about the alliance, Bikash Koley, EVP and CTO of Juniper, commented:

Contrail now becomes the networking solution that integrates with the Nutanix hypervisor. This is a very tight integration. The consumer doesn’t see it as two different products.

Juniper believe that alliances are key to growth and earlier this year, they partnered with Red Hat to integrate its Contrail multi-cloud platform with Red Hat’s OpenStack Platform and OpenShift Container Platform. They added that the intent behind this move was to make it easier for enterprises to adopt cloud-native platforms.

In addition to this, Juniper revealed that they are also working closely with Red Hat on the new Contrail Edge Cloud that brings cloud capabilities and virtualization to the network edge. They believe that Red Hat’s OpenStack platform has the potential to provide the required distributed computing prowess for Contrail Edge Cloud.

Industry patrons opine that Juniper’s alliances to boost their cloud networks for partners will benefit all the stakeholders in the eco-system. It will be interesting to see how Juniper takes this partnership ahead, following the launch of Contrail Edge last month.