Contrail Cloud Platform

Open, Intelligent and Reliable Cloud and NFV

Contrail Cloud Platform is a foundational element of Juniper's open cloud networking and NFV solutions. It combines the automation capabilities of Contrail Networking with Juniper’s OpenStack distribution, providing a turnkey cloud orchestration platform for creating, scaling, and seamlessly joining open, intelligent, and reliable OpenStack clouds through intelligent and secure networks.

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    Contrail Cloud Platform

    Overview

    Juniper Networks Contrail Cloud Platform is an integrated turnkey cloud management platform that is hardened from open source technologies including OpenStack, OpenContrail, Ceph, and Puppet. It is a foundational element of Juniper’s open cloud networking and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions.

    The Contrail Cloud Platform automates the orchestration of compute, storage, and networking resources to create and scale open, intelligent, and reliable OpenStack clouds that seamlessly merge and hybridize through highly intelligent secure networks. These federated clouds enable you to create elastic infrastructures that meet dynamic business needs with speed and agility, increasing the availability and flexibility of the services you deliver to end users while improving operational excellence.

    Contrail Cloud Platform differentiates itself by providing:

    Freedom of Choice

    Avoids expensive vendor-lock with an open architecture that interoperates with a wide range compute, storage and networking hardware, virtualization schemes and cloud applications. You can start anywhere in your network with the ability to grow and evolve over time, with best-of-breed options to future-proof your infrastructure.

    Intelligent Automation

    Delivers business agility, predictable operational excellence, and total cost of ownership (TCO) optimization through the intelligent automation of resource allocation and scaling, infrastructure configuration, and application life cycle management. It does this by establishing an application provisioning feedback loop in a policy-driven infrastructure powered by data-driven decisions.

    Always-On Reliability

    Provides high availability, robust security, and elastic scalability to both the platform and cloud applications to deliver always-on reliability that any cloud needs to carry mission-critical business applications and data.

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    Features

    • Contrail Cloud Platform releases are aligned with OpenStack community releases to maintain API compatibility and strong community support.
    • Automated resource provisioning for configuration and operation of compute, storage, and networking resources needed by cloud applications minimizes manual intervention and improves operational.
    • Seamless inter-cloud federation and compatibility uses a set of proven networking standards and protocols that make it easy to extend a virtual network across multiple data centers and clouds, enabling workload mobility and workload placement flexibility.
    • High availability and scalability to provide anytime availability of the cloud for operation, activation and management of new and existing workloads.
    • Rich and prescriptive analytics provides granular infrastructure telemetry information through very large-scale ingestion and querying of real-time and historical structured and unstructured data optimizes planning and service creation.

    Specs

    HardwareRequires 64-bit dual x86 processor, minimum memory 64 GB RAM
    StorageStorage greater than 64 GB Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA), Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), or solid-state drive (SSD) and 2 TB SATA
    NetworkNetwork with one or more 1 GbE or 10 GbE interface card
    OSLinux OS (CentOS 6.4 or 6.5, Ubuntu 12.04.3 or later)
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    Product Specs

    Contrail Cloud Platform
    HardwareRequires 64-bit dual x86 processor, minimum memory 64 GB RAM
    StorageStorage greater than 64 GB Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA), Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), or solid-state drive (SSD) and 2 TB SATA
    NetworkNetwork with one or more 1 GbE or 10 GbE interface card
    OSLinux OS (CentOS 6.4 or 6.5, Ubuntu 12.04.3 or later)