Igniting Network Innovation

OpenLab, Juniper’s Center for Innovation, serves as a global resource for innovators who want to build network-integrated software applications and solutions. Juniper customers and partners, as well as educators, students, and startups use OpenLab to refine, develop, test, demonstrate, and validate solutions that harness network intelligence and automation capabilities.

OpenLab offers hands-on and cloud-based access to Juniper and third-party solutions, with seven collaboration centers around the world. Using OpenLab resources and programs, innovators can speed development of their applications while reducing infrastructure costs and risk. From SDN sandboxes to NFV interoperability tests, OpenLab accelerates the process of innovation and, ultimately, implementation.

Inventing the Future of Networking

Platform and Technology Learning Series

OpenLab hosts technology training sessions to explore the possibilities enabled by Juniper’s programmable virtual and physical platforms. Face-to-face sessions and webcasts include technical overviews and hands-on lab exercises, covering topics such as Contrail, Software-Defined Secure Networks, Open-Network Automation and AppFormix. To learn more about these technology programs, please click here.

Educational Programs

Onsite workshops at OpenLab locations are designed to educate participants about SDN and network automation, and how Juniper technology and products can offer innovative and cost-effective solutions to business challenges.

Academic engagements at different educational levels, delivered in conjunction with Juniper’s Academic Alliance Program, encompass technology-centric tutorials, software and automation workshops, and competitions that train students in current networking technology trends and solutions. These programs complement the in-classroom curriculum and give students the opportunity to collaborate with technology experts.

For information on available course offerings and to register, visit the OpenLab Learning Portal.

SDN and Network Automation Workshop and Competition

The SDN Workshop and Competition is a unique, dynamic, week-long program that teaches university student teams about SDN and network programmability. After a two-day workshop, teams build software solutions that solve real-world networking problems. Students compete for prizes as well as opportunities for internships and full-time positions, offered by Juniper and our sponsor partners.

Lab Resources

OpenLab offers an array of globally accessible software and hardware assets, along with experts to assist with automation solutions and the development of new applications.

Third-party developers can tap into Juniper's platforms and automation features while working in isolated sandbox environments for application development, testing, and training. If you would like to reserve a sandbox for the purpose of evaluating Contrail Networking and AppFormix, please click here. To learn more about OpenLab, contact your local account representative, or drop us a note at

Solutions Incubation Program

Independent software vendors (ISVs) and startups developing SDN and network automation solutions can take advantage of our Solutions Incubation Program. OpenLab provides the resources to build and test new solutions that interoperate with Juniper SDN and programmable networking assets.

Contact Us

To reach any of the OpenLab locations worldwide, email us at

  • OpenLab New Jersey (Founding Location - Bridgewater)
  • OpenLab Silicon Valley
  • OpenLab Amsterdam
  • OpenLab London
  • OpenLab Tokyo
  • OpenLab Singapore
  • OpenLab Sydney