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Juniper Pushes Open Source Past Experimentation to Implementation

May 03, 2019 / Ali Longwell

Juniper Networks believes that open source is initiating where the broader software and networking industry is heading, Julius Francis, director of product management and marketing for cloud, security, and analytics at Juniper told SDxCentral at this week’s Open Infrastructure Summit. However, there is still a lot of work to be done in open source for customers to be able to implement many of these projects. The networking company has its hands in a few areas of open source, but its main involvement in the open source community surrounds its open source SDN project, which was renamed Tungsten Fabric when Juniper moved the code-base to the Linux Foundation. It was previously called OpenContrail. Francis says that the company has stayed on board with Tungsten and continues to contribute because Juniper sees the value of open source. It is also involved in the Akraino project, which is the Linux Foundation’s open source edge software stack, it supports the Open Compute Project...