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Juniper Brings Contrail to the Edge, Works Closely With Red Hat

September 17, 2018 / Linda Hardesty

Juniper Networks’ new Contrail Edge Cloud packs functionality into a small footprint to bring cloud capabilities and virtualization to the edge network. “Edge” according to Juniper includes base stations, hub sites, and switching sites. Service providers want to bring cost-effective compute to edge locations. But these locations have space limitations and power constraints. Juniper’s answer is its new Contrail Edge Cloud with capabilities packed into a software-defined data plane. While data plane functions are pushed to the edge, the technology keeps management functions centralized.