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Juniper OpenContrail evolves into the Linux Foundation’s Tungsten Fabric

April 03, 2018 / Nathan Cranford

Juniper Networks’ open-source network virtualization platform OpenContrail has finished migrating to the Linux Foundation and rebranded itself as Tungsten Fabric. Juniper originally open sourced OpenContrail in 2013 and announced it was moving to the Linux Foundation last December. The company said the platform includes all the components needed to run a data center, including a software-defined networking (SDN) controller, virtual router, orchestration API, analytics and a management console. Similar to OpenContrail, Tungsten Fabric provides a single point of control, observability and analytics for networking and security. It is integrated with cloud technology stacks, such as Kubernetes, Mesos, VMware and OpenStack, and supports  public, private cloud, hybrid cloud deployments like AWS and GCE. It also includes a vRouter that connects container, virtual machine (VM) and bare-metal applications, along with a controller, which orchestrates network overlays, switch fabrics a...