Juniper Networks in SDN deal with Vodafone

Juniper Networks IndiaJuniper Networks today announced its software-defined networking (SDN) deal with Vodafone for supplying its Contrail Networking SDN solution.

The technology will help enable innovative, user-driven, flexible business services for Vodafone’s customers.

Contrail Networking SDN solution automates and orchestrates the creation of highly scalable virtual networks. These virtual networks enable operators, such as Vodafone, to harness the power of the cloud for new services, increased business agility and revenue growth.

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Juniper is hosting a presentation of VPN+, a showcase for Vodafone’s multi-vendor mobile VPN services portfolio and an integral part of Vodafone Ocean Transformation — at its booth at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017).

VPN+ use cases on show include SD-WAN, service chaining, on-demand services (e.g. large-scale data back-up), virtual cloud-hosted services, and universal, virtualized Customer Premises Equipment (CPE).

All VPN+ services are designed to be customer-portal driven, enabling users to select, change and provision services with a mouse-click.

“Being able to provide automated, virtualized, cloud-enabled networking capabilities securely and at scale is fundamental to our future success, and we are pleased to have Juniper on board as a key technology partner,” said David Amzallag, head of network virtualization, Vodafone Group.

Luca Claretti, Vodafone global client director, Juniper Networks, was instrumental in bagging the SDN agreement from Vodafone.