As the current movement toward open source virtualization (in other words, “no-pay” virtualization platform) is gaining more momentum, so are projects like OpenStack. Founded in July 2010 by Rackspace and NASA, OpenStack is an open source cloud computing platform project and community that currently has more than 165 companies, including two recent joiners, IBM and Red Hat. It has three core projects—Compute, Object Storage, and Image Service—with many more in the incubation hopper and, per a recent NetworkWorld article, also ranks as one of the top 10 most powerful Iaas companies.
The beauty of open source is that there is no vendor lock-in and, well, it’s cheaper—which are two things that are important to customers and, by extension, to Juniper. When it comes to the cloud, Juniper’s objective is to provide the best possible and most cost-effective security for its customers—whatever their choice of platform may be. OpenStack supports multiple hypervisors and Juniper’s vGW Virtual Gateway, which currently supports VMware and has short-term planned support for other hypervisors like KVM, Hyper-V, and Xen. So if organizations continue to rally behind OpenStack and the efforts of its growing number of active developers and cloud technologists to create a massively scalable cloud offering, they can count on Juniper to provide security that meets their needs for versatility as well as high-performance, multi-layered defenses, and compliance.
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