CloudSeeds, a German provider of flexible hosted and on-premises clouds, is building a new cloud infrastructure in Germany for its portfolio of turnkey Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) data center solutions, based on Juniper’s Contrail Networking software-defined networking (SDN) solution.
All services offered by CloudSeeds are designed to be customer-portal driven, enabling users to select, amend and provision services with a mouse-click.
CloudSeeds expects service provider customers to use the hosted cloud infrastructure to create white label cloud service offerings of their own, leveraging the low-investment capabilities of virtualized infrastructure when it is in start-up mode, then transition to on-premises infrastructure once service business models are proven and risk-free.
Juniper’s Contrail Networking is a “simple, open and agile” SDN solution that automates and orchestrates the creation of highly-scalable virtual networks. These virtual networks would enable cloud providers, such as CloudSeeds, to harness the power of the cloud for new services, increased business agility and revenue growth.
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Other Juniper products being deployed in CloudSeeds’ new cloud service infrastructure include the MX80 3D Universal Edge Router, the SRX300 Services Gateway, the QFX5100 line of Switches and the EX4300 Ethernet Switch.
“We evaluated various vendors before we decided on the Juniper Contrail-led solution, and we believe Juniper currently has one of the strongest SDN value propositions on the market,” said Kevin Fibich, chief executive officer (CEO) of CloudSeeds. “A key factor in our decision, besides the superior technical capabilities, was Juniper Networks providing Contrail as Open Source – we are convinced that this will drive large-scale market adoption for Juniper’s SDN solutions in the future. Juniper’s innovative solutions will help us grow into new market segments with a significant cost advantage and provide our customers with solutions that will help to reduce their time-to-market and enable them to significantly capitalize on investments for new products and services.”
CloudSeeds is planning a second phase of development for its cloud services platform, which will incorporate Juniper’s SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) solution.
“With CloudSeeds starting to produce real virtualized network services for its customers in Germany, this will further help to drive quick market adoption for our SDN solutions and support innovation in the service provider and enterprise markets,” said Manfred Opificius, vice president Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Juniper Networks. “We believe that companies using our SDN solutions can gain a first-mover advantage and quickly win market share from incumbent providers due to cost advantages and accelerated time-to-market. We look forward to expanding our business relationship with CloudSeeds into the future.”