Switch and router maker Juniper Networks snapped up Contrail Systems, a startup maker of software-defined networking (SDN) software, back in December 2012 for $176m just before Contrail was to uncloak from stealth mode. Juniper outlined its SDN plans a month later, and in May released the code for beta testing. Now, the code is …
It sounds very clever.
Time will tell if this was a canny move by Juniper of course but they seem to be doing the right things to build an ecosystem around it.
Of course usual caveats apply to US company.
But at least the software is completely reviewable.
So (cautious) thumbs up.