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Nokia and Juniper Networks Expand Cloud Networking Deal

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Nokia and Juniper Networks have announced an extension of their existing partnership in developing cloud computing services.

The latest collaboration brings together Nokia's network function virtualization (NFV) and telco cloud management and orchestration, and the Juniper Networks MetaFabric data center architecture.

The two companies said that their bundled solution will provide operators with an open ecosystem telco cloud solution, based on OpenStack, offering automated application deployment, software defined application connectivity and network management. The solution will also enable application and networking elastic scalability with a clear migration path for operators to leverage their existing assets built according to today's core architectures.

"In the same way that cloud computing transformed the IT industry, telco cloud dynamics are radically changing how mobile operators plan to deploy, operate and manage their networks through virtualization and software defined networking," said Peter Jarich, vice president, Current Analysis. "Nokia and Juniper's expanded partnership fits well into this evolution, strengthening the telco cloud ecosystem in the process."

The telco cloud solution from Nokia and Juniper Networks will be available later this year.

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