Juniper Networks Closes Acquisition of Apstra

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Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a provider of secure, AI-driven networks, closed the acquisition of Apstra, a leader in intent-based networking and automated closed-loop assurance.

The amount of the deal – announced in July 2020, was not disclosed.

Apstra brings network automation based on an open, multivendor architecture to Juniper’s Data Center networking portfolio. The combined experience of the two companies delivers a proven open, programmable and scalable solution for next-generation data centers and cloud networks, providing customers a clear and quick way to automate the data center and introduce AI-driven operations.

The Apstra team is now part of Juniper’s Data Center business and Apstra CEO and co-founder, David Cheriton, joins Juniper as Chief Data Center Scientist.

The close of the Apstra acquisition follows the close of Juniper’s additional acquisitions of Netrounds and 128 Technology in the second semester of 2020.