Juniper Networks Selects Scala and Akka from Typesafe
Typesafe today announced that Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, has selected the Typesafe Stack, including both the Scala language and Akka middleware, for use in future Juniper software technologies. The agreement includes a multi-year contract for software licenses (including the Typesafe Console), support, maintenance, training, and consulting.
The Typesafe Stack was chosen because it allows Juniper to:
- Efficiently utilize today and tomorrow's multi-core hardware
- Boost productivity of software developers at Juniper
- Create highly available distributed software based on Akka middleware
“The Typesafe Stack, including the Scala programming language and Akka middleware, represents a fresh approach to software development,” said Will Eatherton, vice president of Engineering, Core Routing Business Unit at Juniper Networks. “By leveraging the Typesafe Stack, Juniper developers will be able to quickly and reliably create distributed software based on Akka middleware that can scale to take advantage of modern multi-core processors.”
“The decision by Juniper Networks to utilize the Typesafe Stack demonstrates the power of our technology in solving key development challenges for leading edge companies,” said Mark Brewer, Typesafe Chief Executive Officer. “Using our modern, comprehensive software components, including Akka middleware, Juniper Networks can deliver more flexible, scalable and high performing network solutions.”
Typesafe provides the most scalable software platform designed for the computing architectures of the future—multicore, parallel and cloud applications. Typesafe was co-founded by Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala and Professor at EPF Lausanne, and is backed by Greylock Partners. The company has offices in Lausanne, the U.S. and Sweden. Typesafe was among the Swiss Top 100 Start-ups 2011.
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