The deal is intended for use by the telecommunications industry.
The OpenStack software lets service providers virtualise core networks and network functions and is claimed to give better performance, scale and reliability.
Juniper said it will also provide complete service support for Canonical’s Ubuntu server operating system.
OpenStack is an open source cloud management platform with a large community of users, developers and founders, and Jupiter said over half of OpenStack instances run Ubuntu.
Both Juniper and Canonical have created Contral Cloud Platform which is a carrier grade OpenStack offering. Both companies will work on joint product development and marketing, and will work with their customers to include service provider needs in the cloud.