Juniper Networks acquires datacenter network automation startup Apstra

Juniper Networks today announced it has agreed to acquire Menlo Park-based Apstra, an intent-based networking and automated closed-loop assistance startup, for an undisclosed sum. Juniper says the purchase will add to its portfolio of solutions, which include switching platforms with a cloud-native routing stack. The datacenter automation segment is expected to rise from $3.16 billion…