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NEC Introduces Its SDN Application Center

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, and a pioneer in OpenFlow-based Software Defined Networking (SDN), today announced the SDN Application Center, which includes SDN solutions built upon customers’ top-of-mind SDN network concerns.

Working with several leading vendors, NEC will offer northbound APIs to help organizations proactively and automatically manage, secure and optimize their networks through their SDN solutions.

“Our new SDN Application Center will give our customers more choice on network visibility, security, load balancing and wide area networks (WAN) optimization,” said Don Clark, director of Business Development, IT Platform Technologies, NEC Corporation of America. “Coupled with our previously announced comprehensive multi-vendor infrastructure support, NEC’s solutions offer both northbound and southbound APIs to cover the SDN architecture.”

Leading vendors that are part of NEC’s SDN Application Center include Real Status (Management Applications); vArmour (Security Applications); A10 Networks and Silver Peak (Optimization Applications); and Red Hat (Cloud Orchestration Applications).

“NEC’s ProgrammableFlow Network Suite allows cloud service providers to rapidly deploy new services for their customers while containing their operational cost and optimizing their cloud infrastructure resources," said Craig Rowland, Chief Operating Officer at Real Status. "To define relevant optimization rules for their cloud not only do they need a strong business understanding of their cost and revenues structure but also complete visibility and permanent monitoring of what is used by whom and when in their cloud infrastructure. Coupling the automation offered by NEC software-defined networks with Real Status’ modeling and visualization solution, Hyperglance, gives cloud providers a significant competitive advantage and a solid foundation to rapidly grow their business."

"We are excited to add our Software-Defined Security (SDSec) capabilities to NEC's Software-Defined Networking solution," said Roger Lian, CEO at vArmour Networks. "Using standard SDN protocols, the NEC ProgrammableFlow PF6800 can dynamically adapt vArmour's security enforcement to the physical and virtual network infrastructure at will. This gives data center operators the ability to provision best-in-class security services with the same speed and efficiency as their virtual networks."

"Software-defined Networking allows for simple and efficient programmability of the network. As such, NEC's ProgrammableFlow Network Suite perfectly complements our market-leading application-delivery solutions," said Raj Jalan, CTO at A10 Networks. "The demo at Interop Las Vegas shows how the AX Series interacts with NEC's OpenFlow-based SDN network to dynamically scale based on either traffic demand, or AX Series availability."

“Silver Peak’s software-defined approach to data acceleration allows any networking, storage, server, or compute administrator to quickly and easily accelerate any application over distance using the tools with which they are the most comfortable,” said David Hughes, founder and CTO of Silver Peak Systems. “By integrating Silver Peak virtual WAN acceleration with NEC’s ProgrammableFlow Network suite, customers can reap the benefits of WAN optimization with point-and-click simplicity.”

"We are pleased to welcome NEC to the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network where we will begin the journey to jointly promote, build, test, deliver and support leading-edge cloud solutions to enterprise customers," said Mike Werner, senior director of Platform Ecosystem at Red Hat. “By extending the NEC Software-Defined Networking (SDN) offering to the Red Hat OpenStack distribution, we provide users a compelling reason to check out OpenStack heading into the Grizzly release and we look forward to continued collaboration with NEC as a key member of the Red Hat OpenStack ecosystem."

Interop Las Vegas

  • NEC will be demonstrating these integrated solutions at Booth #627 at Interop Las Vegas, May 6-10, 2013.
  • NEC is a Gold Sponsor for the SDN Workshop, taking place on May 7 during the conference. NEC will be participating in the following panel:
    • SDN: A Vendor’s Perspective – What is Software-defined Networking and What Impacts will it Have on Your Network?
    • Time: 11:15 a.m. on May 7
    • Participating Panelist: Samrat Ganguly, chief network architect, NEC Corporation of America

First launched in 2011, the ProgrammableFlow network suite was the first commercially available SDN solution to leverage the OpenFlow protocol enabling complete network virtualization, allowing customers to easily deploy, control, monitor, and manage multi-tenant network infrastructure. Endorsed by customers, ProgrammableFlow provides the first comprehensive suite that includes both physical and virtual switches as well as an SDN controller and applications. Ideally suited for corporate and service provider data centers, the ProgrammableFlow Controller provides a cost-effective, high-performance, highly scalable SDN platform.

More information on NEC’s ProgrammableFlow SDN can be found at www.necam.com/sdn.

More information on NEC can be found at: www.necam.com
Blog at www.NECToday.com
YouTube at www.youtube.com/interactiveNEC
Facebook fan page: www.necam.com/facebook
Twitter: @NEC, @NEC_OpenFlow

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