|By Business Wire
|May 7, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
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
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
"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
"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
“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
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.
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