Cariden Offers Blueprint for Infrastructure SDN

Network planning and automation software provider Cariden Technologies announced its vision for Infrastructure SDN (Software Defined Networking)  for visibility and control of network resources.

In its recently released white paper at SDNCentral, Cariden positions Network Services OS (NS-OS) as the foundation for a proven approach to SDN requirements. The blueprint is composed of an array of network controllers – including an OpenFlow controller interface, an extended network model with predictive analytics, and real-time Service Control including a path computation element (PCE).  The paper discusses distinct classes of SDN that have emerged: Flow Services SDN, Virtualization SDN, and Infrastructure SDN.

“We have used Cariden’s Path Computation Element (PCE) functionality in support of an architectural redesign that prepared us for increased traffic,” said Mike Hellers, Network Engineering Manager at LINX. “Cariden’s new service controllers are an exciting way to make their NS-OS more adaptable and agile for admissions control and fuller orchestration of our network.”

As a software company Cariden serves many of the top network operators worldwide, such as Tier 1 ISPs and broadband service providers. Its MATE platform provides easily maintained traffic and topology models, with fast and reliable mechanisms to engineer network-wide traffic and to centralize provisioning of configuration changes.

“Cariden has been providing network visibility and control software since the inception of the company,” said Arman Maghbouleh, President of Cariden Technologies. “Working hand in glove with our customers, we have developed key components of the NS-OS—PCE, abstraction, predictive analytics, and network discovery and integration to enable a transition to software-defined networking. SDN is a natural extension of our approach”

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