Enterasys Launches OneFabric Connect SDN

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Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company,  introduced OneFabric Connect SDN, a software defined networking (SDN) solution that integrates with a community of partner offerings. The solution focuses on new services innovation through an open API and unique flow-based ASIC architecture which accelerates application integration for the entire network.

The SDN component builds upon the OneFabric Connect offering that was launched earlier this year. Several partners have been integrated into the OneFabric Connect Central developer community, including not only data center solutions but also applications at the network edge and access, such as MDM, web filtering and Unified Communications.

“Our customers today are tasked with finding solutions to combat the rapid rate at which network usage and complexity is increasing,” said Markus Nispel, Chief Technology Strategist, Enterasys Networks. “OneFabric Connect SDN builds upon Enterasys’ heritage of providing flexibility in the network that solves our customer’s problems. Through OneFabric Connect SDN, IT is able to create a dynamic and agile network infrastructure that’s aimed at the deployment of new services through common APIs. As a result, our customers get the increased network reliability, simplicity and security they are seeking that extends far beyond the data center.”

“ESG research indicates that organizations need SDN solutions to help them overcome problems like reducing or eliminating manual processes and accelerating application roll outs,” said Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “The Enterasys approach to SDN combines the scalability and simplicity of their OneFabric architecture with a technology partner ecosystem via open APIs to deliver a broad range of network service solutions to their customers.”

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