NEC Launches SDN Application Center
May 14th, 2013 By: John Rath
NEC Corporation of America announced the SDN Application Center, which includes software-defined networking solutions built upon customers’ top-of-mind network concerns. NEC will provide 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 Corp. “Coupled with our previously announced comprehensive multi-vendor infrastructure support, NEC’s solutions offer both northbound and southbound APIs to cover the SDN architecture.”
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). The NEC ProgrammableFlow Networking suite is an OpenFlow-based technology that centralizes control of the network, monitors network traffic and redistributes accordingly, and can scale to manage everything from a single rack, or the entire data center. It includes both physical and virtual switches as well as an SDN controller and 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.”