Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Brocade Offers SDN Controller Trial License

To help enterprises and service providers explore and vet their SDN use cases, Brocade has begun by offering a free one-year license for its recently released Brocade Vyatta Controller. The free license provides management of up to five physical or virtual network nodes in a non-production environment and includes 60 days of free 24x7 worldwide access to the Brocade Technical Assistance Center. A production license for the Brocade Vyatta Controller is priced at $100 per attached node per year including support.



Brocade said its SDN controller is a fully tested, documented and quality-assured edition of the OpenDaylight platform. The company plans to contribute any enhancements made to the Brocade Vyatta Controller back to the community to ensure interoperability with other OpenDaylight-based controllers on an ongoing basis.

The company is also announcing the Brocade Vyatta Controller Developer Edition, which provides templates, libraries, and testing environments -- to help developers quickly write and test SDN applications and easily deploy them into service. The Brocade Vyatta Controller is free of proprietary extensions, so developers can be assured that their applications will run on any other OpenDaylight-based controller. In addition, developers retain full intellectual property rights to the applications they build.

"Today's announcement further distinguishes Brocade in our deep commitment to helping customers accelerate their transition to the New IP by delivering a truly open SDN solution based on the Brocade Vyatta Controller," said Kelly Herrell, senior vice president and general manager, Software Networking, Brocade. "Our free license model, new services that cater to both users and developers, as well as ongoing allegiance to OpenDaylight, not only remove significant barriers to implementing SDN solutions but also accelerate the time from proof-of-concept to production."

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