Thursday, August 2, 2012

NEC Enhances its ProgrammableFlow SDN Solution

NEC is enhancing its ProgrammableFlow software defined networking product family with new capabilities to automate the provisioning of high performance network services. The announcement includes the release of the UNIVERGE PF Series ProgrammableFlow Controller 3.0, an OpenFlow controller supporting end-to-end QoS and network management capabilities.

 ProgrammableFlow 3.0 expands the scalability of the ProgrammableFlow physical and virtual network fabric. Specifically, the number of switches that can be controlled is greatly expanded and operators can build networks with more than 4,096 virtual LAN (VLAN) ID configurations.

In addition, NEC said its new UNIVERGE PF Series offers integrated API capabilities, enabling third party applications, such as network management or orchestration systems to directly interact with the network through a well-defined functional approach. Third party systems can make on-demand calls to the API to create, edit, and delete virtual networks, as well as to add and remove policies.

"These enhancements to NEC's UNIVERGE PF Series meet the growing need for virtual networks using OpenFlow technologies in support of cloud data centers and business networks," said Hiroyuki Watanabe, General Manager, Global Solutions, NEC. "Additionally, they satisfy the demand for lower installation and operational costs while providing greater security and higher quality." 01-Aug-12