Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fujitsu Outlines SDN-based Intelligent Networking and Computing Architecture

Fujitsu outlined an Intelligent Networking and Computing Architecture based on the principles of software defined networking (SDN) that aims to provide optimized control over three unique ICT domains: data centers, wide area networks, and smart devices.

The FUJITSU Intelligent Networking and Computing Architecture can virtualize resources across the three domains. The company said that by administering and controlling these virtualized resources on two layers, a "virtual infrastructure layer" and a "distributed service platform layer," the technology is able to achieve optimal service levels while improving the quality of experience for the end user.

The first set of products supporting this vision include an updated version of unified administration and control software for server, storage and network resources, a new switch that supports network virtualization, and a new virtual appliance platform.

  • FUJITSU Software Server Resource Orchestrator -- a resource management software solution that performs unified management of multiple server, storage, and network ICT resources for virtualized consolidation, integration and private cloud applications. The software allocates resources as needed and automatically sets parameters, thereby implementing SDN in data centers.

  • New converged fabric switch -- this network virtualization switch auto
  • matically configures and modifies virtual network parameters. Using the new switch, network administrators are able to pre-configure networks for each virtual system and modify network settings when adding, replacing or migrating servers, thereby sidestepping the troublesome task of network operations.
  • PRIMERGY Converged Fabric Switch -- this virtual appliance platform virtualizes the IPCOM network server, which integrates functions such as firewalls and load balancers, and can run multiple instances of virtual IPCOM on a single piece of hardware. Unlike in the past, where a separate IPCOM would have to be provisioned for each virtual system, the new IPCOM VX Series allows a single piece of hardware to handle multiple virtual systems, obviating the need for additional IPCOM hardware when adding virtual systems. This, in turn, delivers greater speed and flexibility.


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