Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Vello Builds SDN-Powered Optical Node for Equinix Data Center

Vello Systems is powering a three-node optical network featuring white-box Ethernet switches in Equinix’s NY5 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in New York to act as a test bed for software-defined networking (SDN).

The Vello Systems OpenFlow-based SDN solution is an enterprise network operating system that unifies the control of the optical, Ethernet and virtual networking planes under common, open software.

The VellOS 7.0 OpenFlow-enabled application platform is already used by leading financial institutions.

"Customers are looking at SDN as a means to an end, not as an end in itself. Vello understands that customers care about results, including business and operational agility, service velocity, and reduced operational and capital expenditures,” said Brad Casemore, Research Director, Datacenter Networks International Data Corporation. “With VellOS, the company's aim is to ensure that the underlying network infrastructure is aligned with and responds dynamically to customer requirements relating to key application workloads and services."