Sunday, February 2, 2014

NEC Lands SDN Order from Toyo Seikan Group for Pooled Firewalls

NEC Corporation was awarded an order by Toyo Seikan Group to integrated the networks of its subsidiary companies using Software-Defined Networking technology.  The systems, which will come into operation starting from February 2014, will be deployed in the companies' data centers to pool the corporate firewalls into a common resource.

Toyo Seikan GHD is considering the use of SDN for the Group's common virtual server infrastructure, for integration of the Group LAN through virtualization, business continuity measures and other purposes in the future. NEC is also providing consulting services for planning this project.

NEC's UNIVERGE PF Series is an OpenFlow product.

NEC also noted that it has delivered SDN-based systems to more than 100 companies in Japan and abroad.

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